We often write about valuation because we believe it is one of the most misunderstood aspects of investing in common stocks. This causes many people to hold what we consider to be unjustified biases that are based primarily on price […]
Many of us don’t have the $500,000 in assets most financial advisors require to give hands on retirement planning advice. And with all the complexity involved in making investment decisions, target date funds often seem like an easy answer […]
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In January 2012 the Brandes Institute once again published a very interesting 32 page research paper called “Boomers Behaving Badly: A Better Solution to the “Money Death” Problem” that you will most definitely be interested in because it affects your retirement. The […]
There is a confluence of factors that are painting a very odd picture of current investor behavior and US money reserve. Common sense and a careful analysis of the market dynamics between equities and bonds today would indicate that […]
April is always rough for me. Taxes play some role in April, because I get a certain amount of my tax data late, but the main reason stems from some charitable boards on which I serve, which meet in/near […]
I think that it is pretty certain that defined contribution [DC] plans 401(k)s, 403(b)s, 457s, much as they have grown to be dominant, have been a failure. Many, though not all people like the illusion of control, and seeing […]