Active Tax Management by Lisa Goldberg, Harrison Selwitz, & Simge Ulucam September 22, 2022
Diversification is a foundational principle of risk management. By deploying wealth across a range of securities, an investor becomes less susceptible to a disaster that may result from holding a concentrated portfolio. Historically, investors who had a large portion of their wealth invested in...
Active Tax Management by Taotao Cai & Lisa Goldberg May 5, 2021
An investor might hold on to concentrated stock for a variety of reasons. A position may carry a substantial tax overhang, or perhaps it has emotional value, representing the fruits of hard work building a successful business. Investors are subject, in greater or lesser degrees, to the “endowment effect,” which is our tendency to...
Active Tax Management by Taotao Cai & Lisa Goldberg February 23, 2021
The S&P 500 Index return was up 18.4% in 2020, even though 95% of its constituents experienced a drawdown of more than 10%. This is not, however, just another crazy thing that happened in 2020...
Observations by Lisa Goldberg June 1, 2017A Cornucopia of Losses: The US Equity Market Has Been Great for Taxable Indexers but Hard on Active Managers
Critics are quick to point out that active management is a sub-zero-sum game. The high fees active managers charge make after-fee active returns lower, on average, than after-fee returns to an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks...
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