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Volatility

Market Volatility Can Test the Resolve of Investors Who React Emotionally

Some Perspective on Market Volatility

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Before the brief ten percent market correction that began on January 26th and ended on February 8th, domestic equity (stock) markets enjoyed the longest period of market calm in history.  Prior to the recent period of volatility, the S&P 500 had not retreated by 3% over one day or several days since November 4, 2016.  The streak shattered the previous…

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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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Odds, Risk

What are the Odds?

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How many times in your life has something unusual happened where you stopped and asked yourself, “What are the odds of that happening?”  Maybe this summer you heard about a Canadian man named Pete McCathie.  Pete has experienced three very rare occurrences in his lifetime:  being struck by lightning, his daughter being struck by lightning, and Pete has recently won…

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