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Home-Country Bias Part II

Last week, I introduced you to the concept of  home-country bias – a phenomenon that routinely leads investors to over-allocate to domestic stocks. Americans prefer to invest in U.S. stocks

Investing

Don’t Fall Victim to Home Country Bias

Call it patriotic… call it lazy… but most people stick close to home when it comes to investing. This so-called home country bias is a phenomenon too big to ignore.

Investing

A Bull Market Health Check?

The Dent Research team got together two weeks ago for a quarterly planning session. Of course, we talked about the economy, the markets and how best to navigate these uncertain

Retirement

Stockpiling Wood

I remember distinctly the moment when “retirement planning” took on a personal meaning to me. I was kayaking with my wife along the Myakka River, which runs some 60 miles

Investing

Riding the Bear Market Rally

Everybody’s been obsessed with “Dow 20,000” lately. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is perhaps the most widely-watched gauge of the U.S. stock market. And “20,000” is a big, fat, impressive-sounding

Investing

Don’t Let Decision Fatigue Wreck Your Investments

I’ve always struggled with making decisions. It just doesn’t come naturally to me. I blame it on my mother, who was loving and good-intentioned, but a little heavy-handed in the

Investing

It’s Coming… Are You Prepared?

“World War III” has been mentioned recently by both President Donald Trump and former Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. That’s pretty frightening, if you ask me! Mr. Gorbachev of course knows

Investing

How to Take a Loss Gracefully

I’m convinced that learning to take a loss gracefully is the single best skill you can develop as an investor. George Soros does it like a champ. In the legendary

Investing

Stop Reading the News!

Conventional wisdom says that information is good… more is better… and even more is best. I used to work for a hedge fund manager who was obsessed with reading news

Investing

Don’t Let Psychology Get the Better of You!

My dad asked me for advice once. He had bought a condo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, several years back and was now wondering whether it was time to sell