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Simple Steps for a Diversified Portfolio

Simple Steps for a Diversified Portfolio

A diversified portfolio will reduce your portfolio volatility and allow you to sleep better at night. But, what does it actually mean to have a “diversified portfolio?” Simple Actions for a Diversified Portfolio Put half your money in an S&P 500 Fund (VFINX – Vanguard 500 Index in yellow) and half in US Treasuries (VUSTX […]

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Reduce Portfolio Volatility

Portfolio Volatility

Since the S&P 500’s recent high on 9/20/2018, the S&P 500 has lost 8.47%. However, smart investors have options to reduce portfolio volatility, as there are many strong funds and stocks in sectors which: Are attracting safety conscious investors Have less volatility than the broad market Are not highly correlated to the S&P 500 Funds […]

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Download 800+ Market Indexes with the FastTrack Database

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FastTrack’s database has over 800 market indexes available through our APIs, local install software, and cloud products. We publish all the industry standards: S&P, GSCI, MSCI, Dow Jones, NYSE, CBOE, etc. Additionally, we include 100+ high yield indexes broken out by rating, country, industry, etc and all market rates such as LIBOR, Fed Fund, mortgage […]

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Backtest Bogle’s 3 Position Portfolio

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The three position portfolio, popularized by John Bogle, takes a “simpler is better” approach to portfolio construction. Basically, the approach calls for only owning three positions via low cost index funds/etfs: total us stock market, total bond market, total international market. The link above will give all the background on “why,” in this post we’ll […]

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New Families Out

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New FT Cloud families are out today! Included in the release are our new “Purchase Minimum” families. These families group mutual funds but their minimum initial purchase amount. Use these families to screen the 17k dividend adjusted tickers in the database. Practical Example Use the Family Sieve to mix, match, remove, add funds for custom […]

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30 Years of Service!

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Every 10 years FastTrack extends its database to accommodate more days of data. We just completed the 4th expansion! All FT4web users should have seamlessly downloaded the new database via FT Comm. FT Cloud users access data on demand, via the web, and remain un-impacted. If you’re experiencing any issues, give us a call at (866) […]

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New FT Comm Out Today

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New FT Comm v5.0.1.10 A new FT Comm update is out today. Click the “upgrade” button when you open FT Comm to download version 5.0.1.10. Check out the manual here: https://investorsfasttrack.com/ft-comm-manual/ Improved Backup Strategy In this update, we’re rolling out a handful of improvements. The most notable is our improved file back up feature. In the […]

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FT Data Status API

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There are two things that define FastTrack: High quality dividend adjusted data and customer support. As a company, we see both on equal footing. Customer Support Enhancing the latter, we’re proud to announce the Data Status API. This is a simple API to programmatically verify you’re local copy of the FastTrack databases are the latest […]

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FastTrack Market Data API

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FastTrack offers a comprehensive market data API covering 20,000+ mutual funds, ETFs, indexes, and stocks. FastTrack specializes in accurate dividend adjusted closing price data (total return), which is essential to any historical investment model or statistical analysis. Read more about accurate data here Mutual Funds, ETF, Indexes, and Stock Individual and professional investors have used […]

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Stay Tuned

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We’re hard to work a bunch of new projects. We’re soon to add many more interest rate, debt, and government indexes/indicators to the indexes database. We’re hoping to wrap that in the next month. Also, a new an improved FT Comm is underway. We’ve gotten lots of feedback on the data backup and restore function […]

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