Weekend Reading


Mar

23

2017
Weekend Reading for 3/24/2017

Weekend Reading for 3/24/2017

The Social Security Hedge Most readers of this blog are pre-retirees who probably haven’t given much thought to Social Security.  For the majority of us, other than the hefty 6.2% of every paycheck that goes towards FICA, Social Security is...

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Mar

17

2017
Weekend Reading for 3/17/2017

Weekend Reading for 3/17/2017

Invisible Alpha Blog Maewyn Succat Day It would be blasphemous of me to bore you with finance on a day that we honor a man who devoted 30 years of his life to teaching and helping the Irish.  Rather than...

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Mar

10

2017
Weekend Reading for 3/10/2017

Weekend Reading for 3/10/2017

Invisible Alpha Blog A Simple Rule of Thumb I thought it would be interesting to look back and see how some of the simplest portfolios would have performed over the last decade, through the Financial Crisis.  An old rule of...

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Mar

03

2017
Weekend Reading for 3/3/2017

Weekend Reading for 3/3/2017

Invisible Alpha Blog Kudos to the Robos Perhaps the biggest and most important difference between the DIY legal and automated investment services is how professionals can leverage the platforms to add value to their businesses and clients.  To the best of my...

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Feb

24

2017
Weekend Reading for 2/24/2017

Weekend Reading for 2/24/2017

Invisible Alpha Blog Buffett A Victim of His Own Success Warren Buffett’s investing prowess has slowly become a victim of its own success.  2016 marked the first time in history that the rolling 15-year returns of Berkshire Hathaway fell below...

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Feb

17

2017
Weekend Reading 2/17/2017

Weekend Reading 2/17/2017

Invisible Alpha Blog Risk and Uncertainty When we talk about investing, “risk” is a common topic.  Although paying attention to risk is critical, we should be careful to not let that focus overshadow something that poses a much larger threat...

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Feb

10

2017
Weekend Reading 02/10/2017

Weekend Reading 02/10/2017

From Invisible Alpha Sequence of Return Risk Have you heard about “sequence of return risk”?  Probably not. Too often do those of us inside the industry take our knowledge for granted.  Assuming average investors understand the complexities of finance can...

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Oct

21

2016
Spotting the Sucker

Spotting the Sucker

“Listen, here’s the thing. If you can’t spot the sucker in your first half-hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker.” -Mike McDermott I’ve heard some people say that investing in the stock market is no different than gambling....

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Oct

07

2016
Game On

Game On

Earlier this week the Massachusetts SEC filed a complaint against Morgan Stanley alleging their use of sales contests to incentivize product sales were harmful to the public’s best interests. Employees could win valuable prizes by convincing their clients to borrow...

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