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Book Review: Smart(er) Investing by Elisabetta and Tommi

By |2020-02-04T10:20:41-05:00February 4th, 2020|Research Insights, Women in Finance Know Stuff, Basilico and Johnsen, Academic Research Insight, Book Reviews, Other Insights|

It's not often I get the opportunity to write a book review for our fellow teammates and the best authors on our website -- Elisabetta Basilico and Tommi Johnsen! If you haven't read Elisabetta and [...]

Book Review: Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement

By |2019-03-25T12:16:07-04:00March 28th, 2019|Research Insights, Book Reviews, Other Insights|

If you are looking for an applied framework for tackling the topic of financial planning, you should read Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement, by Larry Swedroe and Kevin Grogan. This book [...]

Book Review: Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts

By |2018-03-30T13:12:00-04:00February 9th, 2018|Book Reviews|

Behavioral psychology is going mainstream in American culture, from Michael Lewis’s “Moneyball,” to recent Nobel prizes won by behavioral economics giants Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler. While there has been a spate of recent books [...]

Book Review — Market Timing with Moving Averages

By |2017-12-20T09:53:01-05:00December 20th, 2017|Research Insights, Trend Following, Trend-Following Course, Book Reviews|

Trend-following is something I've struggled with for years -- always felt like voodoo magic and data-mining. That said, I finally came around to appreciating the practice after a ton of research replication efforts, independent research. [...]

Book Review — Loaded: Money, Psychology, and How to Get Ahead…

By |2017-08-18T17:09:08-04:00January 16th, 2017|Book Reviews, Behavioral Finance|

A few months ago I had the pleasure of hearing Sarah Newcomb speak at a recent Morningstar ETF conference. She was extraordinary. Although I only caught the last 20 minutes of her talk, she had [...]

Book Review — Common Stocks and Common Sense

By |2017-08-18T17:09:12-04:00October 26th, 2016|Book Reviews, Value Investing Research|

Investing can perhaps be best learned through a combination of applied practice and continuous study. While there is no substitute for real-world experience and the valuable lessons learned from making and losing money, reflecting on [...]

Book Review — Family, Inc.: Using Business Principles to Maximize Your Family’s Wealth

By |2017-08-18T17:09:10-04:00June 3rd, 2016|Book Reviews|

For many people, navigating the road to long-term family wealth creation can be a challenging process. This is because families, especially young ones, may be thinking more about minivans and mortgages than about asset allocation [...]

Book Review — Entrepreneurs in the Midst: Stories from Founders, Creators, and Builders

By |2017-08-18T17:09:10-04:00May 23rd, 2016|Book Reviews|

When considering the prospects for an early-stage business, it’s hard to know the right ingredients for success. You might assess the firm's business model, and value proposition. You might look for diverse traits in the [...]

Book Review — The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

By |2017-08-18T17:09:06-04:00May 10th, 2016|Research Insights, Book Reviews, Behavioral Finance|

Although randomness is all around us, we often fail to recognize the profound role it plays in our lives. Evolutionary biology and faulty intuition lead us to make mistakes that can radically distort our perception of [...]