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Do Surprises Really Move Markets?

Prices will not change if the expected happens. It is the unexpected that causes prices to move. Larry Swedroe shares some examples where good news has led to bad results and vice versa. French economist Louis Bachelier long ago remarked: “Clearly the price considered most likely by the market is the true current price: if …Read More.

Retirement Tips for a Long Lifetime

Women face all the same issues that men face in retirement, plus they have additional complicating factors. Larry Swedroe and Katie Keary address these factors and offer tips to help even the scales. Women face all the same issues that men face in retirement, plus they have additional complicating factors. Larry Swedroe and Katie Keary …Read More.

Yet More Investing Lessons from 2018

In the third and final installment of his annual look at what the markets taught investors over the prior year about prudent investment strategy, Larry Swedroe concludes his list with 2018’s lessons eight through 11. Every year, the markets provide us with lessons on the prudent investment strategy. I’ve so far covered what they taught …Read More.

Conflicting Interests in Commercial Banks’ Investment Management

Do the managers of commercial bank-affiliated mutual funds act in ways that serve their parent organizations’ interests at the expense of investors? Larry Swedroe unpacks research into this double agency problem and its affect on funds’ performance. About 40% of mutual funds are run by asset management divisions of groups whose primary activity is commercial banking. This …Read More.

Bear Markets to Be Borne With Equanimity

When faced with stock market volatility, it’s critical to take the long view. Larry Swedroe helps keep things in perspective with a look at why disciplined investors have been rewarded for their patience. The holiday season is supposed to be about good cheer. Given the economic news, you might think investors would have plenty to …Read More.

Do You Want to Buy What’s Cheap or Expensive?

In a new look at why global diversification remains the prudent strategy, Larry Swedroe writes that equity valuations today suggest investors are likely to be disadvantaged if they underallocate to emerging market stocks. You have a choice to invest in asset class A, which has a one-year forward-looking price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.6; or asset …Read More.