Investing

Investors’ Great Expectations for Disruptive Technologies

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George Gilder was God. At least, that’s what we thought. Gilder described a new paradigm that promised to change the world and commerce in magnitudes…

Andrew Hallam

Could You Beat the Market With These Ten Terrific Stocks?

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They were public darlings and household names. Their corporate profits soared over the previous ten years. They were “can’t miss” stocks that thumped the S&…

Andrew Hallam

When Financial Advisors Punch Themselves

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When Marilyn Arsenault and her husband, Joe, decided to save for their retirement, they booked an appointment with a financial advisor. Marilyn, a university running coach,…

Andrew Hallam

College Endowment Managers Wanted: Easy Prestige and Money

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How would you like to manage an Ivy League endowment fund? Yes, it sounds tough. But you could do it. The job description might say they’…

Andrew Hallam

The Couch Potato Portfolio Makes Hedge Funds Look Silly

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Imagine a planet similar to ours. Somebody creates a 2-speed bicycle. Others figure they can build something better. They add several gears. Then they add an…

Andrew Hallam

Why Hedge Fund Investors Are Like Monty Python’s Black Knight

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Plenty of people joke that it’s tough to make Canadians mad. They’re reputed to be tolerant and polite. My wife and I once stayed…

Andrew Hallam

Hot Investment Hands Are Like Sports Heroes

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I grew up watching sports. My heroes rose. They triumphed. And then they always failed. We expect that. A reporter asked former world heavyweight boxing champion,…

Andrew Hallam

Why Social Security Benefits Are Better Than You Think

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Two years ago, I had dinner with an American couple that worked in Tanzania. The adventurous couple raised their children in Ethiopia, Kenya and Indonesia. Now…

Andrew Hallam

Financial Experts Say a Giant Crash Is Coming: What Are You Going To Do?

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More than 60 years ago, social psychologist Leon Festinger and two of his associates infiltrated a cult. The cult leader, whom the researchers called Marian Keech,…

Andrew Hallam

Why Keep Bonds At Your Portfolio Party?

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Stocks might be driving you crazy with their manic ups and downs. But there is no doubt; they’re still the life and soul of the…

Andrew Hallam