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The Battle Between Man and Machine

By Become a Better Investor | Jun 3, 2016
Top 5 of the Week of May 30 - Become a Better #Investor

In the Top 5 this week, we check out the slowdown of robo advisors, discuss how financial professionals can trick their clients, look at what the most important investors of all time have in common, and much more…

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Increased Correlation But Stock Pickers Can Still Diversify

By A. Stotz Investment Research | Jun 3, 2016

This A. Stotz Academic-Style Research focus on answering the question: Decoupling or Increased Correlation Across the Globe?

We look into correlation among asset classes and how this correlation has changed over time. Read the full article to learn how to diversify effectively.

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Fat Cats and How to Make Bank in Banks

By Become a Better Investor | May 27, 2016
Top 5 of the Week of May 23 - Become a Better #Investor

In the Top 5 this week, we look at the long and winding road of value investing, how to think more creatively for successful investing, and how the majority of money managers are gaslighting their investors. All this and more…

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Business DNA: Face to Face with Armed Guards

By Andrew Stotz | May 27, 2016

Business DNA: Masthawin Charnvirakul joined one of his family’s companies, STP & I, and was quickly appointed to pilot it through its darkest time. Masthawin’s leadership emphasized changes that have brought the company to the financial success it is experiencing today.

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Philosophy, God and Mr. Market All Walk into a Bar…

By Become a Better Investor | May 20, 2016
Top 5 of the Week of May 16 - Become a Better #Investor

In the Top 5 this week, a smattering of philosophy, a touch of advice on getting our financial houses in order before we start investing, what happens when we outperform, and much more…

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Beta Can Make the Difference Between “Buy” and “Sell”

By Become a Better Investor | May 20, 2016

Previously we have presented a study showing that high beta doesn’t translate into high returns, in contrast to what theory suggests. There are more challenges that an investor faces with beta, especially when it comes to valuation. In this post, we’re going to take a look at how beta can impact the outcome of your valuation of a company.

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Leicester City and Life Insurance

By Become a Better Investor | May 13, 2016
Top 5 of the Week of May 9 - Become a Better #Investor

Included in the Top 5 this week, what Premier League football and the stock market have in common, how to beat the market in the long-run, and what is ‘risk’? All this and more…

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Does High Risk Mean High Return?

By A. Stotz Investment Research | May 13, 2016

This A. Stotz Academic-Style Research focus on answering the question: Does high risk mean high return?

CAPM suggests that beta is a measure of risk and that a high-beta stock should yield a higher return than a low-beta stock. Our findings suggest something different…

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Momentum Investing Explained Through Physics and a Hummer H2

By Alexander Wetterling | May 6, 2016

The value and size premiums are usually not very controversial, but momentum is one of the factors that many times leads to a discussion among investors. Let’s take a look at what momentum investing is, what evidence supports the momentum premium and how momentum can help you become a better investor.

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One Percenters and First Class Equity Investing

By Become a Better Investor | May 6, 2016
Top 5 of the Week of May 2 - Become a Better #Investor

Top 5 this week has investing tips for Millennials, ways to Spring clean your portfolio, and equity investment lessons you can learn from cricket. All this and more…

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