We’re Talking Turkey

What makes you happy? As we wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on this timeless question. You probably already realize that piles of possessions by themselves aren’t enough. But it may be less clear what does generate enduring happiness and how we, as your financial advsior, might […]

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Investing in the Age of Disruption

Eastman Kodak was one of the worlds most admired companies in 1996. Although Kodak invented the digital camera, their market dominance in film blinded them to the disruptive technology that they had created. By 2012 Kodak had filed for bankruptcy and in that same year, a 2-year-old digital photography company called Instagram with 13 employees sold for $1 Billion.

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Quarterly Market Review Q3 2017

If you’ve taken our past advice about ignoring the onslaught of breaking market news, you probably didn’t read Russell Investments’ recent “2017 Global Market Outlook Q4 Update.” We’re not prone to pore over these relatively unremarkable analyses ourselves, but we do scan a representative sampling of them as part of our due diligence. That’s how we […]

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The ABCs of Behavioral Biases (H–O)

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There are so many investment-impacting behavioral biases, we could probably identify at least one for nearly every letter in the alphabet. Today, we’ll continue with the most significant ones by looking at: hindsight, loss aversion, mental accounting and outcome bias. Hindsight What is it? In “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman credits Baruch […]

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