There Has Never Been a Better Time to be an Individual Investor, But…

Tadas Viskanta
March 9, 2019 from 9:45 am to 12:45 pm

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be an individual investor. The depth of information and data, falling costs and commissions, the growing breadth of investment strategies, and the ability to easily communicate with investors around the world are unprecedented in history. You could argue that individual investors today have a better opportunity set than institutional investors, compared to a decade ago. What hasn’t changed is human nature. We humans are in many ways not well engineered to handle the uncertainty of investing. The challenge, today as always, isn’t finding a viable investment strategy. It’s to find a strategy and stay the course.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

gary antonacci aaii meetingTadas Viskanta is the Director of Investor Education at Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. He is also the editor, since 2005, of the popular investment blog Abnormal Returns (abnormalreturns.com). His blog and Twitter feed (@abnormalreturns) have been listed numerous times as being among the best in finance. Tadas is also the author of the 2012 book “Abnormal Returns: Winning Strategies from the Frontlines of the Investment Blogosphere”, and the co-author of the monograph “Country Risk in Global Financial Management”, in addition to a number of research papers in publications including the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Portfolio Management. Tadas has been an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Butler University and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Attend this seminar to learn:

  • The opportunity set for the individual investor is richer today than it has ever been
  • Unfortunately, the human brain is not structured to thrive in the age of the modern markets
  • The challenge for the individual investor isn’t in finding a workable investment strategy; the challenge is finding one and stay the course
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