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There Is a Secret That Wall Street Doesn’t Want You to Know…

Wall Street’s Secret? “Where there is mystery there is margin”. The more the financiers of Wall Street can make investing sound complex and mysterious, the more they can promote their mysterious high-margin solutions. The greater their margins, the greater their profits. Now don’t get me wrong. I have no problem with anyone earning profits. Profits […]

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The 6 Most Loathed Words in Fishing and Investing…

“You should have been here yesterday!” It happens on every fishing trip.  At dinner, a well-intentioned fishing buddy or acquaintance tells you about the unbelievable fishing he experienced earlier that same day just over the mountain.  “You should have been there!” he boasts. Images of rising fish in numbers and sizes of mythical proportions race […]

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Are You Waiting for “Perfect” Investment Conditions?

It was a great day to be out on the river. The weather was beautiful–clear skies and 65 degrees with a pleasant breeze. The newer fishermen in our group didn’t realize that the pleasant weather may have been good for hiking but wasn’t very conducive to catching fish. The old salts among us knew that […]

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Index Investing: Opportunities & Obstacles

Legend has it, a pharmacist named John Pemberton was searching for a headache cure when he tried blending Coca leaves with Cola nuts. Who knew his recipe was destined to become such a smashing success, even if Coca-Cola® never did become the medicine Pemberton had in mind? In a similar vein, when Charles Dow launched […]

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Behavioral Factors That Influence Investment Decisions

In my previous post we looked at the four keys to understanding factors that impact investment risk and return. Here we’ll explore the human factors that influence investment decisions more than you might think. No matter how much discipline and empirical research they have at their disposal, the clear majority of investors have difficulty sticking […]

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4 Key Factors That Impact Risk & Return

In my last post, we explored the nuances of diversifying your portfolio. In this video, we’ll explore why you should be compensated differently for investing in different types of asset classes. We’ll also explain why the true evidence-based investing our firm advocates is more powerful than mere surveys, studies and research reports so often touted […]

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The Power of Diversification

In my last post we discussed the three key concepts that determine the price of an individual security.  Here we’ll explore the importance of diversifying your investments. More than five decades of academic research has confirmed two key benefits of diversifying and they’re among the most powerful concepts in financial economics: (a) Having a diversified portfolio […]

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