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Market Corrections

Sir Isaac Newton's South Sea Bubble experience provides investors with valuable lessons.

Lessons from Newton’s South Sea Bubble Disaster

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If I were to postulate that Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) was one of the most brilliant minds the human race has ever seen, I would have ample evidence to support my position.  The English physicist and mathematician is legendary in his contributions to the advancement of mankind.  Newton is credited with inventing the reflecting telescope in 1671.  Newton…

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Looking into the Rearview Mirror

What Does January’s Volatility Mean for Markets?

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It is safe to say that we have all benefited from well-functioning capital markets throughout our lifetime.  Efficient capital markets have produced technological and medical advances that have made our lives easier, more enjoyable, and longer.  Efficient markets also facilitate wealth creation and allow us to have higher standards of living and enjoy comfortable retirements.  So it is important to…

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Should Investors Sell After a Correction?

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Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), the mutual fund complex we place most of our clients’ assets with, employs quite a variety of professionals on its staff.  As you would imagine, many of the people who work for DFA are quantitatively oriented with degrees in finance.  On the opposite end of the spectrum is Weston Wellington, who holds a Bachelor of Arts…

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