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- Extroversion: gregariousness, social dominance, enthusiasm, reward-seeking behavior
- Neuroticism: anxiety, emotional instability, depressive tendencies, negative emotions
- Conscientiousness: industriousness, discipline, rule abiding, organization
- Agreeableness: warmth, care for others, altruism, compassion, modesty
- Openness: curiosity, unconventionality, imagination, receptivity to new ideas
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
US: 33,599 gun deaths
Number of guns in Japan per 100 civilians: 0.6
Number of guns in US per 100 civilians: 101
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Why do they last so long?
How they presidential campaigns became 2-year marathons
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
I keep a short list handy to remind myself of all the things investors must remember when these sorts of macro events cause turmoil:
●Markets surge and sell off. This is the ordinary course of events.
●The future is inherently unknown and unknowable. Those who claim otherwise are trying to sell you something.
●What sounds sexy and looks good in a brochure is not what usually makes you money over the long run.
●The gurus and talking heads have failed you. Once again, their forecasts were wrong. They were selling you a product, not providing any insight.
●Emotional reactions are bad for your portfolios.
●“Nobody knows anything.” The William Goldman quote, written about Hollywood, applies to just about everything in life. Get used to it.
●You need a plan. EOM.
●Your brain has evolved to adapt to keep you alive in changing conditions, not to make risk/reward decisions.
●The world is filled with random outcomes. Even more so when people are involved.
●Boring, steady portfolios can withstand about anything you throw at them.
●“Uncertainty” is a misnomer. The future is always unknown and always uncertain. When you hear people using the word “uncertainty,” it is because they are scared enough to briefly acknowledge their own ignorance.
●Adrenaline, it turns out, is not the basis of sound portfolio management.
●That plan mentioned above? You must have discipline to stay with it.
●Investing is hard.
●Sometimes, Brexit happens.
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