Free Books!

To celebrate the launch of the newest book, I made all of my self-published books free to download on Amazon this week...enjoy the summer reading!   Best Investment Writing Vol 1  

The Best Investment Writing

If you've been following this blog (and now Twitter and podcast) for long enough, you know I struggle with curation. My frustration with all the investment noise out there prompted us to start The Idea Farm, and we started doing an annual post of the best investment reads of the year.  Fast forward, and well, it's now a book that...

Episode #63: Gary Beasley and Gregor Watson, “We’re Trying to Really Change the Way People Invest in Real Estate”

Episode #63: Gary Beasley and Gregor Watson, “We’re Trying to Really Change the Way People Invest in Real Estate”   Guest: Gary Beasley and Gregor Watson. Gary and Gregor are the CEO & Co-Founder and Chariman & Co-Founder, respectively, of Roofstock. Gary has spent most of his career building businesses in the real estate, hospitality, and tech sectors. Immediately before Roofstock,...

Episode #62: Ron Lieber, “We’re Not Having the Right Kinds of Conversations with Our Kids About (Money)”

Episode #62: “We’re Not Having the Right Kinds of Conversations with Our Kids About (Money)”     Guest: Ron Lieber. Ron is a journalist who writes the “Your Money” column for The New York Times. From 2002 to 2007, he wrote for The Wall Street Journal, including the “Green Thumb” column on money management. From 2007 to 2008, Ron was the managing...

Episode #61: Jack Vogel, “(Factor Timing?) It’s Next to Near Impossible”

Episode #61: “(Factor Timing?) It’s Next to Near Impossible”   Guest: Jack Vogel. Jack conducts research in empirical asset pricing and behavioral finance. He is a co-author of DIY FINANCIAL ADVISOR: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth and QUANTITATIVE MOMENTUM: A Practitioner’s Guide to Building a Momentum-Based Stock Selection System. His academic background includes experience as an instructor...

The Best Way To Add Yield To Your Portfolio

Many investors dream of passive income.  They picture themselves on the beach sipping a pina colada, and enjoying the income of their portfolio rolling in. (But let's be honest, the Hans Gruber yield days are long gone...) What would you do to achieve an extra 1% or 2% a year, and consequently, an extra $10,000 or $20,000 on your portfolio? I know...

War Stories Over Board Games

This is a pleasantly weird series from Institutional Investor magazine   Bill Gross   Mark Carhart   Britt Harris   Peter Lynch   Henry Kravis   Ken Griffin   Mario Gabelli   Howard Marks   Sallie Krawcheck