THE BCM BLOGS

Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Closer

by Erin McMenemon on April 16, 2019 The Behavioral Investor

Learn from the old lesson in this study—bad investment behavior is very expensive. 

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Low Volatility—Highly Valuable

by Erin McMenemon on March 25, 2019 The Behavioral Investor

If you thought last year was bumpy—you would be exactly right about the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter of last year delivered a dramatic loss of 14% for the S&P 500 Index.

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ENOUGH – How much is too much?

by Erin McMenemon on January 22, 2019 The Behavioral Investor

Investors are soaking in the daily headlines and reading more in the news and on social media about what is happening in the financial markets. I would like to argue that from a behavioral decision-making perspective, this can have some negative consequences…

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Santa’s List: Naughty or Nice?

by Erin McMenemon on December 18, 2018 The Behavioral Investor

As grown ups, you may not have an “Elf on a Shelf”, but we do need to realize that accountability and “good behavior” are the number one driving factors to optimal returns in your investment accounts.

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FOMO to JOMO

by Erin McMenemon on November 13, 2018 The Behavioral Investor

Has anyone ever heard the term “FOMO” or the phrase “I have a serious case of FOMO”? It stands for the “Fear Of Missing Out” and this emotion has become more and more widespread with increased use of social media…

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The Behavioral Investor: Bridging The Gap For Clients

by Erin McMenemon on November 7, 2018 The Behavioral Investor

Behavioral finance is a sub-field of economics that combines traditional economics with the psychology of how humans make financial decisions. The purpose is to identify and understand WHY people make certain financial choices…

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