January 17, 2019

(PDFs of our 2018 Market Presentation and the following 2018 Market Review Commentary)

After logging strong returns in 2017, global equity markets delivered negative returns in US dollar terms in 2018. Common news stories in 2018 included reports on global economic grow...

January 1, 2018

Have you ever wondered how your state is managing its finances? 

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has an interactive map to compare the states on cash, budget, and pension funding (link). 

July 8, 2017

This is a great series for what we aren't taught about money! Well worth your time no matter your age or experience. 

A few economic ideas I use a lot in my classes:  

  • Money helps those who receive it first

  • Money is only worth what the market believes...

July 7, 2017

"Most of the companies no longer had lobbyists." 

Can you even imagine? 

June 8, 2017

Can we predict the results of the stock market when interest rates rise? (Link)

February 28, 2017

This is an interesting data site for exploring differences between the states.

I’ve always wondered about the cost of living in Michigan compared to other states, and, have to say that I was a little surprised to learn how expensive we are!

For the young looking to set o...

January 12, 2017

Please also see our fourth quarter 2016 and annual 2016 market segment reviews

In 2016, the US market reached new highs and stocks in a majority of developed and emerging market countries delivered positive returns. The year began with anxiety over China’s stock marke...

December 16, 2016

What should we make of the impact of rising interest rates on bonds? (Link to our Special Report)

November 2, 2016

Free market pricing is powerful! Prices send signals to producers and consumers, every moment of every day.

The pricing of financial markets is no different. This report is a reminder of the power of markets and pricing, and why it can be foolish to think our knowledge...

June 14, 2016

The following blog is provided by Jim Parker, Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors, on balancing the negative news we hear so often with some positive developments. 

Do you ever listen to the news and find yourself thinking that the world has gone to the dogs? Th...

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