Month: February 2016

You Know You’re In A Bear Market When…

As stock prices continue to fall across the globe, you will inevitably be hearing the term “bear market” bandied about in the media. While the definition is vague, as is its etymology, broadly speaking the term signifies a general decline in the stock market over a period of time, coupled with a transition from high…
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What If You Actually Knew The Future?

Now that the capital markets have once again begun exhibiting a level of volatility not seen for a number of years, it’s appropriate to revisit the relationship between risk and return. Wesley Gray, CEO of Alpha Architect, a Pennsylvania investment advisory firm, has come up with an interesting thought experiment that brings this relationship into…
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Beware Of Lawmakers Trying To Protect Us

In the wake of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was signed into law by President Obama in 2010, there’s been a five-year fight going on in Congress pitting investor protection against Wall Street profitability. What bothers me significantly is the deceptive way one side appears to be framing the discussion.…
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