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Bringing the Evidence Home

Created on Tuesday, 20 October 2015. Posted in Content/our blog

... the key take-home messages from each installment: You, the Market and the Prices You Pay. Understanding group intelligence and its effect on efficient market pricing is a first step toward more consistently ...

Don’t Sweat The Stock Market’s Volatility

Created on Friday, 04 September 2015. Posted in Content/our blog

The stock market has taken investors on a rollercoaster ride over the past few weeks, jangling plenty of nerves in the process. In times like these, looking at some historical perspective can go a long ...

Behavioral Biases: What Makes Your Brain Trick?

Created on Monday, 17 August 2015. Posted in Content/our blog

... biases that arise from our wiring, and how they can sabotage even the best-laid investment plans. Behavioral Bias #1: Herd Mentality Herd mentality is what happens to you when you see a market movement ...

The Human Factor in Evidence-Based Investing

Created on Wednesday, 08 July 2015. Posted in Content/our blog

Over the past several months, our blog series on evidence-based investing has explored the ways we can use stock and bond market factors to help drive an effective investment strategy. We turn now to ...

What Has Evidence-Based Investing Done for Me Lately?

Created on Wednesday, 10 June 2015. Posted in Content/our blog

... ones—and why incorporating them into a portfolio can be tricky. First, a quick reminder that the three well-established stock market factors are equity, value and small-cap. For bonds, the key factors ...

Factors That Figure in Your Evidence-Based Portfolio

Created on Tuesday, 12 May 2015. Posted in Content/our blog

... fade quickly? One explanation is related to risk. Persistent premium returns often seem to be due to the acceptance of market risk in exchange for expected reward. For example, it's presumed that value ...

The Essence of Evidence-Based Investing

Created on Monday, 06 April 2015. Posted in Content/our blog

In our most recent blog, "What Drives Market Returns?" we explored how markets deliver wealth to those who invest their financial capital in human enterprise. But, as with any risky venture, there are ...

What Drives Market Returns?

Created on Tuesday, 10 March 2015. Posted in Content/our blog

In last month's blog, "Get Along, Little Market," we discussed the benefits of diversifying your investments to minimize avoidable risks, manage those that are unavoidable when we're seeking market gains, ...

Get Along, Little Market

Created on Tuesday, 17 February 2015. Posted in Content/our blog

As we discussed in our previous blog, “Managing the Market’s Risky Business,” properly diversifying your investment portfolio helps to minimize unnecessary risks and better manage those that remain. But ...

Managing the Market’s Risky Business

Created on Friday, 09 January 2015. Posted in Content/our blog

... low-cost exposure to a variety of capital markets around the globe. Today, we'll expand on the benefits of diversification, beginning with its ability to help you better manage investment risks. Most ...

The Full-Meal Deal of Diversification

Created on Wednesday, 03 December 2014. Posted in Content/our blog

In our last few blogs, we have explored the formidable odds that both amateur and professional investors face in trying to outsmart the market, with its lightning-fast price-setting efficiencies. Today ...

Financial Gurus and Other Unicorns

Created on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Posted in Content/our blog

In our last blog, "Ignoring the Siren Song of Daily Market Pricing," we examined how price- setting occurs in capital markets, and why investors should avoid reacting to breaking news. Now let's look at ...

Ignoring the Siren Song of Daily Market Pricing

Created on Tuesday, 21 October 2014. Posted in Content/our blog

In last month's blog, "Jelly Beans and Investing Wisdom," we explained how group intelligence leads to relatively efficient markets. Now let's look at how prices are set moving forward. Understanding this ...

Jelly Beans and Investing Wisdom

Created on Friday, 05 September 2014. Posted in Content/our blog

... truth is that the market—that collection of countless investors trading in stocks, bonds, commodities and more—is more skilled as a whole than are its individual participants. And that fact provides a ...

In Uncertain Markets, Beware of the Herd

Created on Tuesday, 12 August 2014. Posted in Content/our blog

It's fascinating how the behavior of the market reflects the makeup of its participants—not just our enterprising nature but also our behavioral foibles, such as a herd mentality. Take the recent market ...

The Latest Reasons To Think, Act and Invest Like Warren Buffett

Created on Wednesday, 04 June 2014. Posted in Content/our blog

...  “If you can enjoy Saturdays and Sundays without looking at stock prices, give it a try on weekdays.” “Because there is so much chatter about markets, the economy, interest rates, price behavior of ...

“Sell in May and Go Away”: It Rhymes, But It’s Wrong

Created on Tuesday, 13 May 2014. Posted in Content/our blog

... one: Once you’ve pulled your money out of the market in May, where do you put it? If you keep it in cash, you lose ground to inflation, which was 1.5% last year and will probably trend higher in ...

Separating “Flash” from Substance

Created on Tuesday, 08 April 2014. Posted in Content/our blog

"Flash Boys"—Michael Lewis' new bestseller about how the investment markets are supposedly rigged—has garnered an avalanche of media coverage, including a feature on "60 Minutes." There's no doubt that ...

For What It's Worth: Assessing Advisory Fees

Created on Friday, 07 June 2013. Posted in Content/our blog

... wooly markets is integral to successful investing. In helping you achieve that goal more effectively than you could on your own, the cumulative cost savings can easily total more than our advisor fees. ...