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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Scott Maxwell was recently quoted in a U.S. News and World Report article, Why Investors Should Stop Trying to Beat the Market. Click here to read the full article

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The stock market’s recent ups and downs have caused some to vocally declare the end is near (if not already here) for our most recent bull run. Of course, the market always seems to be on the verge of some new dramatic move if we...

 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Picture the discussion. You are a financial advisor. You get a call from a client. He just attended a competitor’s dinner presentation extolling the virtues of a specific financial product. Your caller is a cautious man, aware...

 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Peaceful Wealth requires investors to embrace four fundamental truths; 1) Markets work, 2) Risk and reward are related, 3) Broadly diversified, low-cost portfolios maximize investor performance and 4) Time horizons must be understood....

 

Monday, February 16, 2015

The courtroom was charged with emotional electricity. The reputation, not to mention freedom, of each participant was at stake. Tom Cruise’s Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a previously glib but now earnestly committed Navy lawyer shouts,...

 

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Monday, February 2, 2015

The alchemist of the Middle Ages sought to create gold out of inexpensive iron. Today’s alchemists are alive and well on Wall Street and Main Street as mutual fund managers and individual investors seek to create their own gold...

 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Last time we discussed the startlingly poor returns achieved by the average investor. To summarize, DALBAR, Inc. (www.dalbar.com) found the average equity investor underperformed the S&P 500 index by 7.42% per year for the 30 year...

 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Why do we make such bad investment choices? Is it inferior investment products, bad investor behavior or a flawed investment marketplace that leads to bad investment decisions?" These are the fundamental questions I ask myself every...