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Cognitive Biases: A Hidden Investment Risk – Part 2

We’ve all heard the saying “trust your gut.” In fact, many of us take this approach more often than we realize when making decisions. Trusting your gut means looking inward, beyond the noisy chatter of thought, and toward that fuzzy space of perception--an arcane mix...

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Cryptocurrencies and the Rhetoric of Death

Authored by Karl Montevirgen, Halifax America “Indeed, the direction of the future is only there in order to elude us.”  ― Georges Bataille It seems as if everywhere you turn, someone is talking about cryptocurrencies. And whether the person speaking is a novice...

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Cognitive Biases: A Hidden Investment Risk – Part 1

Over the last few decades, we have developed a plethora of sophisticated financial technologies to help us better engage the markets. The depth, breadth, speed, and precision with which we can now gather and analyze information stands virtually unmatched. Yet on a...

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A Regulated Economy Leads to a Socialist Economy

Ludwig Von Mises excerpted from Economic Policy (via Mises.Org)   What is interventionism? Interventionism means that the government does not restrict its activity to the preservation of order, or—as people used to say a hundred years ago—to “the production of...

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Bob Dylan as Economic Prophet

Authored by Mark Spitznagel via Mises.Org   We have a habit on our trading floor of playing Bob Dylan whenever the markets start selling off. We hardly ever play Dylan these days. Though I consider the Nobel Laureate something of a personal classical liberal icon, I...

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Opportunity Cost and Fixed Income Investing

Authored by Karl Montevirgen via Ticker Tape We’re familiar with the saying “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” At least nothing is lost, either, right? But in some cases, the “nothing ventured” choice may come at a cost—opportunity cost, or “the cost of waiting.”...

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