Financial Quick-Takes: Compared to What?
Created: October 26, 2023
Description: This piece describes the apples-to-orange comparisons investors tend to make between their well-built, globally diversified investment portfolio versus fleeting hot hands and/or "the market." Readers are encouraged to instead consider fund management and costs in selecting appropriate holdings for their unique portfolio build, and invites them to reach out to you for assistance.
Financial Quick Takes: Wisdom of Crowds vs. Popular Delusions
Created: September 25, 2023
Description: Are markets wise, as James Surowiecki suggests in "The Wisdom of Crowds"? Or are they delusional, as described in Charles Mackay's "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds"? This quick take summarizes why they can be either or both, and how that shapes your investment recommendations. By creating and sticking with a low-cost, globally diversified portfolio, investors can capitalize on group wisdom and avoid group mania.
Financial Quick Takes: Making Mistakes
Created: September 5, 2023
Description: A quick-take piece emphasizing the difference between avoidable investment mistakes versus random market misfortune. By eliminating avoidable mistakes, investors can also lower, but not entirely eliminate, the possibility of experiencing negative investment outcomes.
Financial & Identity Theft Quick Reference – U.S. Version (UPDATED)
Created: February 5, 2023
Description: UPDATED FROM SEPTEMBER 2018: Use this quick-reference to help U.S. clients and prospective clients combat financial fraud and identity theft. Design into a front-and-back flyer or poster for rapid reading or to complement the similar, longer report on the same subject.
Financial & Identity Theft Quick Reference – Canadian Version (UPDATED)
Created: February 5, 2023
Description: UPDATED FROM SEPTEMBER 2018: Use this quick-reference to help CANADIAN clients and prospective clients combat financial fraud and identity theft. Design into a front-and-back flyer or poster for rapid reading or to complement the similar, longer report on the same subject.
The ABCs of Behavioral Biases (UPDATED)
Created: September 18, 2019
Description: UPDATED FROM AUG. 2017: This collection of materials includes: (1) a 5,800-word white paper, (2) the same materials broken into a seven-part drip series, and (3) an ALL-NEW PowerPoint presentation on "The ABCs of Behavioral Biases." From anchoring, to hindsight, to tracking-error regret, the series covers 17 of the most common financial behavioral biases that lead investors astray, in alphabetic order.