All posts tagged "dalbar study"

  • Small Investor Behavior
    Brett Arends: How Investors Lose 2/3rds of Their Profits

    In a recent article at MarketWatch, financial writer Brett Arends wonders, "Will Mom and Pop Investors Blow it Again?"

    • Posted August 14, 2013
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  • Future Value of Lump Sum
    Dalbar Study Reveals Investor’s Ineptitude

    Several articles in recent weeks have revealed the latest results of the study of mutual fund investor performance by Dalbar, a mutual fund research firm operating in Boston.  Dalbar appears to update this study every year.  Currently it encompasses...

    • Posted June 6, 2011
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  • Dalbar Study Shows Investors Sabotage Themselves

    Another Dalbar study of investor behavior indicates the average investor makes decisions detrimental to their financial well-being. Over the 20 year period ending December 31, 2009, the average equity investor earned 3.17 percent per year, while the...

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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  • Lou Harvey, "investors are not rational, and make buy and sell decisions at the worst possible moments"

    Mebane Faber, at World Beta, posts the latest results of the Dalbar study, which examines the performance of mutual fund investors. The sad facts: For the 20 years ended December 31, 2008, equity, fixed income and asset...

    • Posted June 11, 2009
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  • Average Investor Underperforms the S&P 500 By 7 Percentage Points According to Dalbar Study

    Behaviorgap.com has an interesting article pointing out that investors don’t perform well against the market by searching for better investments, but by behaving better. The latest results of the 20 year Dalbar study are mentioned which shows...

    • Posted February 13, 2009
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  • Will Debt Doom Us?

    Originally published on February 27, 2004: Indexes on February 27, 2004 DJIA……… 10,583.92 S&P 500…… 1,144.94 NASDAQ….. 2,029.82 This issue will cover lots of ground and meander between various ideas. The market made an incredible comeback during...

    • Posted June 16, 2007
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