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Improving Attention Management

April 10, 2018

This article argues that much of your life is what you choose to pay attention to. There are a lot of things out there to pay attention to, or to let distract you. The article says people can improve their lives by improving attention management and gives tips for that. Your attention determines the experiences […]

Arguments Against Using Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

April 9, 2018

This article weighs heavily against the many people who are saying that blockchain is the future of technology and cryptocurrencies are the future of money. It says that advocates of the technology overstate its benefits and have goals and motives that affect the conclusions they reach. It also points out some flaws in the technology […]

Old Tech vs. New Tech

April 9, 2018

This article argues that the old technology companies Apple and Microsoft are better investments and have better business models than Facebook and some of the other newer companies. Their key advantage is they try to produce things that people actually want to buy. In reality, Apple collects more information about its customers than Facebook because […]

Mario Gabelli Speaks

April 9, 2018

Here’s a recent interview with investment manager Mario Gabelli, now 75 years old. The interview covers a range of topics including passive investing (he’s not worried about it), large tech companies, the future of media, and the stock market correction. “The big issue is our $500 billion trade deficit, the $1 trillion budget deficit, the […]

Living With The New Volatility

April 5, 2018

Market volatility has returned with a vengeance, and it isn’t going away. This article describes just how much more volatile stock markets have come and explains why that volatility is here to stay for a while. Of course, the market’s being tested by more than just the president’s tweets. The Federal Reserve remains steadfast in […]

A Little Learning…

April 5, 2018

This article discusses research which found that people who learned a little about something believed they knew quite a lot about it and became overconfident. The result has applications in a number of areas but certainly is something individual investors should consider when making decisions. It appears that Alexander Pope was right when he said […]

Self Perception And Financial Decisions

April 5, 2018

One of the insights of behavioral economics is that how people perceive their financial position influences their financial decisions. People don’t always make decisions based on facts and analysis. Often, according to this article, decisions will be made based on perception. For example, someone who feels poor, or poorer than he should be, will experience […]

Read More Of My Posts At Forbes

April 4, 2018

Don’t forget to take a look at most posts on the Forbes.com blog, because they’re increasing in popularity. Start at my contributor page. […]

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