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Our belief is that investing is rich in lessons that can be applied to life, and life is rich in lessons that can be applied to investing. Our Art of Boring Blog considers both. We will share tools, strategies and ideas that will enable you to make better decisions – investment or otherwise.

 

 

 

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Apr 28, 2015

The Boy Who Cried Greece

Why can’t we resist the drama? What Greek-haustion reveals about you and the market.

Apr 23, 2015

(Not) Boring Links – April 2015

Our team occasionally uncovers signal in the daily parsing of noise. Since such information can be easily passed over, we thought we’d make it a habit to share some links that we’ve liked recently.

Apr 21, 2015

Rockin’ and Rollin’ in China

The Chinese stock market has been very hot as of late. Many Chinese indices are up dramatically over the last twelve months. For example, the China Shenzhen SE Index is up 117%, making China by far the best performing market of the year. While this may come as a surprise considering their slowing economy and problems with overcapacity, Chinese stocks are clearly rockin’ and rollin’.

Apr 09, 2015

Fear of Freezing

After being away from home over a weekend of deep freeze temperatures, I came back to a broken furnace and a very cold house. It did not take long to see the effects; surfaces frosted, icicles forming and pipes out of commission. Not knowing much about home maintenance, I panicked.  Horror scenarios of busted pipes, mold forming behind walls, water damage and worse—the complete unknown—were forefront on my mind. How could I possibly deal with everything? How does someone find a furnace technician at 10:30 pm on a Sunday?

Apr 07, 2015

Unlocking India’s Potential

I stepped out of the airplane to an immediate assault on the senses. As the jet’s engines wound down a steady racket of car horns arose from the chaos of Jaipur’s streets. It smelled like a dirty garage on a stuffy summer day—a mixture of oil, dirt and car exhaust, combined with a whiff of the chemical scent of air freshener. The car ride to our hotel took us past shanties with people cooking dinner over open fires, wedding celebrations complete with music and dancing not more than 10 feet from the highway, stray dogs scrounging through garbage, hundreds of small shops offering everything from cement to smartphones, and, at the midpoint, a man on an elephant going about his evening’s business.

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