Investing


Apr

15

2016
Why Speculate With Your Future?

Why Speculate With Your Future?

Forecasting (n.) – The attempt to predict the unknowable by measuring the irrelevant; a task that, in one way or another, employs most people on Wall Street. – Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary For the last month, I’ve been hammering...

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Apr

08

2016
Skill vs Luck

Skill vs Luck

“It’s useless to lecture a human.” – Rick Riordan Human beings are stubborn.  It comes naturally to us.  Stubbornness is organically ingrained in our existence.  How often do you catch yourself doing something that you know is likely to have...

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Apr

06

2016
Early DoL Fiduciary Rule Roundup

Early DoL Fiduciary Rule Roundup

The Department of Labor on Wednesday rolled out its long anticipated rule aimed at altering how the financial industry doles out retirement advice.  The Obama administration is hoping to bring investors a bit more transparency around the line that has...

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Apr

01

2016
Don’t Be an April Fool

Don’t Be an April Fool

Nearly every culture has some kind of festival to mark the coming of spring. These occasions, which anthropologists have dubbed “renewal festivals,” typically involve some sort of organized mayhem. People play pranks on friends, wear disguises, or somehow reverse the...

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Mar

25

2016
The Million Dollar Bet

The Million Dollar Bet

At Berkshire Hathaway’s 2006 annual company meeting, Warren Buffet was on stage talking when the subject of hedge funds came up.  Buffet said that hedge funds are not worth the fees they charge investors and he would be willing to...

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Mar

18

2016
The Stock Market is a Distraction

The Stock Market is a Distraction

“The stock market is a giant distraction from the business of investing.” – Jack Bogle Last week Barry Ritholtz conducted a great interview with Jack Bogle on Bloomberg’s Masters in Business radio show/podcast.  Bogle is founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group and would...

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Mar

08

2016
Hitting the Mute Button on Returns

Hitting the Mute Button on Returns

Antti Ilman calls the calculation of expected returns an art form.  Antti is a managing director at AQR Capital and has authored several publications on the subject of expected returns, including a comprehensive book (Expected Returns: An Investor’s Guid to...

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