Years ago, financial columnist Jason Zweig proposed what he called the Benjamin Graham Financial Network (BGFN). The network would be a counterpoint to the seething red graphics used on TV, the relentless focus on weekly fluctuations and the howling commentary so typical of financial television. It … [Read more...] about “News You Could Use”
I have been getting this type of question lately.... It feels like everything is down this year! What's going on and what do I do? It’s rare to see a quarter where both stocks and bonds are down at the same time. From March 1979 - March 2022 only 8% of quarters have experienced negative returns … [Read more...] about It feels like everything is down this year! What’s going on and what do I do?
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher. What is the benefit for taking the time to envision and plan for the future you desire? That is what each prospect consciously or subconsciously thinks about before they … [Read more...] about Securing Your Dignity in Retirement
The impact of missing just a few of the market’s best days can be profound, as shown by this animated look at a hypothetical investment in the stocks that make up the S&P 500 Index. The short one-minute Dimensional video below is based on the total return of the S&P 500 Index from January … [Read more...] about The Cost of Trying to Time the Market
This guest post is written by David Booth - Executive Chairman and Founder of Dimensional. We’ve all been conditioned to see meme investors and Wall Street in opposition, but it seems to me that they have a lot in common. Both believe in picking stocks and think they can beat the market. In my … [Read more...] about Meme Investing? Try Human Ingenuity Instead
Benjamin Graham was an influential investor whose research in securities laid the groundwork for in-depth fundamental valuation used in stock analysis today by all market participants. In 1949, Graham wrote the acclaimed book, The Intelligent Investor, and it has gained recognition as the … [Read more...] about Benjamin Graham – Words to Live By, Especially Now