Tadas Viskanta is the founder and editor of Abnormal Returns. He is also the author of Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere, which culls lessons learned from his time blogging.
The ETF has been at the forefront of three major investment phenomena over the past two decades, and as a result has had a positive effect on the investment world, says Tadas Viskanta. The beauty of the ETF industry is its embrace of new ideas and strategies. Tamping down on that would only serve to make the investment world a less interesting place. So let's "Keep ETFs Weird."
Eternal market truths are hard to find and difficult for us fallible humans to understand, says Tadas Viskanta. He recommends getting reacquainted with George Soros's theory of reflexivity.
The environment's margin of safety is narrowing with each uptick in global temperatures. This will translate into greater effects on investor portfolios. It is the job of the investment manager to cushion against those risks while still seeking profitable opportunities.
As investors, we are faced with an overwhelming amount of data, analysis, and opinions, says Tadas Viskanta. Choosing a well-defined investment approach — joining an investing tribe — by definition, reduces the number of decisions we need to make. Also, minimizing the "paradox of choice" makes our lives more coherent and manageable.
Investment professionals recognize that the markets are messy places, filled with less than rational participants. From their perspective, this can obviate any further discussion about the value of academic finance and its models. But this puts too high a threshold on the measure of academia.
The last week was light on news from the podcasting world, so Tadas Viskanta jumps right into his selections, with entries touching on high-frequency trading (HFT), crowdfunding's impact on real estate, and David Simon's journey from newspaper reporter to one of the most celebrated television writers and producers.
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