investor behavior

Headlines, The Fed, & Investor Behavior

If 2018 was noteworthy because nothing in an investment portfolio seemed to work, 2019 is striking in that nearly everything is working.  Most major asset classes were positive in the first quarter, in stark contrast to last year when only cash and select areas of the bond market offered salvation. Most investors will vividly recall the S&P 500 declining 20% from September 20th to December 24th of last year.  Since that time, it has risen 21% through the end of March. The wild stock market action over the past six months provides yet another crash course (pun intended) on the

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Tadas Viskanta on Investor Behavior, ETFs, & More

Tadas Viskanta, Director of Investor Education at Ritholtz Wealth Management & Founder of Abnormal Returns, talks investor behavior and fields rapid-fire questions on ETFs and investing.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses several recent ETF launches.  Ted Lucas, Head of Investment Strategies & Solutions at Hartford Funds, spotlights their Multifactor Developed Markets ex-US ETF (RODM).

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How to Avoid Harmful Investor Behavior

Behavior is one of the few things you can control in investing.  We discuss several common behavioral biases that negatively impact your investment returns and offer some tips on how you can overcome these biases.  Sean O’Hara, Director of Pacer Financial, also spotlights the Pacer lineup of strategy-driven ETFs.

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The Relationship Between Investment Costs and Performance

Investment costs are one of the few things you can control in investing.  We examine new research from Morningstar on the relationship between the cost and performance of the funds you invest in.  Tadas Viskanta, Founder & Editor of Abnormal Returns, offers his perspective on the importance of investor behavior and the proliferation of ETFs.

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