Dividends , Stocks

Don’t let anchoring tie you down

Today I wanted to touch on another common behavioral issue that most investors fall prey to, anchoring. I’ve commented previously on the behavior gap, how behavioral issues lead to investor under performance and specifically how more information often leads to worse investment performance. Anchoring is another behavioral pitfall for investors. I’ll describe what it is first and then show a…

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Quant Investing

Introducing the QuantPulse Service – a better way to quant

An optimized, risk-managed approach to quant investing If you’re reading this, you’re interested in learning and more about and using quantitative stock portfolios in your investment arsenal. And hopefully you’re familiar with the basics of this type of quant investing. The basic principle is to take a quantitative and portfolio approach to picking stocks. For an introduction to what this…

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Introducing the QuantPulse Service

An optimized, risk-managed approach to quant investing If you’re reading this, you’re interested in learning and more about and using quantitative stock portfolios in your investment arsenal. And hopefully you’re familiar with the basics of this type of quant investing. The basic principle is to take a quantitative and portfolio approach to picking stocks. For an introduction to what this…

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Stocks

MLP valuation for January 2012

It’s a good time to update the valuation for one of my favorite sectors for income investors and retirees, MLPs. MLPs had another great year in 2011, especially during Q4. The sector returned 14% for the year vs 2% for the SP500. I’ll spare everyone the suspense buildup of the next 600 words or so and say that I think…

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