Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet By Jason Zweig | Nov. 25, 2016 9:44 am ET After what for many has been a grim and stressful year, investors shouldn’t let Thanksgiving weekend pass without making sure to count their blessings. Begin by closing your eyes, thinking of this year’s economic and political news, and then guessing how the U.S. stock market has...Read More
R U Lucky?
By Jason Zweig | Nov. 27, 2016 1:07 pm ET Image credit: George De La Tour, “The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs,” Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth (Wikimedia Commons) Here’s a piece on luck I wrote in 2003, in which I argued that being lucky is, at least in part, a skill. I’m not sure I still agree with all of it (especially the section...Read More
What Fund Investors Really Need to Know
By Jason Zweig | Nov. 12, 2016 9:07 pm ET Image credit: Arthur Boyd, “Nebuchadnezzar on Fire Falling Over a Waterfall” (1966-1968), Art Gallery of New South Wales Here is another of the early articles I wrote (in June 2002) on the perennial tragedy of investors underperforming their investments. A decade later, some investors seem to be slowly...Read More
By Jason Zweig | Nov. 12, 2016 9:07 pm ET Image credit: Edvard Munch, “Summer Night’s Dream (The Voice)” (1893), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, via Wikimedia Commons I was recently reminded at a behavioral finance conference that a chapter excerpted from my book Your Money and Your Brain is available with the publisher’s permission as...Read More
Funds That Really Make Money for Their Investors
By Jason Zweig | Nov. 12, 2016 9:07 pm ET Image credit: William Blake Richmond, “Phaëton and the Horses of the Sun,” Warwick Museums, ArtUK.org I’ve been writing for two decades about the tragedy of the gap between the returns that investments earn and the returns their investors earn. Here’s one early look at that issue (source:...Read More