Behavioral Finance Reveals How Bias May Hurt Your Investing

Behavioral Bias may hurt Investing Results

“He must have been dropped on his head a lot when he was a child.” Clearly, we don’t often use this phrase to say that someone is a great investor. But maybe we should? Researchers have learned a lot about the human brain in the last few decades. One study from Stanford University examined how a [...]

Though the Jobs Report is Dismal, That’s Not the Real News

Table of Various Assets and Returns for June 3rd, 2016

This morning a weak jobs report came out, sending stocks down and bonds up. That’s pretty normal behavior in the markets. However, emerging market stocks and bonds were actually up on the news, based on the assumption that the dollar will suffer because the Fed will be more hesitant to raise interest rates in the [...]

Time to Pick the Low Hanging Fruit

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How We Do Year-End Tax Planning While the official tax day for 2015 is the fifteenth of April, 2016, most of the smart tax planning moves that could potentially save you thousands have to be done by year end. Once the W-2s, 1099s, and other tax forms are printed, it’s generally too late (with a [...]

Could US Issues Lead Investors to Emerging Markets?

Congress Vote Ends Fiscal Impasse to Be Revisited in January

Below is an article written by Mark Mobius, who is considered the Dean of emerging market investments. He was the manager of the first publicly traded emerging market fund that I was aware of in the late 80’s, and I have continued to invest with him over the years. Mark gives a unique perspective on the U.S. [...]