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introduction to behavioral finance

Introduction to Behavioral Finance and Common Investor Biases

Modern portfolio theory is a generally accepted practice used by many financial advisors, individual investors, and large institutions in managing their investment portfolios. It aims to optimize the expected return based on a given amount of “risk”. Through diversification, the portfolio becomes more efficient at optimizing returns. This takes into account a plethora of mathematics …

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What We Can Learn From Warren Buffett’s 2018 Annual Letter

Berkshire Hathaway’s and Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter is typically a treasure trove full of business and investing insight. Along with thoughtful perspective on the important roles investors, managers, and businesses play in our economy. This years letter was no exception! In this article, I’ll break down the most compelling, insightful, and thought-provoking quotes from …

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what to do with my rsu's?

What to do with my RSU’s?

RSU’s or restricted stock units are a form of equity compensation often awarded to employees in the technology industry. They’re used as additional compensation in addition to a base salary in the form of stock ownership in the company. RSU’s can be an extremely valuable form of compensation and offer several planning opportunities. However, if you’re …

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5 Tips to Managing A Market Correction

Odds are if you’re an investor, you’ve experienced market corrections along your journey. Market corrections are classified as a drop in 10% or more from the asset class highs. For example, the S&P 500, the index for large-cap U.S stocks, experiences a correction on average once per year according to Deutsche Bank. Naturally, you’d think investors …

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Managing Concentrated Stock Positions

Living in Seattle and primarily working with individuals and families in the tech industry, I’m very in touch with our burgeoning tech scene. Industry titans such as Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, and Google, all have large offices here. If you work in the tech industry you’re also likely familiar with the variety of equity compensation structures …

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