New Behavioral Finance Findings and Optimal Asset Allocation
A Swiss professor extends Kahneman and Tversky's research to explore how a client's aversion to loss is based on individual reference points and mental accounting, and the implications for advisors.
Can Models Create the Low Correlations That the Markets Have Lost?
The Connors Group’s Machine Advisor approach might provide an intriguing answer.
Behavioral Economics: Your Own Worst Enemy
Emotional investing, performance chasing and any other term we might use to describe investors’ penchant for harming themselves isn’t a new—or particularly insightful—concept on its face.
Reading the December issue of Vanity Fair, I came across a curious find.
Bold Forecasts but Timid Choices
WHEN I WAS MUCH YOUNGER and new to working in the capital markets, an excellent mentor taught me a market maxim that has served me well. More money has been lost because of four words than at the point of a gun. Those four words are “This time is different.”...
Why Do Most Advisors Think They're Above Average in Intelligence?
Why I’m skeptical--and will remain so--of supremely confident market prognosticators.
Our Worst Enemy
I was in my car listening to afternoon drive-time, psychobabble BS when the guest said, "I don't fix problems, I fix people." Simple enough--people cause...
At Morningstar Conference, Don Phillips Says Watch Four Trends
Regulation, trust, complexity, and risk are trends to watch as the Morningstar Investment Conference kicks off
Morningstar Confab: Watch Four Trends, Says Phillips
Regulation, trust, complexity, and risk are trends to watch as the Morningstar Investment Conference kicks off in Chicago.
Longevity, Your Clients, and You
When Ben Bernanke steps outside the realm of fiscal and monetary policy, it's sensible to take notice. On April 7 of this year, the Federal...