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Best of 2013: Know Yourself (and How You Make Decisions)

As I looked back over a year of tweets and blog posts, one theme was perennial: we cannot escape ourselves. What do I mean by that? Behavioral biases inform our investment decisions, regardless of gender, season, or geography.

Weekend Reads for Advisers: Psychophaths, Bubbles, and Black Holes

If you are a regular reader of these posts, you won't be surprised by this week's headline and range of articles. But if this is your first time, and you're wondering what psychopaths, bubbles, and black holes have to do with being a professional investor and/or financial adviser, the answer is simple: "Investing demands that you be a polymath — knowing a lot about many things (including nonfinancial topics) and how those things interconnect into an organic whole."

Weekend Reads for Financial Advisers: Smart Beta, Luck vs. Skill, and Behavioral Finance

Lauren Foster rounds up the best articles on investing, retirement, and ethics from the last couple weeks.

Weekend Reads for Financial Advisors: Emotional Finance and Chaos Theory

Lauren Foster rounds up recent articles and resources that you may have missed during the last couple of week.



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