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7 Ways Investment Professionals Add Value

Jul 29, 2015 - Steve Mott ( 4 mins to read)

Sure, you could save a lot of money if you eliminated all the specialized professionals in your life. You could rewire your own kitchen, represent yourself in court, and suture up your next nasty cut. You could, but you probably won’t. Because the benefit of hiring a professional outweighs the cost. The same applies in investing, although many still try to manage their own portfolios. Here are ...


The Secrets to Better Investing are Not Secrets

Jul 1, 2015 - Steve Mott ( 4 mins to read)

Most providers of investment guidance want you to believe that they have some kind of mysterious secret, a magic key that unlocks a hidden universe of market-beating performance. Maybe it’s proprietary company research, access to exclusive hedge funds, or the decoder ring for price/volume charts. The complexity of these secrets may make them seem important and compelling, but we know that the r...


Getting It Half Right Is Still Wrong

Sep 3, 2014 - Steve Mott ( 5 mins to read)

We all see the light in different ways at different times.  Here's how it went for Osbon Capital editor Steve Mott. I don't remember exactly how I was introduced to index investing, but I was well ahead of the curve. I liked the idea of owning all the big company stocks without having to figure out which ones would be the big winners, so I started buying Vanguard's S&P 500 index fund in the ear...


Normal? Who can say?

Jul 23, 2014 - Steve Mott ( 4 mins to read)

Gary Shilling sells economic forecasts to institutional investors and corporations. He also provides investment advice to individuals. He basically makes a living by predicting what will happen in the economy and markets. Over his 35 year career he has sometimes been right, and sometimes been wrong. In general, he has predicted far more doom and gloom than has materialized. His latest post is much more upbeat. When Gary is optimistic, it catches my attention. Right or wrong, I found it to be ...