“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Mark Twain said that, or Abraham Lincoln depending on what corner of the internet you find yourself on any given day. Likewise, there are common themes, topics and subjects that run throughout the Epsilon Theory archive. All of our writing is categorized, tagged and organized to be easily accessible, but beware: your search for truth on one matter may very well lead you down any number of rabbit holes (and we hope that it does).
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In today’s public discourse, symbols — not facts — have become the center of gravity for almost every civic conflict and debate. Rusty reminds us that when we give in to symbolism, allegory and tribalism we abdicate our responsibility as Citizens. Read more »
We’d like to believe that information and analysis can tell us the true value of something but the reality is that investment returns are always and everywhere a behavioral phenomenon. Read more »
Rusty lays out the perils of playing at diversification instead of actually doing it. Read more »
Many investors can – and if they are acting as fiduciaries probably ought to – take more risk. Read more »
How genealogical stories can help us understand asset classes and risk. Read more »
The King is Dead. Long Live the King! Stock picking, our desire to believe and the scientific method. Read more »