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The Power of Placebo

The bain of big Pharma’s existence is the placebo effect.  If your doctor prescribes you a medicine to feel better and unbeknownst to you it’s a sugar pill but you still get better, then you have experienced the placebo effect. It’s the bodies ability to make...

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Wealth

The Beauty and Burden of Credit

The invention of credit is what really kicked capitalism into gear.  And now our daily lives depend on credit, or debt which has become the more familiar term. Business exist and grow because they are able to borrow.  Credit cards make it easy for us to buy stuff....

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Health

Beef is Back

Are you sometimes torn between a juicy burger and the possibility of colon cancer or heart disease, or maybe a little guilt over the killing of the animal? Making the rounds in the news this week is a new study that concludes that eating red meat might not be as...

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Investing

The Magic of Marginal Gains

Last weekend saw the finish of a very exciting Tour de France. Although some of my friends say it’s like watching paint dry. But whatever your cycling watching opinion is there is no doubt that to win the Tour requires an incredible amount of training, teamwork and...

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Magic of Marginal Gains
Investing

Beyond AUM

Assets Under Management(AUM) is the holy grail of the financial services industry. The quest to accumulate AUM has shaped the products and influenced the sales strategy. A couple of decades ago the golden age of the stock broker started to fade. Charging high...

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Beyond Assets Under Management
Investing

Mindful Investing

To be mindful when investing is to be aware of the impact of your emotions on the investment decisions and also consider the impact of your investment on the world around you. If you feel fear, joy, hope, impatience, or obsessed when making an investment decision...

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Mindful Investing
Investing

Alpha Dogs

I’m more and more amazed by how much time and how much money is spent and earned on the process of figuring out what people should invest in and how to make the investment. Most of that time is trying to differentiate an investment strategy so that it’s easier to...

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Alpha Dogs
Investing

The Middle Path to Investing

If you played around with the compound interest calculator in my last article, you’ll know that the “estimated interest rate” is an unknown but has a huge impact on the outcome. Based on today’s interest rates the hope of growing wealth is dreadful. Your Savings...

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The Middle Path
Investing

The Best Investment Strategy

No matter what you may think or want today, what you will certainly want down the road...5,10,20 years from now ... is more money! Each dollar you spend today is reducing your wealth by more than a dollar years down the road. Each day we make decisions with our...

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The Best Investment Strategy

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