A recent news item reported that Frederick Smith intended to step down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Corp., the largest air freight firm in the world. As a Yale undergraduate in 1965, Smith wrote a term paper for his economics course outlining an overnight air delivery service … [Read more...] about What Drives Investment Returns? Start with Ingenuity
KEY TAKEAWAYS Soaring inflation and record market highs may leave investors wondering whether it’s time to adjust their portfolios. Researchers have examined a wide range of timing strategies based on earnings, dividends, interest rates, economic growth, and … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Sell Stocks?
If you had invested $1,000 in the stock market in 1990 could you figure out how much that money would be worth today? Possibly. However, if you tried to time the market during that period, I bet you would be surprised how much you would have lost just by missing a few of the market's best … [Read more...] about Missing the Market’s Best Days
Anyone who has studied business or economics is familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle - commonly referred to as the 80/20 Rule. What is Pareto’s 80/20 Rule: This rule deals with the universal concept about the imbalance of inputs and outputs. While it does not always come out to be … [Read more...] about The 80/20 Rule – Pareto Rule
This post is written by David Booth - Executive Chairman and Founder of Dimensional. It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the end of the second year of this global pandemic. Despite the pain and loss endured by so many all over the world, I hope some positive changes have come from the shock … [Read more...] about Why I’ll Always Be Optimistic About the Market
KEY TAKEAWAYS After last year’s economic shocks, we shouldn’t be surprised to see prices rebounding. But the potential for inflation is one among many factors investors take into account when agreeing on a price at which to trade. A look at headlines … [Read more...] about ‘Everything Screams Inflation.’ How to Interpret the Headlines.