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Musings on Recent Market Volatility

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Welcome Fellow Lizard Brains! Back in 2005, Terry Burnham penned Mean Markets and Lizard Brains. The point of his terrific book was that parts of our brain are wired to behave in a reptilian fashion, responding to fear and greed instinctively. Yes, I have that same reptilian response that you do-come on, admit it! When the market is volatile andRead the Rest…


Snake oil or diversification? Maybe some of both?

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In a momentous decision this week, CALPERS (the California Public Employee Retirement System) announced that it would shed all of its hedge fund holdings. This was the Absolute Return portion of its portfolios and it cited cost and complexity as the leading reasons to get rid of these portfolio constituents. The amazing thing is that this comes as my emailRead the Rest…


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