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How We Select Investments

When introducing evidence-based investing, we like to begin by explaining why we feel it’s the right strategy for those who are seeking to build or preserve their wealth in wild and woolly markets. Of course sensible strategy is best followed by practical implementation, so it’s also worth describing how we select the funds we typically […]

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Take This First Step to a Better Investment Experience: Give Up

What is one of the best first steps you can take to becoming a better investor? Embrace the power of market pricing. Me and You Against the World If you look at all the stock trades placed by all of the world’s traders in 2014, the daily average trading volume exceeded $300 billion. That’s a […]

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Rainy-weather Investing: A Lesson From a Fishing Adventure

The weather promised to be unpleasant: cold winds with occasional rain. Such conditions are bad news for just about every activity you might want to do during a Yellowstone Park adventure … with the exception of fly fishing. When we arrived at Yellowstone’s Soda Butte Creek parking area, we were the only fishermen there. This […]

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Market Volatility and Investment Challenges

When is it easy to earn market returns? This is a trick question, because the answer is, “Never.” This is in part because volatility – the up and down movement stock markets experience – is more often distracting than it is cause for changing your investment strategy. The market’s volatile range of returns in any […]

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Why Stock Market Forecasting is Usually Worthless

Even after all these years, the debate over “active” versus “passive” management continues to be a hot button issue in the financial services industry. The idea of stock market forecasting (i.e. market timing) is a concept on which conventional wisdom is based. This belief also just happens to be supported by several powerful industries (Wall Street and the financial media) worth trillions of dollars.

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Staying in the Stream – the Key to Fishing (and Investment) Success

Key Takeaways: Just like fishing conditions, markets are also virtually impossible to predict consistently. Investing for the long-term and consistently rebalancing helps to reduce the uncertainty of the markets and put investors in the best position to succeed. Market timing is not a reliable method for fishing, or investment returns. Fly fishing is a captivating […]

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Exploring the Human Factor

Despite everything we know about efficient capital markets and all the solid evidence available to guide our rational decisions … we’re still human. We’ve got things going on in our heads that have nothing to do with solid evidence and rational decisions – a brew of chemically generated instincts and emotions that spur us to […]

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