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Educational Insights

Educational Insights

Our quarterly insights educate readers on the processes of human decision making, rational investment behavior, the operation of financial markets, and gaining a better understanding of the world of personal finance. These papers can be read individually, to learn about a specific topic, or chronologically. Read chronologically, these insights also tell a story that evolves along with us, as we encounter new markets, new environments, and gain new insights on dealing with an often irrational world.


Q2-2022: The Old Adage, In a New Era

Q2-2022: The Old Adage, In a New Era

Many decisions are laid out in front of us every day. How do we think about these decisions and ultimately pick a course of action? In the Q2-2022 educational piece, we discuss game theory and its application to the financial world, alongside hypothetical thought experiments we can run through by ourselves.  

Market Update - Ukraine & Russia 

Market Update - Ukraine & Russia 

Insight to better frame the Ukraine and Russia turmoil on your portfolio. The article seeks to answer the question "what, as investors, do we do" amidst this crisis. This situation is viewed through three lenses: history, timing, and perspective. 

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Q1-2022: Backwards Down the Number Line

Q1-2022: Backwards Down the Number Line

The way humans react to financial market activity, or “changes to” those activities, has a large impact on the market as well. In this quarter’s educational update, we will explore another large part of what makes up a market: human behavior.

Q4-2021: The New Question

Q4-2021: The New Question

How long can bonds carry a negative real yield? Find out about real yields, the relationship between interest rates and bond prices, and more in the Q4-2021 educational update!