Anyone who negotiates, or seeks to persuade others, must work hard to find just the right words. Furthermore, in light of limited attention spans, those words must be concise, winning, and to-the-point. Me too. My book Negotiating Your Investments comes out this week and it is … [Read more...]
Listen, Gather, and Learn
In any negotiation of consequence, you want to learn as much as you possibly can. Of special significance is the opportunity to know as much as feasible about the people on the other side of the table. What are their goals, hopes, and preferences? How do they see the situation … [Read more...]
Even Brilliant People Make Investment Mistakes
Knowing the science of economics and finance, while incredibly helpful and important, is not sufficient to avoid making bad investment choices. Behavioral economists have been studying various biases that cause us to act against our own best interests. Even the smartest among … [Read more...]
Stocks for the Long Run? Indeed!
Any good economist will tell you that, if you have a sufficiently long time horizon, stocks are a very good investment. Indeed, my colleague Jeremy Siegel used that sentiment as the title for his excellent book Stocks for the Long Run Investing is stocks is a wonderful idea if … [Read more...]
Stocks for the Short Run? Don’t Do It!
Are the financial markets rigged? Do some speculators have unfair advantages that assure their success at your expense? Celebrated author Michael Lewis thinks so. In the run-up to his new book, Flash Boys he has declared “high-frequency trading” to be just that. Lewis calls … [Read more...]
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