Equity market returns over several periods ending September 30, 2017 are shown on the graph to the right. Here are a few highlights:
Yield Curves show the yield of U.S. Treasury securities over several maturities, from the short term (one month) to the long term (twenty years). How these curves have changed over the recent past is shown below.
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November 22, 2017
Let’s continue our alphabetic tour of common behavioral biases that distract otherwise rational investors from making best choices about their wealth. This week, we’ll tackle: fear, framing, greed and herd mentality. FEAR What is it? You know what fear is,...
November 16, 2017
Welcome back to our “ABCs of Behavioral Biases.” Today, we’ll get started by introducing you to four self-inflicted biases that knock a number of investors off-course: anchoring, blind spot, confirmation and familiarity bias. ANCHORING BIAS What is it? Anchoring bias occurs...
November 7, 2017
By now, you’ve probably heard the news: Your own behavioral biases are often the greatest threat to your financial well-being. As investors, we leap before we look. We stay when we should go. We cringe at the very risks that...
October 23, 2017
Stock Markets Equity market returns over several periods ending September 30, 2017 are shown on the graph to the right. Here are a few highlights: Stocks provided above-average returns over the past quarter – REITs lagged. Non-domestic markets led the...
October 20, 2017
On August 2, 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a record, closing above 22,000 for the first time. People will debate the cause of the rally and how long it will last, but there is only one answer that...