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May 8, 2019

I recently had an experience that most millennials should relate to. My mom, sitting across from me at the kitchen table, asked the generation-defining question, “What are memes?”

As a meme aficionado myself, I thought I could come up with a concise response. However, m...

April 29, 2019

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”

― G.K. Chesterton

I am naturally a cantankerous person. I am trying not to be, but like so many attempts at self-improvement, results are hard-won and frequently ephemeral. In college, I had a particu...

June 20, 2018

How’s this for a sentence sure to grab Wall Street clicks and eyeballs:

“Professional poker players are experts at extracting signal from noise across many channels, and at integrating information from those channels both to exploit their opponents and protect themselve...

June 10, 2018

“You’ll never be ‘ready’ to get your financial house in order .... The best way to save and invest is to start now and build up your tolerance incrementally. If you start saving small amounts you realize after a couple of months that you don’t really miss that money.”...

June 6, 2018

“If the company comes up short, fawning investors who continue to act like fans of their celebrity CEO, even when he needs some tough love from them, deserve whatever fate they may get.” - Therese Poletti

I wanted nothing to do with finance before I read Josh Brown’s bo...

January 19, 2018

I believe the greatest thing I’ve learned from playing poker is the ability to be motivated by process rather than results. Even assuming that as an experienced, informed, and intelligent player you have an edge against the field, you are going to lose 40% of the time....

January 13, 2018

In my first week as an intern for Ritholtz Wealth Management I asked Michael Batnick, director of research, for a book that I should read. He handed me a copy of Jason Zweig’s Your Money and Your Brain and as I read it I felt the messages within resonating with me. One...

December 28, 2017

When do you throw the rules out the window? As you may know last summer I took a crash course in Investment Theory and Practice at RWM University. Spend enough time with the learned texts of Ritholtz, Brown, Batnick, Carlson and Isola and eventually a grand narrative o...

September 5, 2017

One of the coolest aspects of my summer working for Ritholtz Wealth Management was being able to ask smart people dumb questions One of those, which I directed to Michael Batnick, was: “Is there an emotional bias where winning seems more likely if you have recently bee...

August 28, 2017

One of the most frequent answers you would get if you were to ask my peers at university what they wanted to do with their lives would be “Make the world a better place.” My response, if you asked me that same question four months ago, would have been something along t...

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