Investing


Jun

25

2015
Irrational Value Opportunities

Irrational Value Opportunities

It is always interesting to watch how investors react to news events.  When presented with unexpected information, market participants are often hasty in their decision making.  Loss aversion and fear of missing out are two emotions that can drive this...

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Jun

15

2015
Investment Books for the Ages

Investment Books for the Ages

As a self-taught investor, I’m often asked for recommendations of good investment reading.  Two books that largely influenced me were Jack Schwager’s Market Wizards series and Van Tharp’s Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom.  While both books discuss successful investors...

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May

11

2015
Investing in Human Behavior

Investing in Human Behavior

As an investment advisor, I’m often asked “What do you think of the market?” or “Hey what is a good stock to invest in right now?”  Ironically enough, I have a really hard time answering those types of questions.  Investing...

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Apr

17

2015
Investment Style Semantics

Investment Style Semantics

There’s some buzz in the advisor world today about a recent announcement by FutureAdvisor.  FutureAdvisor is a robo-advisor that operates on the Fidelity and TDAmeritrade platform and yesterday they announced that they are making changes to their allocation process.  Gasp!...

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Apr

07

2015
A Lesson in Trading Low Volume ETFs

A Lesson in Trading Low Volume ETFs

There’s a lot of misinformation floating around about how ETFs trade and the dangers of “illiquid” ETFs.  While liquidity can certainly pose a problem for a poorly constructed ETF, it is often misunderstood and I believe a much larger danger...

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