Tarbox Q4 2018 “Snackable”

On January 1, 1979 you stumble upon an old, rusty lamp.   An avid lamp collector, you begin to polish it when, much to your surprise, a Genie emerges ...

Tarbox Q3 2018 “Snackable”

More often than not, success in investing comes down to sticking with your strategy, even when your gut tells you to do otherwise.

Tarbox Q2 2018 “Snackable”

Investors are prone to “behaving badly” – making decisions that fly in the face of their own economic self-interest. Numerous studies highlight the behavior gap, where investors continually ...

Tarbox Outside the Box: Bitcoin

Bitcoin began as an idea published on a platform aimed at the coding community, and has evolved into a widely accepted form of cryptocurrency. Throughout its volatile history, a few have made ...

Starbucks Latte Index

At Tarbox Family Office, we love indices. A financial index is the value of a "basket" of stocks that tracks large, small or international companies, to name a few. Index investing, in essence, ...

Concentration – Good for Golfers, Not for Portfolios!

“I’m about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That’s the distance my left ear is from my right.”  – Ben Crenshaw We admire those visionaries who seize a ...

Guess what? Discipline pays off

A cornerstone of Tarbox’s investment philosophy is to design a strategy based on the fact that nobody knows which stock, fund, asset class or market is going to perform the best over any ...

It’s Not What You Make

Ms. Green and Mr. Orange are comparing their investment portfolios.  Both started 20 years ago with $1 million in savings, let their assets grow for 10 years, then withdrew $150,000 (plus ...

Just for Fun: Red Lipstick, Men’s Underwear, and Short Hemlines? What Do They Have in Common?

In the overall scheme of things, a dip in the sale of men’s underwear wouldn’t seem like something that Alan Greenspan would focus on.  As a matter of fact, the former US Federal Reserve chairman ...
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