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Can Trump Reach 3% Economic Growth?

In this video, I’ll explore whether the Trump administration stands a chance of reaching its goal of 3% economic growth. On the campaign trail, President Trump said he would get the US to 5% annual economic growth. In office, his team lowered this to 3-4%. The economy hasn’t growth at 3% in more than a […]

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Valuation Got Amazon Wrong

In this video, I’ll explore the rise of Amazon.com over the past 20 years, and offer it as evidence that stock market valuation measures can’t be trusted. Amazon.com went public on the Nasdaq on May 15, 1997 at a value of $438M. Today it’s worth $460B (May 2017). Look at the chart from Recode, showing […]

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How to Manage Your Index Funds

In this video, I’ll show you a good system for managing your index funds for high profit and low stress. Notes: Index funds are catching on for their low cost and better performance than active management. Passive funds now more than one-third of market, projected to reach half in five years or so. Fine, but […]

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The Stock Market is a Social System

In this video, I’ll explain how the stock market is a social system, not a rational system of numbers. The easiest way to remember why stocks are unpredictable is to realize their prices are driven by human emotion and behavior. Think of other times when you know human behavior to be unpredictable: kids on a […]

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Are Smart Beta Funds Worth The Higher Cost?

In this video, I’ll explore whether smart-beta funds are worth their higher cost. Smart-beta funds have become popular. They try to replicate various investing techniques, such as value and growth, with an automated formula. Here’s how the funds were explained in a March 18, 2017 Buttonwood column in The Economist: [Excerpt shown at 0:35.] While […]

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