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Three Investing Lessons from My Mom

Plan for the unexpected. Get comfortable with losing. Enjoy the journey. Dougal Williams, CFA, shares some valuable investing advice from an unlikely source.

The Old Faithful Portfolio

Can Old Faithful's renowned reliability be replicated in a portfolio?

Top Five Articles from April: Portfolio Concentration, Cryptocurrencies, Quantamental

An analysis of portfolio concentration and a primer on cryptocurrencies are among the leading posts from Enterprising Investor last month.

Beware of Experts Bearing Forecasts

As finance gurus forecast a market that's variously overvalued, undervalued, ready to plunge off the cliff, or blast off to new heights, remember to tune out the noise and stay invested for the long run, says Mark Armbruster, CFA.

Portfolio Concentration: How Much Is Optimal?

Diversification is sometimes described as “the only free lunch” in investing. But is it?

Time for a Low-Cap Diet?

The emergence of "Godzilla caps" has endangered many "well-diversified" portfolios, making concentration risk much greater than it appears, says James Stefurak, CFA.

Portfolio Managers, Artificial Intelligence Is Coming for Your Jobs

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming to the investment world. Given AI's superior computing power and lack of behavioral biases, some in the investment industry and academic circles believe it will come to dominate the sector.

Increasing Client Withdrawal Rates in Retirement

For retirees, success means, in part, not outliving their money. Two recent studies shed insight on how advisers can help clients accomplish that, Isaac Presley, CFA, reports.

Beyond Carbon: Water Risks and Sustainable Investing

The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, demonstrates that carbon emissions and climate change are not the only sustainability threats, says Monika Freyman, CFA. Water concerns already affect investors' bottom lines as well as future risks to their top lines.

Can Fundamental Momentum Diagnose Mr. Market?

Ben Graham, the father of modern value investing, introduced his Mr. Market analogy back in 1949. Nearly 70 years later, investors are still trying to anticipate Mr. Market's moods. Moshik Kovarsky and Paul Kovarsky, CFA, (no relation) think the Fundamental Momentum strategy can help.



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