Causation is the relationship of cause and effect. We live in a world where we want to believe that most things have a cause and effect and we are always searching for the absolute understanding of why things occur. Do we do this to simplify the reasoning behind why things occur? or Is it that … [Read more...] about Cause and Effect of the Markets?
Jim Parker DFA
Baking chocolate chip cookies is one of my favorite things to do and I have become an expert at it! I have been making the same cookies for the past forty years and the recipe has stayed the same. I have taught my daughters how to make these delicious cookies, but for some reason when they … [Read more...] about The “Perfect” Financial Plan
As every woman knows, the key to building a wardrobe starts with the essentials - the tailored white shirt, slacks, a good pair of jeans and, of course, the little black dress. And obviously, you will need the correct shoes to go with all those outfits. With the beginning of each new season, the … [Read more...] about Fashion & Investing – The Little Black Dress
March 6, 2014 Written by Jim Parker of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) for his Outside the Flags column. He is a Vice President for DFA Australia. Crimmins Wealth Management, LLC is fee-only N.J. DFA financial advisor. The global fashion industry is fickle by nature, pushing … [Read more...] about The Devil Wears Nada
This post is from a frequent contributor to our site, Jim Parker, who is a Vice President with our partner, Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia. He discusses a common mistake of investors which is to try to predict the future from the current news. To help avoid this, you need to clarify … [Read more...] about Future Testing
This is a guest post written by Jim Parker - Vice President of our partner, Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). He reminds us of one of Maureen's favorite movie's - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and what the storyline can teach us about investing. In a popular children’s story, the young … [Read more...] about The Golden Ticket Trap