|Compared to Papasan Pickles, Couch Potatoes are motivated!|
Strategic Portfolio Series Funds investors are maybe "Papasan Pickles" .. its a deeper form of seating, making it harder to get off your behind to get up and make a few trades. Like Papasan Pickles, Strategic Portfolio Series Funds investors don't have to do anything!
The BLACKROCK BALANCED PORTFOLIO for example holds these index ETFs to the right.
What do you pay for this bundle? The Fund Fact sheets shows a management fee of 1.4%. Compare that to a balanced Couch Potato portfolio. That is a real ETF portfolio, not the April fool The Couch Potato Mutual Fund that has the same 1.4% MER. The weighted MER of a Complete Couch Potato portfolio is 0.23% - saving you 1.17% a year, or 26% over a 20 year time horizon.
Pickles portfolios do come out ahead on calories, but that's it.
Couch Potato - 77 calories
Papasan Pickle - 8 calories
So do the math, haul your pickle out of that papasan and love your potato portfolio!