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“…researchers have found evidence of conscientiousness in insects, reptiles, birds, fish and other critters.”

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‘“Orderly and industrious tendencies appear to have originated in insects and fish, whereas achievement striving and competence may be more closely related to problem-solving, group living, and the complexity of the environment that those animals inhabit,” Delgado said. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 23, 2017 at 10:47 pm

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Peak of Ability “25 is ‘golden age’ for the ability to make random choices”

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May 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

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Brain Ill Health and Retirement Funding and Investing Behaviors

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Based on my study of the research, I propose that normal erosion of brain’s capacities are the greatest contributor to losses in retirement accounts.  If we add-in the diseases processes like mental illnesses, diabetes, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases – we have a physiologically-based crisis threatening the integrity of most societies’ retirement funding “schemes.”   Read the rest of this entry »

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May 23, 2017 at 5:41 pm

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“Algorithmic-driven trading and the quants who use sophisticated statistical models to find attractive trades are taking over the investment world.”

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  • “On many trading floors, quants are gaining respect, clout and money as investment firms scramble to hire mathematicians and scientists. Traditional trading strategies, such as sifting through balance sheets and talking to companies’ customers, are falling down the pecking order.

  • Quantitative hedge funds are now responsible for 27% of all U.S. stock trades by investors, up from 14% in 2013,

  • Why it matters: “The computers are outperforming humans at picking investments. In the past five years, quant-focused hedge funds gained about 5.1% a year on average. The average hedge fund rose 4.3% a year in the same period.”

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May 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

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“…the social dilemma – wherein it is in the collective’s interest to act in one way but individuals may benefit personally if they act in another way.”

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May 19, 2017 at 9:35 pm

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“…transformational individuals – those who decide to step outside of accepted social norms – can bring about large-scale change in their social networks and within the organizations of which they are a part.”

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May 19, 2017 at 8:05 pm

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I represent buyers and sellers of retirement and wealth management practices. here is a blog post describing a bit of what I am seeing in the market – “The Current M&A, Succession Market for Retirement and Wealth Management Firms” https://richandco.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/the-current-ma-succession-market/

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May 19, 2017 at 8:05 pm

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