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A Different Perspective on Global Stock Markets

Sometimes seeing something from a different perspective helps bring additional insight to a subject.  Below is a view of the world – not from the traditional view according to land mass that we are all familiar with from grade school.  This graph demonstrates the size of the countries according to the value of the companies […]

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Belling the Cat – Using research to time markets

Sometimes even the best of ideas are only good in theory because they are impossible to implement in practice.  This holds true to the financial world as well. Academic financial research generates hundreds of research papers each year highlighting potential ways for investors to get a possible insight on the direction of the stock market.  Many […]

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Meir Statman Interview: Mandatory Saving at work?

Meir Statman is the Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance at Santa Clara University. His research focuses on behavioral finance. He attempts to understand how investors and managers make financial decisions and how these decisions are reflected in financial markets. In this interview with Institutional Investor Journals, he discusses the recent news of a retirement crisis in […]

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The Driverless Car Bet

We have talked in previous posts about how successful investors have to be optimistic about the future. This optimism can be found in many areas driven through the tremendous progress that technology is having in many aspects of our lives.  Technology is making our lives easier, more productive and allowing us to remain healthier longer […]

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U.S. Household Wealth At Record Highs

The negative headlines continue and Americans continue to express concern about the future.  The U.S. economy and world economies continue to struggle for growth and many households have seen little growth in their paychecks as a result.  And while it is understandable that investors are concerned (which is reflected in the recent global stock market declines), […]

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" Love is a flower you've got to let grow. "

10 Ideas all investors need to know to be a successful investor – #6 to 10

This post is a continuation of last week’s post dealing with the 10 ideas that all investors need to know to be a successful investor.  You can read the first post with items 1 to 5 by clicking here:  Ideas 1 to 5 to be a successful investor While the first five ideas dealt with […]

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10 ideas all investors need to know to be a successful investor – #1 to #5

This post is the first of a two-part post which will deal with the 10 items that all investors need to understand in order to be a successful investor.  This post will deal with the first five ideas followed next week by the second post discussing the remaining five ideas. These ideas are grounded in […]

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Euphoric Rays of Silence

Should Investors Sell After a “Correction”?

Stock prices in markets around the world fluctuated dramatically for the week ended August 27, 2015. On Monday, August 24, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,089 points— a larger loss than the “Flash Crash” in May 2010—before rallying to close down 588.  Prices fell further on Tuesday before recovering sharply on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. […]

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The possible merger of two large international dear companies shows how investors should focus on the long-term when dealing with emerging markets

What a Beer Merger Teaches Investors about Investing Overseas?

The recent news regarding the emerging markets has not been good. Thus, the emerging market stock performance has also not been good. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is the index that captures large and medium size companies (834 in total) across 23 Emerging Markets countries.  For the year ending September 30, 2015, this index is down approximately 21% […]

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3 Essential Questions for Retirement Income Planning

What does it mean when we state that we are retirement income planners? For us it’s ensuring that all of our clients can answer the following question:  Are you going to outlive your money or is your money going to outlive you? If the answer to that question is that you are not sure (which […]

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