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Mindset

Zen and the Art of Investing For Your Future

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When I refer to "ego" it's a holistic sense of self that many Buddhists suggest we find a way to release. In this article, I argue that we can't fully free ourselves of ego, but if we want to invest well, we need to control it.…

Andrew Hallam

The Investment Paradox

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An investment strategy that ends up making money could be an unsuitable plan for you. And a strategy that doesn't appear to be making money could be a solid plan. I discuss that paradox in this article.…

Andrew Hallam

What Russia's Aggression Means For You And Your Portfolio

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When Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, ordered his military into Ukraine, he took a fire hose to a party that he wasn’t invited to. In this article, I explain what Russia's aggression means for you and your portfolio.…

Andrew Hallam

Do You Wish Stocks Would Crash? That Might Not Be Crazy

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If you aren't retired or close to retirement, a rising stock market should make you go, "meh." But a falling or stagnating stock market should have you dancing in the streets. I explain why in my latest book, Balance, and in the article below.…

Andrew Hallam

Why You Might Be Happier Buying Less Stuff

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Success = Life satisfaction. That's it. It doesn't mean loads of money in the bank. It doesn't mean a prestigious career. So, if we want to be successful, we should prioritize our relationships and...buy less stuff.…

Andrew Hallam

Is This The World's Largest Behavioral Experiment?

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The madness of cryptocurrency may just be the world's largest behavioral experiment. We aren't as rational as we like to believe. And when tempted by greed, people become wildly irrational.…

Andrew Hallam

Beat The Investment Returns Of Almost Everyone You Know

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What are the best funds in the world? Obviously, they're the funds that will make you the most money over your lifetime. Morningstar's latest research confirms what they are. I unpack their findings...with a goofy tale.…

Andrew Hallam

Young Investors, Would You Pass the Wizard's Test?

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Young people should be thrilled when stocks crash, especially if stocks fall near the beginning of their investment journey. But plenty of new investors say, “This is great. I just start investing in ETFs and I’ve been doing really well.”…

Andrew Hallam

Money and Belonging: For Better and For Worse

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Have you ever wondered how easily we fall for peer pressure, without even knowing it? Studies on belonging and competition with respect to money demonstrate our odd human quirk, which could be beneficial or detrimental.…

Andrew Hallam

When Stocks Crash How Far Are You Going To Sink?

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Using aliens on frozen lakes as a metaphor, Andrew Hallam explains how people take higher and higher risks when stocks soar...and then what happens to those people when the ice breaks.…

Andrew Hallam