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How Goals-Based Portfolio Theory Came to Be

Investing is never done in the abstract. Investing is — and always has been — goals-based.

Lessons in Behavioral Bias: The COVID-19 Equity Markets

The pandemic-era stock markets have been a showcase of behavioral biases in action.

Causality Techniques in Investment Management: Five Key Findings

What are the most widely used causality tests in the equity markets?

Book Review: Better than Alpha

This book provides the insights and tools investors need to improve their investing outcomes.

10 Years of Behavioral Finance: Thaler, Kahneman, Statman, and Beyond

Since its launch in 2011, Enterprising Investor has showcased the scholarship of behavioral finance’s top luminaries as well as its critics.

Quality Losses Matter More to Investors Than Quality Gains

How does the stock market collectively respond to quality losses versus quality gains?

Herd and Illusory Superiority Bias: Why Even Seasoned Investors Succumb

How do we check our investment decisions for signs of herd mentality, illusory superiority, or any other bias?

Morgan Housel on Greed and Fear, Frugality and Paranoia

“Investing is not the study of finance,” Morgan Housel says. “Investing is the study of how people behave with money.”

Why You Should Be a Goals-Based Investor

What if our traditional models of choice are not measuring people’s true objectives?

Green Shock? Stock Market Overreactions to Bad ESG News

Does investor overreaction to ESG controversies create the opportunity for abnormal returns?



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