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Mind Games: The Negativity Gap

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Macroeconomic data shows a remarkably healthy US economy—but survey says the average American isn't feeling it. So why the disconnect?…

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The Economy of Indulgence

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Drastic measures taken during the 2008 financial crisis were largely successful—but we’re still grappling with unforeseen repercussions. How did we get here? And how do we protect ourselves as investors?…

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A Day in the Life at the Fed

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Inflation and recession might qualify as incendiary language when abused by ratings-hungry media bigmouths. Join us for a fictional day in the life at the Fed and find reason to push fear aside and take a colorful ride.…

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Is It a Wonderful Life?

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As investors, maintaining perspective can be tough when life hits us with a daily poop emoji. With a bit of consideration, these three topics can help turn our internal frown upside-down: Trust, relativity and tolerance—in brief.…

In the Case of Wealth v. Empathy

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Recent studies point to a troubling conclusion: the size of our bank accounts can have a bearing on our ability to empathize. How is it that money can affect our compassion? A familiar adage suggests our attitude toward money is a force often underestimated.…

Was the Plan To Get Punched in the Mouth?

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April's Consumer Price Index (CPI) 12-month projection of 8.3% is a step in the right direction, but we continue to see the highest rates in nearly 40 years. Is this just post-pandemic fallout, or are there other forces at work here?…

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I Like My Market Corrections Sunny Side Up. You?

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Is an impending market correction the interstellar monster we might imagine it to be? It all depends on how you serve it. Order up!…

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The Zen Investor's Bliss

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Two paths diverged in a wood, and I, as an investor, logically took the one with the sign that read: "Toll-Free Road to Zen-Like Investing."…

Those D@#% Yankees

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The story of the 1941 New York Yankees provides a lesson on how to keep yourself in check when the stakes are high and the ship appears to be sinking. Part II of our series underscores the value of taming emotion when there's volatility about.…

Becoming Khan

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It’s nothing new—the market runs on emotion. But how can we avoid doing the same? Spoiler alert: It IS all in your head.…