Articles under “Investing insights”

These posts break down the components that impact investing for the long term, such as diversification, fees, taxes, and more.

When Dumb Things Happen to Smart Investors

This article is an adaption from Meir Statman’s book, “Finance for Normal People: How Investors and Markets Behave” (Oxford University Press) and initially published in MarketWatch on April 20, 2017 You are contemplating a gift to your beloved and wonder whether it should be a red rose or $10, the price of the rose. You are

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Giving Credit Where Credit’s Due

The dream house. The dream wedding.

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Why We Avoid BlackRock ETFs

Back in 2013, salespeople for BlackRock called to tell us about their new series of iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with dramatically lower fees. They clearly expected us to share their excitement, and jump at the chance to offer the funds to our clients.

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You Don’t Always Have to Eat Your Broccoli

Soon after Burt Malkiel joined Wealthfront four years ago, we hosted an event to introduce him to our Bay Area clients. I’ll never forget when he was asked: “Do you own any stocks?” This was kind of like asking George Washington to name the last time he told a lie.

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