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Howard Marks, CFA: Getting the Odds on Your Side

What are two of the most important things an investor needs to do to succeed? Howard Marks, CFA, offered his perspective.

Best Does Not Mean Optimal

You are not acting in the client’s best interest if you build them a portfolio that they won't stick with over the long run.

Top 10 Posts from 2018: Chart Crimes, Political Divides, AI, and the Skill Ratio

What Enterprising Investor articles most resonated with readers this year? The results offer an illuminating look into the forces that shaped finance in 2018.

Top Five Articles from June: Kahneman, India, the Kelly Criterion Reevaluated

Is loss aversion overstated? What fueled Portugal's recent economic recovery? These were among the topics covered in the leading Enterprising Investor posts from June.

Daniel Kahneman: Four Keys to Better Decision Making

"Regret is probably the greatest enemy of good decision making in personal finance," Daniel Kahneman says.

What Does Loss Aversion Mean for Investors? Not Much

Loss aversion may not influence investment decision making as much as we think, says David Gal.

Weekend Reads from India: Fraud, “Skin in the Game,” Nassim Taleb

The framework of investing a dollar and then earning a succession of pennies is ubiquitous. But it has limitations. A recent bank scam in India illustrates this point, writes Shreenivas Kunte, CFA.

Weekend Reads from India: Cures and Prevention, Time Inconsistency

The preference for cures over prevention is an alluring trap, writes Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, in Weekend Reads from India. Economists have a name for this well-known behavioral trait: time inconsistency.

Best of 2017: Behavioral Finance and India

In his roundup of the best content of 2017, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, focuses on Richard H. Thaler and other compelling behavioral finance-related content as well the most insightful stories from India.

Top Five Articles from October: Thaler, Trillion-Dollar Coins, Volatility

An unorthodox solution to the US retirement crisis from Sloane Ortel; a discussion of Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler's contributions to economics by Lauren Foster; and an analysis of the value of self-awareness by Jim Ware, CFA, are among the top EI posts from October.



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