History shows there's no compelling or dependable way to forecast stock and bond movements. The year 2019 has been a case in point. Read Dimensional Fund Advisor's article, "Hindsight Is 20/20. Foresight Isn't.," HERE. … [Read more...] about Hindsight Is 20/20. Foresight Isn’t.
You don't have to be an expert in every region to benefit from the opportunities those regions represent. A well-structured portfolio can help capture returns where and when they occur. Investment opportunities exist all around the globe. Across more than 40 countries, there are over 15,000 publicly traded companies. If you listen to the news, however, some countries may seem like better places to invest than others based on how their economies and stock markets are doing at the … [Read more...] about The Randomness of Global Equity Returns
When people act like the sky is falling, it's helpful to remember that volatility is normal, and there are simple things you can do to pursue a better investment experience. Recently, the market has shown a lot of volatility. This can be unnerving, even when you have a solid plan backed up by an investment philosophy you believe in. Most of the time, it feels great to know that if you're a long-term investor, you can go about your life with the confidence that true conviction … [Read more...] about David Booth on Market Volatility
Markets have been up and down this year, which can be hard for many investors to live with. During periods like these, hearing stories about how other people deal with uncertainty can be helpful. Meet Dave Goetsch, an executive producer of The Big Bang Theory. Even though he and the other writers on the show make common sense out of complicated science for a living, Dave used to respond to market fluctuations with panic rather than logic. But his point of view changed fundamentally when he … [Read more...] about A Transformed Investor’s View of Market Uncertainty