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Fighting the Mind and the Chinese Fortune Cookie

December 2, 2011

Behavioral finance looks at why investors reflect biases in their decisions and focus on emotional choices, loss aversion, return chasing behaviors, overconfidence and wishful thinking.  Even incentives and education fail to get investors to do...

Separation of Church and Investment Advice

December 23, 2011

Recently my nephew asked me to review his rollover IRA statement and immediately I recognized the investment company.  A few months ago, an attorney had me review a file for possible litigation.  After over 50 cases of litigation or arbitration,...

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