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Better retirement planning and investing – with Mike Egan

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Mike Egan has heard numerous investment myths bandied about for decades.mike egan

In his new book, Your Stronger Financial Future: The Essential 8 Strategies for Making Profitable Investments sets out to correct those misunderstandings.

In our interview, Egan addresses:

  • social security and how it should fit into a retirement plan
  • how unprepared most of us are for retirement
  • the role of financial professionals in the investing process
  • why debt makes success harder

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  • Finovate and the future of financial startups

    Posted on September 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm UTC

    I wasn’t at Finovate so I can’t be accused of drinking the Kool Aid.

    But it seems to me that startups targeting the financial industry are not only interesting again, but downright exciting.

    As the winners were announced, I couldn’t help but think that the long-anticipated changes people in the industry (and out) have been waiting for are a lot closer to being reality.

    Ultimately, this is about the future of investing, startups, and the $11,000,000,000,000 question.

    Couple of themes are emerging from the winner’s circle…
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  • The Path: From Novice Investor to Master – with Adrienne Toghraie

    Posted on September 21, 2011 at 11:45 am UTC

    Join Adrienne Toghraie, master trading coach, and me on Tradestreaming to discuss the psychology of trading as she shares practical, actionable tips to better investor performance.

    In this special edition of Tradestreaming, we discuss:

    • finding and staying in your zone
    • 4 steps for bettering use of trading time
    • how to discover your ideal strategy
    • 10 rules to be more professional in your practice
    • how to learn and make mistakes well
    • much more!

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  • Sharpening investor intuition

    Posted on September 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm UTC

    As we learn more about behavioral economics and neural finance, we’re beginning to understand more and more about human decision making and the investment process.

    In an interview a few weeks ago with Jason Apollo Voss, I explored intuition’s role in his success as a portfolio manager.

    1. moving beyond just facts: investing is hard because facts are only true in the present and past — they don’t tell you what the future has in store for markets or stocks.  Investors are looking beyond “what we currently know “and moving into “getting what we want to know”.  Enter intuition.
    2. tapping investor intuition: Voss believes mental pollution clouds our judgment and coaches investors to remove the clutter.  In his framework, it’s not behavioral finance’s obsession with why we make poor emotional decisions.  Rather, it’s looking at the left brain and how that obstructs good decision making.

    Voss uses a meditative process to fully tap the power of his cognitive and creative capabilities.

    What are you using to move beyond your limitations?


  • Get your first job on Wall Street – with Scott Hoover

    Posted on September 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm UTC

    Scott Hoover has prepared thousands of undergraduates for their first jobs on Wall Street.written by Scott Hoover

    Associate Professor at Washington and Lee College, Scott is the author of a new book, How to Get a Job on Wall Street: Proven Ways to Find a High-Paying, High-Power Job.

    In this episode of Tradestreaming Radio, we discuss:

    • what financial firms are looking from job applicants
    • how to slay your interviews
    • why job seekers need to say on top of current economic events
    • why Washington and Lee has been so successful placing graduates in Wall Street and how you can mimic the college’s success
    • more reading to stay on top of your job search game

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  • Tradestreaming Panorama (week ending September 18, 2011)

    Posted on September 19, 2011 at 1:50 pm UTC

    Every week, I send out an exclusive email (free) to my subscribers summarizing the events of the past week.  It’s everything about the intersection of technology, social media and investing.

    Sign up in the sidebar, at the end of this post, or by going here.

    Bogle’s Blunders, intellectual honesty and historical perspective (Dorsey Wright):
    To the guys at technical analysis shop, Bogle appears as a rigid idealist and someone unwilling to admit that his ideas might have seen their time.  Apparently, Bogle believes investors only misuse ETFs and not index funds.

    Should investors overweight companies with overweight CEOs? (Time):
    Turns out fat CEOs equal fat profits according to a study in Psychological Today. There seems to be correlation between the width of CEO faces and financial performance. It’s like going long blockheads — but hey, the study posits all types of reasons for this (aggressiveness, imposing people don’t get as much pushback, etc.)

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