Investment fads are nothing new. When selecting strategies for their portfolios, investors are often tempted to seek out the latest and greatest investment opportunities. Over the years, these approaches have sought to capitalize on developments such as the perceived relative strength of … [Read more...] about Déjà Vu All Over Again
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?
This guest post was written by Jim Parker with our partner - Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). He discusses how investors often try to complicate their lives and the harm it causes. Let's work in 2014 to avoid this unnecessary stress. The Chinese philosopher Confucius once said that life is very … [Read more...] about Simplicity and Sophistication (for 2014)
We have discussed that we are strong believers of the firm Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). We use their funds to capture specific asset class exposure to the various financial markets throughout the world. This week, one of the founders, Eugene Fama has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. … [Read more...] about DFA Founder Awarded Nobel Prize
We always stress the impact that investor's own behavior has on their own investment performance. This post deals with the secondary issue which is what investment portfolio you should own. The questions is: should you hire someone to try and pick the winners (active management) or just own all … [Read more...] about Why we use passive investing