Archive | Behavioral Factors in Investing RSS feed for this section
CWM SNOWMAN Final copy

Working with Clients Focused on the Long Term

At Crimmins Wealth Management, we work with individuals to focus on their long-term goals by helping clarify what they are trying to achieve in their life.  This discussion covers the long term goals such as maintaining a lifestyle in retirement and possible legacy issues.  To drive home this message we thought what better way than with some humor. […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Treadmill

Using the Treadmill to Financial Success

Our central philosophy on investing is that the most important determinant of one’s lifetime investment returns is one’s own behavior.  However, when most people hear that I am a retirement income planner or financial planner, they begin to discuss how the current markets are doing or ask my opinion on a particular stock or mutual […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
collective knowledge of stock market participants are similar to everyone guessing how many jelly beans are in the jar.

How Are Stock Prices Determined?

  This is a video post created by our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). As a NJ DFA advisor, we are strong believers in the DFA investment philosophy and wrote about the reasons in this post:   In this 2-1/2 minute video, DFA explains how security prices are set—and change—based on the collective knowledge of buyers […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Gas car lines: US heading towards Energy Indepedence

U.S. Moving to Energy Independence: Benefits to Stock Investors

One of the key missions of this financial blog is to highlight the tremendous news regarding our exciting futures due to the constant innovations all around us.  We believe this is a useful counterweight to the daily drumbeat of bad economic news that fills the airwaves: the aggregate U.S. debt passing $18 trillion, stubborn unemployment, […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
Autumn Years logo

Beware of Bad Behaviors that can Hurt your Financial Life

Maureen wrote an article for the Fall Edition of the new Bergen County (NJ) magazine Autumn Years asking Will Your Money Last as Long as You Do and now I have written one for the Winter edition.  My article deals with the major determinant of investor success – their own behavior. To drive this point home even further, a funny […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Service members unfurl flag at NY Jets first home game in new stadium

6 Keys to Investor Success – Now and Forever

I have season tickets to the New York Jets. Yes I know, a less than stellar year. But this post is not about the patience that is required to be both an investor as well as a Jet fan, but rather deals with the pregame entertainment that goes on at the beginning of every Jet home […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Founder of DFA

5 Behavioral Biases and the Investment Implications

We have consistently written about the significant role people have on their own investment performance. I decided in this post to add a video to mix up the delivery, but not the message. The attached video is from our partner, Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), and as we are a strong advocate for investing by capturing exposure to […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Honeybee 117

Investing Like a Bee

What can a hive teach us about playing the market? Plenty, if you know where to look for industriousness, dedication and a clear message delivery. First, I hate bees. I’m highly allergic and after a life-threatening sting sent me to the hospital, I endured shots for the past seven years to insure that I can […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Rose A 6-22-12 1

Should individuals invest cash now?

A common question that we been receiving over the last several months from prospects is “Is it too late to invest in the stock market”?  There are a number of people who have maintained very large cash positions since the great recession that ended in early 2009.  These people have watched as the S&P 500 index has […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Dimensional Fund Advisors:  Austin, TX Headquarters

The Certainty Principle

We live in a culture that is filled with information at our fingertips…literally. And we expect to be able to ascertain exactly what we should do with this given information. But are we sure? The path should be obvious with the media informing us their opinions on the market and when the appropriate time is […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }