This week’s roundup of interesting bits of news and analysis comes to you via Hong Kong, where all eyes (and ears) were on the opening of China’s annual session of parliament. One of the top stories to emerge was… READ MORE ›
I was in Garden Grove, California, this week for CFA Institute's Wealth Management 2014 conference. There were many great presentations, but one loomed large for me: the session on elder care planning. At the outset, we polled delegates on the percentage of their clients that have a plan in place for long-term care costs. Fifty-five percent said "less than 25%." That's a very worrisome — although not altogether surprising — result when you consider that at least 70 percent of people over 65 will need long-term care services and the fact that most people don't realize Medicaid does not cover long-term care expenses.
Two simple words could radically change the whole power dynamics in the huge financial software industry. They are "Federated Chat".
Don't fret. This is not the "self-help" edition of weekend reads, even though the headline might lead you to think so. It just so happens that luck versus skill, work (and it's evil twin overwork), and investor happiness are topics tackled in three separate articles.
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.
Investing in general — and portfolio management specifically — is representative of the real world. In the familial setting, passing down of the world knowledge and past good achievements is done by the grandparents.
This week I heard something that really stuck with me: "Follow your ignorance." It's a phrase that my colleague, Jason Voss, CFA, likes to use, and it's a mantra we all should adopt. Said another way, it could be: "Follow your curiosity."
Lauren Foster rounds up the best articles on investing, retirement, and ethics from the last couple weeks.
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