Author: Lawrence Hamtil

Why You Should Consider Global Small Caps

Why You Should Consider Global Small Caps

Because the American equity markets have enjoyed an  abnormally long period, – historically speaking, – of relative outperformance versus the rest of the global marketplace, a common plea among financial advisors and writers has been for investors to maintain discipline […]

Credit Analysis and Relative Equity Valuations

Credit Analysis and Relative Equity Valuations

Last week, I discussed how the key factors of diversification and dynamism explain, if not justify, the premium valuation that US equities enjoy over most other global equity markets that are characterized by far more concentration and stagnation within their […]

The Main Investing Advantage of the Wealthy

The Main Investing Advantage of the Wealthy

It is a well-known phenomenon that most investors underperform even their own investments as they have a tendency to move in and out of their investments at the most inopportune times.  The consequence of this poor investment behavior is that much […]

Ideas For A Better Emerging Market Portfolio

Ideas For A Better Emerging Market Portfolio

Larry Swedroe had a couple posts (see here & here) this week on emerging markets, and why they are important components of well-diversified portfolios.  The main points that Mr. Swedroe makes is that investors should not give up on emerging market equities because […]

Not All European Stocks Have Lagged

Not All European Stocks Have Lagged

When comparing global equity markets, the tendency is to use the large capitalization equity indices as proxies.  This makes sense as the large capitalization stocks that compose these indices are typically the most well-known and consequential stocks in a given […]

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For Those Who Missed The Bull Market

I received many replies to last week’s post, “Why You Probably Won’t Survive The Next Bear Market,” but one reader’s email stood out: “In reading your blog entry entitled “You probably won’t survive the next bear market” I see that […]