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Welcome to the next installment in our series of Key Investment Insights: The Benefits of Diversification. In our last post, “The Myth of the Financial Guru,” we concluded with our explanation of the formidable odds you would face if you tried to outsmart the market’s lightning-fast price-setting efficiencies. Today, we turn our attention to the […]

There are two emotions that can derail an investment plan faster than a Nolan Ryan fastball: fear and greed. Fear and greed tend to push investors in the wrong direction at the wrong time.  Let’s take a look at these two emotions and how they can impact your portfolio. Fear Fear is a great motivator, and it’s easy to find common examples … Continue reading

Sadly the world lost two well-loved celebrities this week:  comic and actor Robin Williams and actress Lauren Bacall.  I’ve already seen a few articles discussing Williams’ financial situation and praising him for trusts he had established for his three children. In recent years the estate planning moves of actors Phillip Seymour Hoffman and James Gandolfini […]

Estate Planning Lessons from Celebrity Deaths is a post from: The Chicago Financial Planner

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Welcome to the next installment in our series of Key Investment Insights: The Myth of the Financial Guru. In our last post, “News and Market Prices,” we explored how price-setting occurs in capital markets, and why investors should avoid reacting to breaking news. It’s clear that the cost and competition hurdles are simply just too […]

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