Weekend Roundup: Open Portfolios, New ETFs, Old Jobs, and More

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As I catch up on my feed reader, here are some posts from other bloggers that I found interesting:

The Digerati Lifeshares her latest portfolio update. I love open portfolios, I don’t know why.

Lazy Man has left his job, and his wife explains why that’s okay. I left my job about 2 years ago to go back to school and switch specialties, and my wife was very supportive, which made all the difference in the world. Best decision ever. You gotta be able to chase your dreams, even if you’re married!

IndexFundFan noted the arrival of an Emerging Markets Small Value ETF. Holy non-correlated-asset-classes, Batman! I like having more competition and choices, but I don’t think I’ll partake of this one. I wonder what the tracking error on this thing will be.

Get Rich Slowly states that a credit card is not an emergency fund… but then shares a story where it was ;). It was in a small business setting, though – should that make a difference?

CFO tried Dream Dinners, where you make your own take-out for a week. She liked it the first time, but not the second time. I still get a steady stream of comments on my old Dream Dinners post, although I must admit I never cleared out enough space in the freezer to actually try it ourselves.

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Comments

  1. Interesting that China isn’t in the ETF’s top ten rankings. But I guess with the market boom (or bubble), it no longer fits the value category. And, I wonder why Eastern Europe isn’t in the list, either.

    Speaking of non-correlation, have you heard of ETFs that are shorting emerging markets?

    http://biz.yahoo.com/ts/071030/10387179.html

  2. Thanks for mentioning my post, Jonathan! Today I posted links to the subsequent posts about my Dream Dinners experience, but basically, we found that the quality wasn’t consistently high and we didn’t like it nearly enough to go back. I got comments recommending I talk to the manager but I had baby #2 to think about and never did get around to that!

  3. Jonathan, thanks for the mention. The new DGS ETF sure looks very interesting to me, and its trading volume is already quite respectable for a new ETF.

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