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Status Anxiety Or: How Our Neighbors Make Us Worse Investors

The best way to keep up with the Joneses is to ignore them. Joachim Klement, CFA, explains.

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Wanderlust, Memory, and Flat Heads

It has always amazed me when I meet people who have not left their home countries, let alone traveled overseas. Why is that? Why are some people driven to explore the world, while others are content with their lot at home? It turns out wanderlust may be in our genes.

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Bogle, Baseball, and Investment Bubbles

This week's round-up of interesting papers, articles, tweets, and blog posts covering economics, investor behavior, retirement, and more.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Themes to Watch, MOOCs, and Olympic Predictions

Goldman Sachs recently released its “S&P 500 Beige Book,” a quarterly survey of corporate conference calls which similarly collects “anecdotal evidence of fundamental and thematic trends” from which they highlight major themes.

Top Anecdotal Signs of a Market Bubble

Anecdotal evidence coupled with hard data helps to better identify market bubbles. Here are the top signs.

Poll: What is the Primary Cause of Speculative Investment Bubbles?

Nearly 38% of global respondents to this week’s poll think the behavioral biases of investors are the primary cause of investment bubbles, while 33% of those polled believe responsibility lies with central banks and their easy money policies. Excessive leverage (19%) and government policies (7%) were less favored responses.



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