Among Heroes and Villains

Freedom is not free. Our rights and privileges come at a high cost. The brave men and women who fought and died for our freedom are not able to enjoy the sacrifices they gave, but their families and friends are, and that’s what’s important. Seeing this reality firsthand as a young Marine Corp officer changed my life. It also shaped my career in the investment industry.

An Interview with Founder and CEO Jim Wiandt

Jim Wiandt is an indexing aficionado. He and his extended staff of researchers and journalists at are on top of every wiggle in the industry. Over the years, Jim has created a small media empire and the go-to resource for all things index, index fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) related.

An Interview with Indexing Expert Robert Waid

Robert Waid, managing director, is responsible for all Wilshire Indexes as Head of Investment Market Services at Wilshire Associates. This is part of Universe and Derived Data Services which includes the Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service (Wilshire TUCS®), Wilshire Cooperative℠ and Wilshire Compass InSite℠ branded products. In his prior role, Mr. Waid was Head of Index Research and the lead architect for Wilshire Global Index Family. He is the co-creator of the Wilshire 4500 and Wilshire US Style Indexes.

An Interview With Guru-Grader Steve LeCompte

I recently had the opportunity to interview Steve LeCompte, founder of CXO Advisory Group LLC and editor of His company can best be described as an investment-strategy-testing firm. Steve applies rigorous, scientific testing methods to investment strategies of all types and reports on the viability of those strategies in his blog. He has tested nearly 1,000 strategies during his career, all of which are available to subscribers for a modest annual subscription fee. The firm does not offer a portfolio management service or provide personalized financial advice.

6 Reasons For Index Fund Investors To Give Thanks

There are many things for index fund investors to be thankful for. Here is a short list of thanks for index fund investors to remember when they’re sitting around the Thanksgiving Day table enjoying some of the benefits of investing wisely in index funds. 1)      Jack Bogle: Vanguard Group founder and former CEO John C. [...]