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Tag: investing behavior

Looking Backward at a “Perfect” Investment

Watch this video on YouTube “If I only had a crystal ball.” Every investor has probably made this wish from time to time. We would all like a way to avoid the emotional pain and anxiety that are sure to come when our portfolios lose value due to inevitable...

How to Protect Your Investment Strategy From Yourself

Watch this video on YouTube As I pointed out last week, research shows that most investors and investment advisors woefully underperform the markets. How woeful is woeful? Over the past 30 years, it meant leaving an average of $7,100 per year on the table for every...

Brain Can Sabotage Buy-and-Hold Investment Strategy

Watch this video on YouTube Over 25 years of writing this column, I have often discussed the value of a static buy-and-hold asset allocation with periodic rebalancing. This means investing specific percentages of your portfolio in several asset classes (a few of which...

Challenges of Socially Responsible Investing

Watch this video on YouTube Balancing profits, people, and the planet can be tricky. Many investors prefer to put their funds into companies that not only make money, but that also reflect the investors’ values. Some take this concept, often described as...

When Doing Nothing is Investment Strategy

Watch this video on YouTube A few weeks ago, when the US markets started dropping dramatically, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal called. He asked me if I had received any calls from worried clients. I told him I had heard from 5% of my clients. “What...