Muscular Investing

April 2019

Muscular Investing

Broad-Based Investment Pools Arise for Affordable Housing

by Brian Livingston

The slow rate of housing development in many cities is causing a crisis of affordability. Solving the problem can be profitable... Read More 

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New Opportunity Zone Regulations Make Real Estate More Profitable

by Brian Livingston

For those who want to deal with physical property, the profit potential of real estate is clear. Now it can be an even better investment. • Congress authorized special ‘Opportunity Zones’ in 2017, but the necessary federal regulations weren’t released until just last week... Read More 

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A Revolutionary New Way to Invest in Real Estate

by Brian Livingston

Index funds have made real-estate investment trusts (REITs) accessible to investors for years. Now there’s something new in physical real estate... Read More 

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Avoid Behavioral Biases and Make More Profits

by Brian Livingston

Our built-in behaviors, which are unconscious, make us choose investments that will lag. The key is to do what we can to defeat these tendencies... Read More 

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The Best Strategy Becomes the Worst, and the Worst the Best

by Brian Livingston

Investing strategies have short-term momentum (the past 3 to 12 months predict the next month) but long-term reversion (the past 3 years deceive you). • Institutions that hire outside money managers routinely fire any analyst who underperforms a benchmark for 3 years... Read More 

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Ignore the Last 3 Years; They'll Just Deceive You

by Brian Livingston

It isn’t only individuals who exhibit ‘short-termism.’ Highly capitalized institutions suffer from the same bias. Don’t let it harm YOUR performance. • As humans, we share a strange compulsion about the last few years of price action... Read More 

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Buying a New Fund? Don't Even THINK About It.

by Brian Livingston

Perhaps you’re tired of the fact that one fund you hold is underperforming the market. Should you switch now or forever hold your piece of the pie? • Don’t make a move till you’ve read this article... Read More 

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What's Normal About the Stock Market? Not Much.

by Brian Livingston

One of the most powerful predictive forces in the natural world is the bell curve or ‘normal distribution... Read More