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Why Investors Defy the Evidence and Continue to Play the Loser

Larry Swedroe offers some explanations of his own, then unpacks a study that suggests a form of the conjunction fallacy has a role in active management’s survival. Read more

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Know Your Risk Inclinations and Investor Personality

Larry Swedroe unpacks a CFA Institute Research Foundation brief on risk profiling and tolerance that looks at four investor personalities, and the potentially problematic behavioral tendencies likely to come with each. Read more

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Cybersecurity Insights: Protecting Your Child’s Identity

Jared Hoffman shares surprising information about how cybercriminals have made youths their No. 1 target for identity theft. Read more

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Inverted Yield Curves and Future Equity Returns

A lot of investors are curious to know what an inverted yield curve, if one occurs, might mean for the stock market. In an analysis of Fed data, Jared Kizer concludes such inversions don’t preordain poor equity returns and that other context matters. Read more

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Dividend Policy and Global Stock Returns

Larry Swedroe reviews a new study into how a country’s aggregate dividend payout rate affects its equity returns. Read more

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