Investing

Robo? SPY? TIPs? A Primer on ETF Acronyms

One of the most confusing things about investing are the acronyms. These abbreviations seem like a secret code to the uninitiated, obscuring understanding. But...

No Free Lunch—What Investors Can Learn from Venture Capitalists

Raise your hand if you reject foie gras. Force-feeding an animal through a tube, then killing it and removing its diseased liver, is no...

Style Drift – When More Isn’t More

If you’ve ever done any home improvements, then you know how easily a small renovation project snowballs into a much larger one. Personally, I...

Emerging Market Gains—and Pains?

For some seasoned investors, the nearly decade-long bull run has left the U.S. equity sector looking mighty expensive — but is it worth looking...

The Biggest Trend in Social Investments: Women!

Women around the world are investing, or are willing to invest, at least some portion of their assets and resources into social investments. My...

Shaken Not Stirred: What’s Your Mix?

Stock tips make for enticing cocktail party chatter. No doubt you’ve heard someone’s braggadocio at a party, “Yeah I nailed a 4-bagger on that...

Are Your Investments Feeling Their Age?

Cleopatra bathed in donkey milk. Mary Queen of Scots bathed in white wine. The Tang dynasty ruler and sole female emperor of China, Wu...

What’s Your Investing Comfort Zone?

When it comes to investing, we should not only recognize that we have comfort zones, we should learn from them to refine our strategy...

Why You Shouldn’t Over-Work Your Portfolio

In the 1973 film Ash Wednesday, Elizabeth Taylor plays a 50-ish housewife who goes to Switzerland for a face-lift in order to save her marriage....