Category Archives for "Critical Thinking Skills"

The Sucker at the Craps Table

The sucker at the craps table was me – and I loved every minute of it. I remember the very first time I went to Las Vegas. I was in my late 20s, and I had just wrapped up a business trip to L.A. I planned to spend three days in Vegas, and I believed […]

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A Proven Way to Avoid Bear Markets – part 4

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A Recession Forecast Overlay That Boosts Returns by Cutting Risk Getting up to speed This is the fourth part of a series about how important it is for an investor to at least consider taking steps to avoid the great harm that bear markets can cause. If you missed any of the previous parts in […]

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The Greater Fool Market: part 2

We are in the early stages of the Greater Fool phase of the market. It’s too soon to bail out. “Winter time is coming, the windows are filled with frost. I tried to tell everybody, but I could not get across. I want to be your lover, baby, I don’t want to be your boss. […]

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Making Investment Decisions: Are You Kirk or Spock?

When it comes to making investment decisions, our natural decision-making style carries enormous weight. We are, after all, talking about our life savings. The stakes are high – right up there with decisions we make about our health, our children’s welfare, and our careers. If you are in your 20’s or 30’s, you may think […]

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Characteristics of Highly Accomplished Investors, Part 2

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In this installment of Characteristics of Highly Accomplished Investors, I drill down into the details to give you a practical sense of what it takes to become a Master Investor. The List of Characteristics In part 1 of this series I listed 11 characteristics or traits that are shared by highly accomplished investors. A quick review […]

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Critical Thinking Skill #4 – Emotional Intelligence

What Mike Tyson can teach us about Emotional Intelligence When I talk about emotional intelligence with clients, they often think of it as having emotional control over their investing behavior. This is true, but it’s just one aspect of this critical thinking skill. Emotional intelligence is a broader concept. I’ll try to explain it with […]

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