The first decade of the 21st century, and the second one that recently ended, have reinforced for investors some timeless market lessons: Returns can vary sharply from one period to another. Holding a broadly diversified portfolio can help smooth out the swings. And focusing on known drivers of … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two Decades: Lessons for Long‑Term Investors
It is sometimes difficult to think specifically about what your purpose in life is, but reminding yourself is good for your health. According to Victor Strecher, author of “On Purpose” and Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, It is important to have a purpose, a … [Read more...] about Finding Your Purpose in Life is Good for Your Health
We have written several posts concerning the need to prepare for a much longer life than most of us are aware. Looking to the age that our parents were when they died, or our current ages does not help predict the longevity that we will likely have. More evidence of this fact was recently … [Read more...] about Good News on the U.S. Cancer Front
Diversification has been called the only free lunch in investing. This idea is based on research showing that diversification, through a combination of assets like stocks and bonds, could reduce volatility without reducing expected return or increase expected return without increasing volatility … [Read more...] about Alternative Reality – Do Alternatives help investors?
One of the major themes throughout the years that we have been writing posts is planning for the time that you are no longer working – retirement. For most of us, that time seems to sneak up on us. We are busy trying to establish careers, advancing in our particular choice of career, raising … [Read more...] about Retirement Advice from a NFL player
This guest post was written by David Booth, Executive Chairman and Founder of Dimensional Fund Advisors. David discusses the lessons from 2019 that investors can apply to … [Read more...] about The Market Has No Memory