Missing Opportunity

Apple stock has been an incredibly profitable investment. Stories about winners like Apple encourage many investors to seek the next Apple. The issue is that identifying the next big winner ahead of time is not a consistently profitable investment strategy. In fact, the majority of professional investors who attempt that strategy underperform a simple indexed […]

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Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Your Financial Life

Money means different things to different people. Each of us has different dreams. You may want to achieve financial freedom, provide seed capital or a top-flight college education for your children or grandchildren, have a vacation home on the beach or in the mountains, or leave behind an enduring legacy that will allow you favorite […]

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Five Key Concepts for Financial Success

While investing can at time seem overwhelming, the academic research can be broken down into what we call the Five Key Concepts to Financial Success. If you examine your own life, you’ll find that it is often the simpler things that consistently work. Successful investing is no different. However, it is easy to have your […]

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Risk, Volatility and Opportunity

The current renewed volatility in financial markets is reviving unwelcome feelings among many investors – feelings of anxiety, fear, and a sense of powerlessness. These are completely natural responses. Action on those emotions, though, can end up doing us more harm than good. The increase in market volatility is an expression of uncertainty. The sovereign […]

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Fear, Greed and Investment Decision Making

Fear and greed cause investors to make bad decisions. Meir Statman is a pioneer in behavioral finance, the branch of economics that considers the influence of emotions on investor decision making. We had the opportunity to interview Meir after seeing his presentation at a recent conference. Among other things, he discussed: How framing and hindsight […]

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