Minimize Regret Over Maximizing Returns
By Doug Buchan
“Maximizing returns” is a phrase that you’ll hear bandied about ad nauseam on both Wall Street and Main Street. As in, “My goal is to maximize my returns.” Is it though? Is that really the goal?... Read more
Why Is Inflation So Low? (And What to Do About It)
Ronald Reagan famously described inflation as being “as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hitman.” While the inflation experienced under President Reagan w... Read more
Can You Win in a Lose-Lose Game: Tariffs and Trade Wars
“We’re On The Brink Of An All-Out Trade War!” “Market Futures Fall As Investors Anticipate New Tariffs!” “What Will Happen If Trade Tensions Escalate!?” Chances are you’ve seen headlines like the... Read more
Tim Maurer’s Top 10 Personal Finance Books
By Tim Maurer
Tim Maurer was assigned a task: put together a list of his five favorite books from the world of personal finance. He came up with 10. In this video, Maurer, director of advisor development for t... Read more
Markets (and some premiums) Bounce Back
What a difference a few months can make! A few months at the end of 2018 turned U.S. stock returns negative and made international stocks to decline further for the year. Now, just a few months a... Read more
Do Surprises Really Move Markets?
French economist Louis Bachelier long ago remarked: “Clearly the price considered most likely by the market is the true current price: if the market judged otherwise, it would not quote this pric... Read more
Discipline: A Necessary Condition for Successful Investing
A good friend, Sherman Doll, related the following story. Sherman has been a two-line sport kite flier for years. While not a pro, he has learned a few tricks from observing the flying behavior o... Read more
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