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Oct
12

by: Greg Bone, Managing Director

“When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance. We’re still dancing.” Charles Prince, Citigroup CEO. July 2007 interview with the Financial Times.

 

“History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.” Aphorism often attributed (probably incorrectly) to Mark Twain.

 

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Oct
8

by: The RGT Investment Management Team

ANCHORING EFFECT

 

Another common behavioral bias is the anchoring effect. Put simply, the anchoring effect describes the tendency to rely too heavily on a singular piece of data or information when making decisions. Often the anchor is an initial piece of information or something familiar to the decision maker. Taking the concept one step further, anchoring also describes how people co…

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Jul
18

by: Greg Bone, Managing Director

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Anonymous (though often attributed to Thomas Edison)

 

2018 got off to a bit of a bumpy start – volatility returned to financial markets and most asset classes posted negative returns in the first quarter. In the second quarter, investors continued to be buffeted by strong cross currents…

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Jul
13

by: The RGT Investment Management Team

Traditional economic theory suggests human beings behave rationally when making decisions. In other words, humans, on average, act in such a way as to maximize fulfillment of their needs and desires. Since earning wealth is assumed to be a good thing, and more wealth is assumed to be better than less wealth, it is further assumed that people make rational decisions in order to maximize their wealt…

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