Podcasts (106)

Our podcasts explain the investing strategies of IFA.com and Mark Hebner's book, Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors, with Foreword by Nobel Laureate Harry Markowitz

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    Why We Struggle to Think Long-Term

    Why We Struggle to Think Long-Term | 11/8/2019

    Investing is something that human beings find far more difficult than we should. Why? It's simply down to the way we are. One example is our tendency to rely quite heavily on intuition.

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    Transparency is Crucial

    Transparency is Crucial | 10/23/2019

    One of the problems people face when choosing a fund to invest in is a lack of transparency.

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    Understand Uncertainty: Part 2

    Understand Uncertainty: Part 2 | 10/27/2019

    In Part Two of our Understand Uncertainty series, Mark illustrates the random walk of market returns using the Hebner Model and the Galton Board.

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    2019 Q3 Market Review

    2019 Q3 Market Review | 10/11/2019

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the third quarter of 2019 & demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner.

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    Prices are Fair

    Prices are Fair | 10/3/2019

    Are great companies necessarily great investments? Dimensional Vice President, Weston Wellington describes the market's innate ability to fairly price companies, and how the wisdom of the crowds repeatedly trumps speculation.

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    The Matrix Book: Brought to You by Dimensional

    The Matrix Book: Brought to You by Dimensional | 10/3/2019

    Mark Hebner sits down with Dimensional's V.P. Weston Wellington to discuss the renowned Matrix books that Dimensional has published since 1982.

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    The Psychology of Investor Behavior: Part Two

    The Psychology of Investor Behavior: Part Two | 9/25/2019

    IFA.tv is proud to welcome back Scott Bosworth, Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors. Scott presents Part Two of The Psychology of Investor Behavior.

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    The Psychology of Investor Behavior: Part One

    The Psychology of Investor Behavior: Part One | 9/25/2019

    IFA.tv is proud to welcome Scott Bosworth, Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors. Scott presents Part One of The Psychology of Investor Behavior.

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    Updated IFA Client Study

    Updated IFA Client Study | 9/18/2019

    Here at IFA, we take our fiduciary duty seriously. So, we decided to look at our own clients' portfolios and how much they benefited from our advice.

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    The Fund Industry is Finally Shrinking

    The Fund Industry is Finally Shrinking | 9/5/2019

    It is usually seen as a good thing for consumers when there's more choice on offer. The global asset management industry has mushroomed in size since the 1960's. But generally that hasn't resulted in better products or lower costs for investors.

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    Tax Loss Harvesting

    Tax Loss Harvesting | 8/27/2019

    Index Fund Advisors would like to remind you of our valuable service of Tax Loss Harvesting.

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    Introducing IFA Taxes

    Introducing IFA Taxes | 8/14/2019

    IFA taxes was created to assist clients in need of tax planning, accounting and tax return preparation expertise.

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    Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

    The Financial Crisis of 2007/08 is still deeply ingrained in many people's minds. | 8/7/2019

    The Financial Crisis of 2007/08 is still deeply ingrained in many people's minds. But is the financial system any more stable today?

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    Understand Uncertainty

    Mark Hebner starts a new series of videos about understanding uncertainty. | 7/30/2019

    Mark Hebner starts a new series of videos about understanding uncertainty. The focus of the series will be the uncertainty of market returns.

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    2019 Q2 Market Review

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the second quarter of 2019 and demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner. | 7/25/2019

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the second quarter of 2019 and demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner.

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    Playing It Too Safe with Your Investments?

    Where do you think the best options for long-term investments reside? Gold? Silver? Paintings? Maybe postage stamps? Gallup Inc. recently asked 1,012 Americans this very question. | 7/17/2019

    Where do you think the best options for long-term investments reside? Gold? Silver? Paintings? Maybe postage stamps? Gallup Inc. recently asked 1,012 Americans this very question.

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    Trusting an Advisor

    Just as you need to trust your doctor, you also need to trust your financial advisor. Trusting your advisor will give you much more peace of mind. | 7/11/2019

    Just as you need to trust your doctor, you also need to trust your financial advisor. Trusting your advisor will give you much more peace of mind.

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    Fear, Greed and Your Brain

    Jason Zweig, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, offered his opinion on how humans are not hardwired to be good investors. | 7/3/2019

    Jason Zweig, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, offered his opinion on how humans are not hardwired to be good investors. In his book Your Money & Your Brain, Mr. Zweig dissects the human brain to discuss how humans are motivated to make decisions.

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    Advisor Risk

    When it comes to investing, we can identify many risks investors assume, either knowingly or not. | 6/28/2019

    When it comes to investing, we can identify many risks investors assume, either knowingly or not. At Index Fund Advisors, we see it as our core mission to get investors to take the risks that are worth taking (e.g. market, size, value, term and default).

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    Preparing for Retirement Isn't All About Money

    Moving from full-time employment to retirement is a huge transition. You need to start thinking about it long before you plan to retire. | 6/21/2019

    Moving from full-time employment to retirement is a huge transition. You need to start thinking about it long before you plan to retire.

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    eMoney and IFA Financial Planning

    IFA's partnership with e-Money is an important part of our client's overall investment experience. | 6/13/2019

    IFA's partnership with e-Money is an important part of our client's overall investment experience.

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    The Number One Lesson From Market History - Show 315

    It's often assumed that to be a successful investor you need to be an expert in economics. In fact, far more useful is a knowledge of history, particularly the history of the financial markets. | 6/7/2019

    It's often assumed that to be a successful investor you need to be an expert in economics. In fact, far more useful is a knowledge of history, particularly the history of the financial markets.

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    The Wisdom of Charlie Munger - Show 313

    The Wisdom of Charlie Munger | 5/21/2019

    Warren Buffett has long been a big proponent of index funds. But so has his long-time sidekick Charlie Munger. Recently, Mr. Munger gave a two-hour address at the Daily Journal Annual Meeting.

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    Admired vs. Spurned - Show 312

    Admired vs. Spurned | 5/7/2019

    Contrary to popular belief, great companies don't make great investments. In fact, distressed companies have earned higher returns than those of companies with considerable goodwill at the time of purchase.

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    Can Investors Learn from the Yale Model - Show 311

    Can Investors Learn from the Yale Model | 4/25/2019

    Over the years much has been written about the endowments of prestigious US universities. One endowment in particular, the Yale endowment run by David Swensen, has been hailed as a big success.

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    2019 Q1 Market Review - Show 310

    2019 Q1 Market Review | 4/16/2019

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the first quarter of 2019 and demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner.

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    Data on Active Fund Performance You Can't Ignore - Show 309

    Data on Active Fund Performance You Can't Ignore | 4/11/2019

    The best known, on-going research into the performance of actively managed funds is conducted by S&P Dow Jones Indices. Every six months it brings out what it calls a SPIVA scorecard for funds in different parts of the world.

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    IFA Client Study: Follow Our Advice - Show 308

    IFA Client Study: Follow Our Advice | 4/4/2019

    Here at Index Fund Advisors, we believe there is great value in following our advice. This confidence is backed by our own clients’ past results.

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    IFA.tv - 2018 Q4 Market Review - Show 300

    2018 Q4 Market Review | 1/23/2019

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the fourth quarter of 2018 and demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner.

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    IFA.tv - Remembering John Bogle - Show 299

    Remembering John Bogle | 1/17/2019

    Vanguard founder and indexing pioneer John Bogle passed away yesterday. We wanted to take the time to look back at his impact on the investment world.

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    IFA.tv - Pay Attention to the Future - Show 296

    Pay Attention to the Future | 12/26/2018

    Experts in human behavior have observed a number of biases that people are prone to. But specifically regarding investing, which is the most damaging bias of all?

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    Investing: The Evidence - Full Documentary

    Investing: The Evidence - Full Documentary | 12/18/2018

    People leaving work today will typically spend 20 years or more in retirement. That's a very long time to last without a regular salary. Watch the full documentary of Investing: The Evidence.

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    IFA.tv - Investing: The Evidence - Part Three - Show 295

    Investing: The Evidence - Part Three - Show 295 | 11/28/2018

    Sometimes referred to as smart, strategic, or alternative beater; factor investing is based on the multi-factor model developed by two American academics: Eugene Fama and Kenneth French.

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    IFA.tv - 2018 Q3 Market Review - Show 289

    2018 Q3 Market Review | 10/15/2018

    Mark Hebner summarizes the market's performance during the third quarter of 2018 & demonstrates the difficulty in picking the next asset class winner.