The Art of Boring™ was created for curious and passionate investors. We share strategies, frameworks, and insights to help readers and listeners make better investment decisions. Our aim? To provide some bottom-up, long-term investing signal to cut through the short-term noise.

  • The trouble with bond indices

    Japan’s crash in 1989 and its subsequent economic woes have provided policymakers and investors with many cautionary tales, but one in particular is usually overlooked.

    October 27, 2015

  • Wisdom from the wolves of Yellowstone

    The destruction and then reintroduction of the wolves in Yellowstone serves as an important cautionary tale about our limited understanding of complex, adaptive systems.

    October 15, 2015

  • The perfect bid

    Like most people, Terry and Linda had seen The Price Is Right. But their approach was not going to be luck; it was going to be skill.

    October 6, 2015

  • China’s control issues

    If recent events in China teach us anything, it is that there is a difference between control and resilience. Historically, when governments try this hard to control markets, the control they seek has already been lost.

    September 9, 2015

  • Don’t fix a ship in a hurricane

    The middle of a hurricane is not the time to fix your ship. Rather, the best time to fortify your ship is long before you let it sail from harbour.

    August 27, 2015

  • Running with pebbles

    Low-cost lessons are gifts from the gods of probability. Given that many lessons in life are learned through pain, low-cost lessons are opportunities to grow without enduring significant hardship.

    August 13, 2015

  • The expert problem

    A better understanding of how and when to utilize experts helps prevent wasting time and money. 

    August 5, 2015

  • Chinese reform: One step forward, two steps back

    Chinese reform is a big deal. Despite being the second largest economy in the world and experiencing decades of impressive growth, China suffers from structural challenges that hamper its future potential.

    July 30, 2015