paul merriman podcasts
The Hulbert Financial Digest last week announced it was shutting down after 36 years. Losing the only meaningful tracking of investment newsletters is sad indeed. In many ways Mark Hulbert’s Digest was like having the S.E.C. overseeing the mutual fund industry. Mark couldn’t find the bad apples, but he could alert readers to the newsletter’s real returns, as opposed to results that had nothing whatsoever to do with reality. Paul discusses the four big lessons Mark learned and what they could mean to how you construct your portfolio.
Everyone in the financial community knows that emotion-based decisions almost always hurt investors in the long run. This podcast of Chapter 7 from Paul’s book, Financial Fitness Forever, discusses 5 ways an investor can eliminate most of the dangerous outcomes of emotional decisions. It is read by Rich Buck, co-author of Financial Fitness Forever and Live it Up Without Outliving Your Money!
Rich and Paul have worked together on books and articles for over 20 years. Rich was a Seattle Times business reporter for 20 years, capping a 30-year journalism career that included eight years as a writer and editor for the Associated Press. He began working with Paul as senior editor of Merriman Inc. in 1993 and retired in the fall of 2011. He has kindly continued to donate his time and expertise to The Merriman Financial Education Foundation and as co-author our three “How To Invest” series books (available as free eBooks at paulmerriman.com) and weekly MarketWatch articles. This podcast completes the audio versions of five chapters from Financial Fitness Forever. They can be found, along with all podcasts, here.
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