Six Ways to Tell the Difference Between Real and Pretend Investors

The Magic of Incremental Change

Podcast Episode – Dr. Daniel Crosby

Bank It

Laura Vanderkam – The Boss of Time Management

Author: Abby Crimmins

Who Outperforms?

Still stuck trying to outguess the market? Deciding what to buy, when to get in, and when to get out can get expensive quickly. It’s also a losing game for the regular investor. But, what about the pros? Are they consistently outperforming?  

Every year, Dimensional compares the long-term performance of US-based mutual funds. This 2-min video breaks down the results. It turns out fewer professional fund managers outperform their benchmark than would be expected through luck alone. The takeaway: Being a better market guru than the gal next to you is not a way to reliably, repeatably win. 

Podcast Episode – Boring is Not Bad


A year out from the fear and uncertainty that caused the rapid pandemic-driven market crash of 2020, the financial media is back at it again with what they do best: spinning stories about the latest must-have investments. In this episode, Matt Hall explains why the boring route is the satisfying road to successful investing. Listen on Apple or click below.

Performance data discussed represents hypothetical past performance. This data is intended for educational purposes only and does not show the historical or expected results of any specific investor or Hill client. Data discussed is in US dollars. Indices are not available for direct investment and performance does not reflect expenses of an actual portfolio. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance discussed. The Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an Investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.


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