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U.S. News & Report: Jessie Weiss on Older Investors Learning from Millennials

I recently had the chance to speak with U.S. News & World Report about how “Older Investors Can Learn a Lot From Millennials.” Read more…

Should You Invest in Bitcoin?

The frenzy around cryptocurrencies only goes up by the day. All the excitement drives everyone from experienced professionals to average investors to wonder: what should you do with Bitcoin? Read more…

U.S. News & World Report: The Importance of Disciplined Investing

I recently had the opportunity to speak with U.S. News & World Report regarding the importance of managing emotions in investing. I was quoted in its “Is Your Advisor Helping or Hurting Your Retirement Strategy?” piece, an excerpt of which is below. Read more…

Why Alternatives Are Bad for Your Portfolio

It’s never been easier for investors to add exposure to alternative investments into their portfolios. Read more…

When Fees Destroy Diversification

Diversification is said to be the only free lunch in investing—but that’s not entirely true, because the extra fees associated with more exotic asset classes frequently offset the benefits of otherwise attractive diversifiers. Read more…

Why Market Prediction Is Harder than You Think

Imagine The Wall Street Journal ran a contest for its subscribers in which each subscriber viewed 100 photos of various men and women. To participate in the contest, each subscriber must pick the six most attractive people. The subscriber that choses the photos voted for most often will win $1 Read more…

How to Build the Right Portfolio Benchmarks

A version of this article originally appeared on WSJ.com. Most people don’t know how to properly evaluate their financial advisor and overly rely on performance as the sole measurement of success. This is problematic because people tend to evaluate their portfolio over very short time horizons in Read more…

How Simplicity Can Improve Your Investments

Investing is a zero sum game in which individual investors frequently end up on the losing side, but that doesn’t have to be the case. I believe individual investors have significant advantages if they would only simplify the game. I’ll explain through the context of Colonel Blotto, which is a Read more…

Invest or Pay Down Debt?

Should you invest in the market or pay down debt? Read more…

New President, Same Portfolio: Why the Election Shouldn’t Impact Your Investments

Few topics in America are as polarizing as politics. With the presidential election as the embodiment of political discord, it’s no wonder last night’s results have caused such a stir. Read more…