Index Funds vs Individual Stocks | PPhREI Network Roundup | 5-25-2024

by The Darwinian Doctor

In this PPhREI Network Roundup, we debate index funds versus individual stocks and also hear why medical students shouldn’t invest in real estate.

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The Prudent Plastic Surgeon

In this post, Dr. Frey revisits a beloved debate in the personal finance world: individual stocks vs index funds. Like myself, he loves index funds and lays out 5 reasons for his preference. That hasn’t stopped me from purchasing individual stocks in the past. I’ve recently sold them all and fully committed to indexing for my stock needs. I’ve got enough risk exposure on the real estate side, thank you very much!

Read the entire post here: 5 Reasons Index Fund Investing is Better than Stock Picking

The Darwinian Doctor

This post was inspired by a conversation I had with a medical student who really wanted to get into real estate NOW, rather than waiting until he becomes an attending like I did. I’m a big fan of early momentum, but I recommended that he hit the brakes for now.

Some of my reasons included the time commitment and the capital requirements, but there were many more.

Read the whole post here for my argument: Medical Students Shouldn’t Invest In Real Estate

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