Recent headlines discuss "disappointing" gains in the U.S. GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The Gross Domestic Product or GDP is a measure of all of the services and goods produced in a country over a specific period, classically a year. The GDP had a limited gain in the 2nd quarter 2016 of 1.2%. … [Read more...] about GDP Growth and Equity Returns
Working out has never been my favorite pastime. But like most of us, I find that it is a necessity. There are many who do not like going to a gym, including me. However, it can help me get motivated when I work-out with others who are enduring the same activity. Therefore, I joined a gym. Not … [Read more...] about Training and Planning for Your Future
I am addicted to watching the Food Network and at all times of the day it is quite likely that my television will be turned onto this channel. One of my favorite shows is Chopped. The concept is simple. Four trained chefs or cooks compete to turn a "basket" of chosen food into a delicious … [Read more...] about Chopped and Successful Investing
We have discussed the many reasons on why we use the mutual fund company Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) for our clients and ourselves. (See this post for other reasons: Why DFA) One of the hidden advantages is how they trade their portfolios both for their stock portfolios and bond (fixed income) … [Read more...] about Patient Trading – DFA Video
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: [ilink url="http://www.rootsofwealth.com/why-do-we-use-dfa"]Why Do We Use DFA?[/ilink] In … [Read more...] about How Are Stock Prices Determined?
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 … [Read more...] about 5 Behavioral Biases and the Investment Implications