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Don’t Be Left Behind

By Dan Solin · May 5, 2017 - 0 comments

The financial media likes to talk about the “smart money”. When doing so, they rely on pundits who often tell you what hedge funds and billionaires are doing. Here’s what they don’t report.

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Inexplicable Behavior Explained

By Dan Solin · May 5, 2017 - 0 comments

We all face situations where we’re confronted with choices. In my experience, most people are honest and decent. When given the opportunity, they demonstrate the best of the human spirit. They are kind, considerate and generous.

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Looking For “Alpha” In All The Wrong Places

By Dan Solin · May 5, 2017 - 0 comments

If I had to select one factor that causes investors to underperform market returns (that anyone could easily obtain), it would be the quest for “alpha.” As indicated in this excellent white paper from Vanguard, most investors define “alpha” as the ability to outperform a designated benchmark, like the S&P 500 index. However, this definition doesn’t account for the amount of risk the fund manager is taking.

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A $17 Billion Annual Wealth Transfer

By Dan Solin · May 3, 2017 - 0 comments

Pigs feeding at the trough have nothing on 401(k) plan administrators who permit high cost funds to populate 401(k) plans, when comparable lower cost funds, with the same or higher expected returns, are readily available.

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