Invisible Alpha Blog


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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Mar

03

2017
Kudos to the Robo-Advisors

Kudos to the Robo-Advisors

A friend of mine recently asked for my thoughts on an automated investment service she’d been hearing a lot about.  As an attorney, she wondered if it was the investment industry’s version of Legal Zoom, a popular web-based legal service...

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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

24

2017
Buffett a Victim of His Own Success

Buffett a Victim of His Own Success

In 2007, Warren Buffett made his famous bet with the hedge fund Protege Partners.  He bet $1 million that Protege’s hedge fund investments would not be able to outperform an S&P 500 index fund over the next decade.  Nine years...

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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

17

2017
Risk and Uncertainty

Risk and Uncertainty

In our day to day lives, the terms risk and uncertainty are often used in the same breath.  There is a difference, though.  Risk and uncertainty are not one and the same.  In More Than You Know, Michael Mauboussin had...

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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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