Jan 03

The Flat-Out Truth

When Stocks are Volatile, People Tend to Get More Curios About Bonds

Let's start with a yield curve, and why investors are interested in its shape. A yield curve gives a snapshot of how yields vary across bonds of similar credit quality, but... read more →
Sep 19

Learn the ABCs of Education Investing

With school back in session in most of the country, many parents are likely thinking about how best to prepare for their children’s future college expenses. Now is a good time to sharpen your pencil for a few important lessons to help tackle the...

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Aug 22

Where’s the Value?

From 1928–2017 the value premium[1] in the US had a positive annualized return of approximately 3.5%.[2] In seven of the last 10 calendar years, however, the value premium in the US has been negative.

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Aug 08

What You Pay, What You Get: the Price and Expected Returns Junction

It has been more than 50 years since the idea of stock prices containing all relevant information was put forth. Information might come in the form of data from a company’s financial statements, news about a new product, a change in the...

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Jun 04

The Impact of Inflation

When the prices of goods and services increase over time, consumers can buy fewer of them with every dollar they have saved.

This erosion of the real purchasing power of wealth is called inflation. Inflation is an important element of investing....

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May 02

Behavioral Bias A to Z: Conclusion

We’ll end today where we started, with our original premise:  Behavioral bias in finance can have disastrous and costly consequences. Knowing ourselves and having an outside advisor can be essential to seeing through your biases.

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Apr 23

Doing Well and Doing Good?

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Apr 17

Behavioral Biases from A to Z: Sunk Cost Fallacy and Tracking Error Regret

Have you ever noticed that something you put a lot of time and effort to acquire feels more valuable than something that came easily to you? Maybe you’ve been stuck in traffic and experienced a twinge of envy when comparing your car to a high-end...

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Apr 10

Behavioral Biases from A to Z: Overconfidence through Recency

So far, we’ve discussed several biases that may influence your investment decisions and get in the way of reaching your financial goals. The nature of biases keeps us “in the dark” – we don’t think about them. Today we are going to shed some...

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Mar 27

The Fed and You: How Federal Reserve Activity Can Affect Personal Investments

After nearly a decade without a move, the U.S. Federal Reserve (a.k.a., the Fed) raised the federal funds rate by 0.25 percent in December 2015. This could be considered a historic moment because it was the first rate increase since 2006. The Fed...

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