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Deferred Maintenance

All the years we lived in this house I knew about it. Yet, I ignored it. First, it was a small moldy patch in the washroom ceiling. Then an occasional […]

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Inadequate Diversification

Most clients correctly understand that diversification among investments can decrease the risk of a portfolio. When most people think about diversification, however, they associate it with minimizing the volatility of […]

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Home Bias Investing

It is generally unwise to argue with legendary investors like Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch, but I have a bone to pick with those two. In my humble and barely […]

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Having a Carpenter Instead of a General Contractor

The difference between a carpenter and a general contractor is clear to most people. A carpenter is a craftsperson – a person who is responsible for carrying out the physical […]

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Failing to plan, planning to fail

Failing to plan, planning to fail. Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, has often said that there is no such thing as a perfect game. You […]

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Reactionary Investing

Reactionary Investing vs. Strategic Investing Reactionary investing is common among many wealthy individuals. Over the course of several years, they will allocate money to investments which seem, at any given […]

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The Brilliance of Avoiding Stupidity

Article written by: Mo Lidsky, Partner and Senior Managing Director at Prime Quadrant He has repeatedly claimed that his wealth is largely due to his ability to avoid mistakes rather […]

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Investor Biases: Frame Dependence

There’s a famous story about rabbinic student that approaches his Rabbi and asks, “Rabbi, am I allowed to smoke when I’m praying?” to which the Rabbi affirmatively responds “Absolutely not. […]

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Investment Misconception: Equities are not as risky as people make them out to be

Investment Misconception #1: “Equities are not as risky as people make them out to be, since markets tend to rise” Why is this an investment misconception? On average and over […]

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