Practical analysis for investment professionals


Investors confront four main problems on a daily basis:

  • High levels of stress,
  • High demands to think at their very best,
  • Behavioral biases, and
  • Ethical dilemmas.

Meditation offers practicioners a proven means of ameliorating each of these problems.

Weekend Reads: Flat Heads, Investing in Africa, and Happiness at Work

When I'm not working, I'm often thinking about work and the conditions that enable employees to thrive. Recently I stumbled on a short excerpt from Jack Bogle about the intangibles that define a successful workplace, and it really resonated with me.

Meditation for Investment Professionals

Science demonstrates that meditation reduces stress, improves creativity, counteracts behavioral biases, and improves ethical decision making. It can be an incredibly useful tool for investment professionals.

The Importance of Meditation for Investment Professionals

Ng Kok Song, former group chief investment officer of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), and Jason Voss, CFA, discuss an increasingly meaningful tool in the investment toolkit: meditation.

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Investing, Meditation, and Radiators versus Drains

There are two types of people in life, radiators and drains. When you are around "radiators," you feel energized, positive, and encouraged. They radiate good energy. But when you are in the company of "drains," well, you feel drained. Your energy is sapped. You feel depleted.

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Reorganization, Bias, and Roosters versus Hens

“We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what… READ MORE ›

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Secular Sabbath, Fiduciary Standard, and Investing

Take time to pause this weekend, even if it's to read an article or two you didn't get around to earlier in the week, or to carve out some time to just "be" and not "do."

Best of 2014: Behavioral Finance, Economics, Fixed Income, Meditation, and More

CFA Institute Content Director Jason Voss, CFA, offers his top stories of 2014, with topics ranging from meditation to fixed income and everything in between.

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Meditation, Munger, and Moneyball

The benefits of meditation are well-known and have been espoused by some of the world's most successful investors and innovators. Indeed, even business schools are starting to include meditation in their curricula.

How Meditators Can Overcome Behavioral Finance Biases

While behavioral finance identifies and describes cognitive errors, it provides few remedies. But, meditation may provide the answer.

How to Measure Your Success as an Investor

Measuring your success as an investor involves a lot more than just evaluating your returns performance.

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