Maureen and I were lucky enough to recently visit the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica. It was our second visit to the tropical island and we enjoyed the beautiful landscape and friendly Jamaicans. One of the excursions that we enjoyed was visiting the Mayfield Falls which requires a treacherous … [Read more...] about Forced to have Patience – Maybe a Cure for Investors!
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In 1958, economist Leonard Read published an essay entitled “I, Pencil: My Family Tree as Told to Leonard E. Read.” The essay, narrated from the point of view of a pencil, describes the “complex combination of miracles” necessary to create and bring to market the commonplace writing tool that has … [Read more...] about The Power of Markets
Ken French is a member of the Board of Directors of Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (DFA), and provides consulting services to the firm. In this conversation with DFA Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer David Booth, Ken provides insight on how Dimensional designs their various investment … [Read more...] about DFA Portfolio Design
This is a video post where Weston Wellington a Vice President with Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) discusses the value individuals receive from a financial advisor. He discusses how an advisor can be a source of independent advice helping to separate the emotions often associated with money from … [Read more...] about Independent Objective Financial Advice
I have always been fascinated by the concept of fingerprints and the fact that no two human fingerprints are the same. Even identical twins have different imprints. This gives validity to the fact that we are different and have different needs and wants. There are differences - sometimes subtle - … [Read more...] about The Value of Advice – DFA Video
To be successful at anything, one must be able to evaluate the risks that one will encounter. As the New York Jets entered the draft and explored off-season free agent additions this year, they are aware of the risk that they have with an unsigned and aging starting quarterback (QB). This Jet … [Read more...] about Managing the 3 Major Financial Risks