Mon05302016

Business & Real Estate

Accounting 10 applied to government debt

Can the U.S. government go bankrupt? According to Time magazine, the answer is yes.

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Prevention outweighs cure in investment portfolio health

One of Benjamin Franklin’s well-known aphorisms – “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – applies to the world of investing.

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Consequences of negative interest rates vary

Since the crisis of 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve has used quantitative easing to stimulate the economy. This approach involves purchasing a significant volume of bonds to drive up bond prices and reduce interest rates, with the expectation that lower rates will stimulate demand for more borrowing and consequently more liquidity flowing throughout the economy.

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It's better to be a good – rather than a great – investor

Cliff Asness, co-founder of AQR Capital Management, once stated on Bloomberg Television, “I used to think being great at investing long-term was about genius. Genius is still good, but more and more, I think it’s about doing something reasonable, that makes sense, and then sticking to it with incredible fortitude through the tough times.”

In other words, you’d be better off long term by following a consistent, well-diversified investment strategy, regardless of what the markets are doing.

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Subtracting the truth from tax deductions

Since we are currently in the midst of tax season, just for fun I thought I’d share some of the more creative deductions taxpayers have attempted to get away with. Warning: Do not try this at home.

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Don't believe everything you believe

Among all the various cognitive biases that cause human beings to think and act irrationally, one of the more insidious ones is known as “confirmation bias.” Simply put, it means we tend to favor information that supports previously existing beliefs and tend to reject anything that does not.

How much of a problem is confirmation bias when it comes to investing, and how can we recognize and avoid it?

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The return of the tontine: A means to diversify retirement income

Prior to the 1990s, a retiree could typically count on guaranteed income from company pensions lasting until he or she passed away. But by 2015, few private companies still offered them.

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