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Monthly Thoughts from the Auour Investment Team

The Gambling Habits of the Capuchin Monkey

Behavioral economics is a well researched field of study and one we find important as it pertains to acting as a fiduciary and a steward of capital.  In this newsletter, we reflect on recent research into this topic and attempt to blend it with recent market actions hitting the globe as we speak.   Monkey...
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A Momentous Mistake?

Determining the characteristics of superior investing is not a new idea. We hazard a guess that since the first dollar went into the public markets, individuals have spent considerable effort determining short cuts and tricks to identify the items that drive outperformance. Within the modern investment world, both academic and industry attention has been focused...
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Confidence Without Conviction

“Equity investing is about what could happen, not what has” – Michael Goldstein We have highlighted on many occasions the three facets of investing that most impact performance: market participation, asset allocation, and cost.  We can further segment costs into three areas: Direct costs of management fees and investment vehicle fees that we attempt to...
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Old Habits Die Hard

“A person saving for retirement who chooses low-cost investments could have a standard of living throughout retirement more than 20% higher than that of a comparable investor in high-cost investments.”   – William Sharpe Mutual funds that rely on stock-based investing where once a great idea. However, this investment vehicle’s time has come and gone. Their...
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Monsters and Shadows

“And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.”   – Where the Wild Things Are Inflation, and our fear of it, is a highly debated topic these days.  It is worthy of attention given the role it plays in our economy....
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Frog Stew

“The boiling frog story is a wide spread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to...
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