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Six ways to stay sane when markets dive

  By WENDY SPIRES   As with all previous crunch points, the coronavirus crisis currently engulfing the world has highlighted just how much economics and investments are bound up with human emotion. Combatting the influence of irrational “animal spirits” on either the global or individual scale is no easy task. For individual investors, staying...

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Four investment puzzles (and how to solve them)

  By ALEX BRYAN, Director of Passive Strategies for North America at Morningstar   There are many apparent contradictions in investing. For example, the market quickly responds to news and incorporates public information into prices. This makes it difficult to beat. Yet, simply...

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How good an investment is private equity (honestly)?

  The private equity market has grown hugely over the last 20 years, and for many institutional investors it’s seen as the asset class du jour. But are private equity returns really as good as the industry claims? Do PE funds justify the...

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Remember, you’ve trained for this

  Financial downturns are unpleasant for just about everyone. As this article from DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS explains, it’s at times like these that investors should remember the basic principles of investing their adviser taught them when they started working with them.   A...

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Are markets still rational, even in a crash?

  By PATRICK CAIRNS   March 2020 will be remembered as one of the most dramatic months in stock market history. The scale and speed of the global sell-off made it one of the most significant events that markets have ever seen. At...

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The economy and the stock market are not the same

  By LARRY SWEDROE   While stocks began their sharp decline caused by the coronavirus in mid-February 2020, we have only begun to see the damage done to the economy. The first signs came from the weekly new claims for unemployment. Then we...

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Your financial lighthouse

  Welcome to the first in a new series on TEBI, Financial Planning Explained. We strongly believe in the importance of good financial planning. Over the course of six articles, we’re going to be taking a closer look at an area of the...

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