Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured |

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By Jason Zweig | July 27, 2018 11:17 am ET


In a disclosure form newly proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, brokers and investment advisers would have to describe their services, their fees and their obligations to act in your best interest. They’d also have to tell you how to research their background and disciplinary history. The dense, four-page “customer relationship summary” also recommends questions to ask a broker or adviser….


To read the rest of the column: 

The Wall Street Journal,




For further reading:


Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

Jason Zweig, The Devil’s Financial Dictionary

Jason Zweig, Your Money and Your Brain

Jason Zweig, The Little Book of Safe Money

Louis Brandeis, Other People’s Money: And How the Bankers Use It (1913-14)


Articles and other research:

George Loewenstein, Cass R. Sunstein, and Russell Golman, “Disclosure: Psychology Changes Everything” (Annual Review of Economics, 2014)

Daylian M. Cain, George Loewenstein and Don A. Moore, “The Dirt on Coming Clean: Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest” (Journal of Legal Studies, 2005)

Daylian M. Cain, George Loewenstein, and Don A. Moore, “When Sunlight Fails to Disinfect: Understanding the Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest” (Journal of Consumer Research, 2010)

Alexander J. Rothman and Norbert Schwarz, “Constructing Perceptions of Vulnerability: Personal Relevance and the Use of Experiential Information in Health Judgments” (Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1998)

Herbert A. Simon, “Designing Organizations for an Information-Rich World” (Brookings Institution lecture, 1969)

Full Disclosure: Most Risks Hide in Plain Sight

Why Your Financial Adviser Can’t Be Conflict Free

Behavioral Finance: What Good Is It, Anyway?