Tag Archives: Investment

Party Time?

The surge in stock prices around the world in the first quarter serves as a reminder that predicting market trends can be a frustrating business. Six months ago, the outlook for stock prices appeared to be fading from grim to grimmer: Politicians were wrangling unsuccessfully to craft a deficit reduction plan, Standard & Poor’s had […]

Smart Investment Lessons

Since 2008, economic uncertainty and market volatility have tested the staying power of investors around the world. Many people fled equities during the worst months of the global financial crisis, while others waited for signs of a turnaround before investing more. Their emotional reactions may have exacted a large price on their wealth. The graph […]

Leading Financial Thinkers

In November last year, David Booth sat down with professors Eugene Fama, Kenneth French and Robert Merton to discuss Dimensional’s longstanding affiliation with leading financial thinkers. The three-part interview series offers insight into how academic connections have shaped Dimensional’s approach and business. I am delighted to be able to share these interviews with you. Please […]

Investing Truths

Some people believe investing has to be complicated. In fact, becoming a successful investor may be a lot simpler than you think. It comes down to knowing your goals, knowing your options, and then picking the right investing partner. The Truth About Risk You can try to minimise investment risk, but you can’t avoid it. […]

2010 Review: Economy & Markets

The past year offered an interesting mix of positive and negative news as investors around the world eagerly anticipated signs of economic recovery and financial stabilisation. While most financial markets logged positive returns for a second straight year, investors had to endure a host of troubling news and pessimistic market predictions. Stocks performed well across […]