Avoiding Overconfidence by Knowing What Type of Investor You Are

Among the many unintended consequences of the internet is an unrealistic sense of overconfidence. Researchers are finding people who believe they possess a level of skill or expertise after watching instructional YouTube videos. For example, some people believe that they can impersonate Michael Jackson’s moonwalk dance by merely watching a video about it, according to NPR’s…

 

AAII Survey: Biggest Errors Investors Can Make

Like it or not, we all make mistakes, albeit some are more impactful or costly than others. I just moved to the far west suburbs of Chicago, so I am still learning to get around. That means I am making my fair share of wrong turns these days, which add a few minutes to whatever trip…

 

Bogle’s Allocation and Other Morningstar Conference Notes

Special Note: We’re announcing today that Fidelity Investments’ senior investment strategist Bruce Johnstone will be a keynote speaker at this year’s upcoming AAII Investor Conference. Johnstone was previously ranked as the #1 equity-income fund manager during his tenure as portfolio manager of Fidelity’s Equity-Income Fund. To see Johnstone and the other great speakers we have…