FEB 8, 2010 5:12am ET

Related Links

Innovative Organizations Likely to have More Pervasive BI and Data Governance
September 2, 2014
Revolutionize Your Business Intelligence with Lean, High-Performance Solutions
August 21, 2014
Should You Always Obey Orders from Your Executives?
August 7, 2014

Web Seminars

Why Data Virtualization Can Save the Data Warehouse
Available On Demand
Essential Guide to Using Data Virtualization for Big Data Analytics
September 24, 2014

Performance Measurement – Common Causes/Risk, Skill and Luck, Part 1


After the Internet bubble burst in 2002, I sold some of the stock in the technology company I worked for at the time and set out to invest the proceeds on my own. Like most inexperienced investors, I made some mistakes, but on the whole did quite well – until the mortgage bubble burst that is. The market boom in the 90's had been fueled by growth stocks, especially large company growth. After that segment tanked in 2001-2002, I thought it prudent to switch to small and value, so I chose a few well-regarded mutual funds and the roll-your-own portfolio enabler, Foliofn, overemphasizing the new choices. That strategy worked swimmingly until mid-2008, when the segment crashed worse than the overall market in a near depression. At the end, I wasn't better off than I'd have been simply investing in the market index from the outset. In retrospect, I can only call myself smart from 2002-2007 if I acknowledge I've been pretty dumb since!

Get access to this article and thousands more...

All Information Management articles are archived after 7 days. REGISTER NOW for unlimited access to all recently archived articles, as well as thousands of searchable stories. Registered Members also gain access to:

  • Full access to information-management.com including all searchable archived content
  • Exclusive E-Newsletters delivering the latest headlines to your inbox
  • Access to White Papers, Web Seminars, and Blog Discussions
  • Discounts to upcoming conferences & events
  • Uninterrupted access to all sponsored content, and MORE!

Already Registered?

Filed under:


Comments (0)

Be the first to comment on this post using the section below.

Add Your Comments:
You must be registered to post a comment.
Not Registered?
You must be registered to post a comment. Click here to register.
Already registered? Log in here
Please note you must now log in with your email address and password.
Login  |  My Account  |  White Papers  |  Web Seminars  |  Events |  Newsletters |  eBooks
Please note you must now log in with your email address and password.