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  • December 20th, 2009 | Businessweek

    Small Cap Stocks: Searching for the Stars of 2010

    By: David Bogoslaw Rich valuations and investor concerns about the economic impact of the Federal Reserve’s anticipated withdrawal of some of the massive liquidity it pumped into a crisis-ridden financial system suggest that small-cap stocks won’t perform as well as larger ones in the year ahead. The small fry have had a pretty good year […]

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  • November 12th, 2009 | Gerstein Fisher Updates

    Real Talks: Black Swans, Fat Tails, and You: How Recent Research in Finance and Risk Can Help Individual Investors

    Gregg S. Fisher was joined by academic partners Charles Tapiero and Philip Maymin of the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and Nassim Taleb, author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, for an exploration of how investors can navigate risk in a world of “fat tails.”

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  • November 12th, 2009 | Forbes

    How To Profit From Other Investors’ Mistakes

    Successful investors let logic overcome emotion. Thousands of years ago, the fight-or-flight reflex helped our ancestors hunt, kill and stay alive. Today, these visceral responses are still hardwired into the human brain. Unfortunately, they do modern investors more harm than good–except those who condition themselves to profit from everyone else’s mistakes. The assumption that investors […]

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  • October 14th, 2009 | Forbes

    How To Protect Investments From Cataclysmic ‘Fat Tails’

    Rare, shocking events can be an investor’s friend.  “And get the bits together, the fat tail, every good part.” Ezekiel 24:4 If you traveled back in time thousands of years to tell Abraham, Moses or Ezekiel that you had some fat tails, they would have been delighted. In ancient times, the fat tails of certain […]

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  • September 23rd, 2009 | Market Watch

    Retirements in peril: U.S. system is full of holes

    By: Andrea Coombes SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The destructive effects of the financial crisis may be waning, but your retirement account won’t soon forget. Savers lost 40% or more in the downturn — a collective $2.1 trillion disappeared from 401(k) and IRA assets in 2008 alone — and while the recent stock-market recovery may feel […]

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