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Expect Volatility

Dips in the stock market over the last few days jolted a lot of investors. But, as Buckingham’s Sue Stevens explains, volatility is normal, and the best course of action right now is simply to do nothing. The past two years have seen an unusually low level of volatility in the stock market. That can…

Larry Swedroe explains why new research into the volatility of equity risk premiums shows that patience and factor diversification are crucial. “Success in investing doesn’t correlate with IQ. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people in trouble investing.” — Warren Buffett In my more…

How to Manage Your Money in 2018

Tim Maurer visits with the TODAY show to discuss managing debt, saving for the future and investing long-term. With markets hitting record highs and a new tax plan in place, there’s a lot in play when it comes to balancing your finances. Tim Maurer visits with the TODAY show’s Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin to…

Don’t Write Off Value

Larry Swedroe takes a look at the data and builds his case for why investors should continue to expect a value premium going forward. Recency bias—the tendency to give too much weight to recent experience and ignore long-term historical evidence—underlies many of the mistakes commonly made by investors. It’s particularly dangerous because it causes investors…

Bitcoin: Investment or Bubble?

Larry Swedroe explores whether bitcoin is a worthwhile investment or is still purely speculative. As the director of research at Buckingham Strategic Wealth and The BAM Alliance, it’s not surprising that I’ve been getting lots of calls lately about investing in bitcoin. Just seven years ago, bitcoins were trading at about 10 cents. Four years…

Discipline Is Critical to Successful Investing

Will disciplined value investing be rewarded long term? Larry Swedroe on the evidence, and current stock valuations. Having a well-thought-out investment plan is the necessary condition for successful investing. However, it’s not sufficient. The sufficient condition is having the discipline to stay the course during the virtually inevitable periods when a strategy underperforms. That, of…

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