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Rate Expectations

This is a guest post from Jim Parker VP with our partner – Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia.  As we enter 2014, he discusses a common theme that has been around for several years – the perceived  immediate rise of interest rates.  He also discusses a view on what the potential rise in rates […]

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The media forecast for the stock market are not very accurate.

Surprise! No Selloff in 2013

This guest post was written by Weston Wellington who is a Vice President for our partner, Dimensional Fund Advisor (DFA).  He discusses the strong year the stock market had in 2013 which was quite a surprise to many professionals.  Remember this article when you hear this year’s stock market predictions by the “professionals”. The unusually strong […]

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Investors should seek simplicity in their investments and life as per Confucius

Simplicity and Sophistication (for 2014)

This guest post was written by Jim Parker with our partner – Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA).  He discusses how investors often try to complicate their lives and the harm it causes.  Let’s work in 2014 to avoid this unnecessary stress. The Chinese philosopher Confucius once  said that life is very simple, but we insist on making […]

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Many Happy Returns!

This guest post is from a frequent contributor to our blog.  Jim Parker works for our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia.   He discusses financial topics that are as relevant to investors here in the US as they are to investors in Australia.  He discusses the “predictions” made a year ago and how […]

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One of the great companies that investors can buy in the stock market

The Greatest Creators of Wealth

This guest post was written by Alex Potts, the President & CEO of our partner, Loring Ward.   The full title of his article is “Why Global Stock Markets May Be the Greatest Creators of Wealth We Have Ever Known.”  He addresses a common theme written about in this blog – the tremendous value of […]

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Dancing on the US Debt Ceiling

This is a guest post from Jim Parker who works for our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia.  Even living “down under”, he hears and discusses the current Washington crisis. Investors have grown weary with the periodic debt showdowns in Washington, each one miraculously resolved at the 11th hour. Some are asking whether they […]

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We cannot all drive like Danica.

The Broccoli and Pizza Portfolio

This guest post was written by Jim Parker, Vice President,  with our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) based in Australia.  He discusses the tendency for people to want excitement in their investments instead of results. For some of us, it’s hard to give up on the idea that investing should be exciting.  Picking stocks can […]

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Non-doing - Chinese philosophy which helps long term investors

The Art of Letting Go

This guest post was written by Jim Parker, Vice President,  with our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) based in Australia. In many areas of life, intense activity and constant monitoring of results represent the path to success. In investment, that approach gets turned on its head. The Chinese philosophy of Taoism has a word for […]

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Second-Guessing – 6 Ways to View Current Market “News”

This guest post is written by Jim Parker who is a Vice President with our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia.  In this post, he suggest ways for long term investors to assess the current market “news”. Markets recently have had a rocky time as investors in aggregate reassess prospects for monetary policy stimulus […]

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Triple Crown Winner does not predict stock market movements

Stupid Stock Market Tricks: Looking for Guidance in All the Wrong Places

This guest post is written by J. William G. Chettle Chief Marketing Officer with our partner – Loring Ward.  He discusses how using sports and other indicators (the length of women’s skirts) to predict future stock markets movements fails regularly.  In discussing this failure, he even takes a shot at my beloved NY Mets. As millions of people around the […]

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