On Your Best Behavior

A 5 Point Investment Pre-Mortem

December 10, 2018 | Runtime:

A good investor will do a post-mortem after the fact. A great investor will do a pre-mortem before buying a single share. Dr. Daniel Crosby explains how on this, the final episode of On Your Best Behavior season one!

Good companies aren’t always good investments

December 5, 2018 | Runtime:

The magic of powered flight is extraordinary; zipping through the air in a metal tube at 500 mph seems impossible if you think about it. However, this magic stops when it comes to investing in air travel. Dr. Daniel Crosby breaks it down here.

The six signs of an economic bubble

November 27, 2018 | Runtime:

Dr. Daniel Crosby dives into some pure investment advice regarding warning signs that a true economic bubble is on the horizon.

Timing the market vs. Time in the market

November 19, 2018 | Runtime:

Investors often try to buy low and sell high, timing the ups and downs of the market just right. Dr. Daniel Crosby says that's impossible, and here's his advice instead.

You Can Be Right and Still Be a Moron

October 19, 2018 | Runtime:

The 'right' result can come from the 'wrong' decision. Such happenings increase the risk an investor will take on the next go-around. Dr. Daniel Crosby breaks it down here, On Your Best Behavior.

Are Stocks Riskier Than Bonds?

October 19, 2018 | Runtime:

Buying one stock can be dangerous. Dr. Daniel Crosby explains why buying many different stocks will beat bonds any day.

What is Risk?

October 12, 2018 | Runtime:

Besides a raucous board game? Risk within investing is NOT volatility. Dr. Daniel Crosby lays it out here, in On Your Best Behavior.

Psst! We have a secret about passive investing!

October 5, 2018 | Runtime:

Listen close as Dr. Daniel Crosby has a little secret to tell: passive investing isn't passive at all! He'll explain it all here, On Your Best Behavior.

The Most Timeless Phrase In Investing

September 29, 2018 | Runtime:

And no it's not, "Greed is good!" Dr. Daniel Crosby tell us why weathering the storm and staying the course is the right play to make, since after all, "This Too Shall Pass."

Fight Your Own War

September 22, 2018 | Runtime:

Social mimicry is a key way in which we all learn how to thrive amongst each other. When it's time to invest, social mimicry should be avoided at all costs and Dr. Daniel Crosby tells us why.

You Are Not Special

September 14, 2018 | Runtime:

Taking too much credit for your accomplishments, and expecting them to continue forever, is a damaging behavior for investors. Dr. Daniel Crosby is back to fill you on a dirty little secret: you are not special.

The Danger of Stories

September 6, 2018 | Runtime:

Like a sequined glove worn by Michael Jackson becomes a collector's treasure, a stock with a story can easily become the next shiny thing. Dr. Daniel Crosby breaks down why stocks and stories don't mix.

Forecasts are for meteorologists

August 31, 2018 | Runtime:

We fall prey to a host of cognitive distortions that lead us to miscalibrated what brings us joy and sadness. These distortions make forecasting the actions of a dynamic human system like the stock market just about impossible. Daniel Crosby explains.

Do your clients REALLY need a financial adviser?

August 27, 2018 | Runtime:

Lo and behold, the data backs up what seems intuitive: the use of a financial adviser can dramatically improve the financial well-being of a household. Dr. Daniel Crosby breaks it all down here, in episode 27 of On Your Best Behavior.

Bear Markets are Normal!

August 10, 2018 | Runtime:

Historically, bear markets occur every three and a half years. Dr. Daniel Crosby breaks down how these downturns present buying opportunities and shouldn't be feared; unlike their large ornery namesake, should you chance upon one in the woods.

The Ten Best Ways to Ruin Your Financial Future

August 10, 2018 | Runtime:

Dr. Daniel Crosby has a deal for you! If you give him three minutes of your time, he'll give you ten mistakes to avoid with your investments.

Your Behavior is the Best Predictor of Your Wealth

July 19, 2018 | Runtime:

The biblical story of Naaman and what his conduct has to do with your wealth. Dr. Daniel Crosby breaks down how your actions have a much larger effect on your portfolio than outside influences.

Smart investors should follow Buffett not Kirk Gibson

July 19, 2018 | Runtime:

Just as we laud improbable athletic achievements without adequately accounting for risk, we do likewise with large and singular financial events. Daniel Crosby dons a mullet and a baseball helmet to explain.

3 Steps for a Volatile Stock Market

July 17, 2018 | Runtime:

With bad news everywhere and situated at the end of a long bull market it’s not hard to see why investors are rattled. But at times like this, it is time to take a deep breath and rely on rules instead of emotions. Daniel Crosby has the answers.

The Money Illusion, Inflation, and Your Wealth

July 10, 2018 | Runtime:

Like a frog in boiling water, you know when there is a BIG problem with your finances. But also like a frog in water that is slowly brought to a boil, you may not recognize the danger of insipid losses of your wealth's value due to inflation.

How do you avoid contracting “media transmitted irrationality?” Practice ‘safe watching’ of financial news

May 10, 2018 | Runtime:

Watching the daily financial news media can seem harmless, but Dr. Daniel Crosby will guide you through the pitfalls of keeping too close a tab on the financial markets on this, Episode 18 of On Your Best Behavior.

Sorry folks, we need to talk about money

May 10, 2018 | Runtime:

In an era where sex is discussed freely on the nightly news, we still don’t know how to talk to one another about money. According to one study, speaking to children about money is among parents’ lowest priorities. Its time to start the conversation.

5 Answers for the scared voices in your head

May 10, 2018 | Runtime:

We all talk to ourselves; sometimes it's a pep talk, sometimes it's a horror movie. Dr. Daniel Crosby has 5 answers to help turn your inner monologue from "Nightmare on Wall Street" to "Miracle on Main Street."

The Benefits of Diversification

May 10, 2018 | Runtime:

Diversification is an idea as old as the bible and it continues to be a pillar of sound investing strategy. Dr. Daniel Crosby breaks down why it makes sense not just from a financial perspective, but an emotional one.

The 10 Laws of Wealth

April 24, 2018 | Runtime:

Not a '10 Best' or '10 tips to get rich quick' click bait list here, but rather Dr. Daniel Crosby explains 10 truisms that can guide your path to wealth.

The Illusion of Control

April 23, 2018 | Runtime:

Like the Supreme Court definition of pornography, 'you know it when you see it,' stress is easily felt and hard to pin down. Dr. Daniel Crosby walks us through how stress plays a huge role in the way you invest on Ep. 14 of On Your Best Behavior.

Bad news: There is never a good time to invest

April 23, 2018 | Runtime:

As humans, we are programmed to choose safety, even at the expense of joy, in an environment where safety abounds and joy is hard to find. What does this mean for your investing? Daniel Crosby explains in the latest episode of On Your Best Behavior.

5 things you should never do in the stock market

April 23, 2018 | Runtime:

Despite the enormous wealth creating power of the market, looking at it too closely can be terrifying. In the latest episode of "On Your Best Behavior," Daniel Crosby looks at the immortal words of Jack Bogle: “Don’t do something, just stand there!”

Daniel Crosby: Confirmation bias and the need for cognitive diversity

April 6, 2018 | Runtime:

Daniel Crosby breaks out his crystal ball for the latest episode of On Your Best Behavior. You see, we have some bad news: When running money, keep your friends far from you and your enemies close.

Daniel Crosby: Why early investing success can lead to failure

April 5, 2018 | Runtime:

Overconfidence is one of the most harmful behavioral traits an investor can exhibit. Dr. Daniel Crosby takes us inside the mind of your clients in episode nine of "On Your Best Behavior."

Daniel Crosby: A lot of what you believe is wrong

March 26, 2018 | Runtime:

Belief is an emotional construct. In simple terms, we rationally evaluate things that do not intersect with our worldview and emotionally evaluate those that do. Dr. Daniel Crosby dissects this contradiction.

Daniel Crosby: Emotion and Investing

March 26, 2018 | Runtime:

Your mood affects more than just how you feel. It colors the way your remember certain things, how you shop at the grocery store, and even how you invest. Dr. Daniel Crosby explains why this is so, and why it matters.

Daniel Crosby: How do I become a truth scientist?

March 26, 2018 | Runtime:

Daniel Crosby: How do I become a truth scientist?

Daniel Crosby: How choosing makes you stupid

March 15, 2018 | Runtime:

Our brains, left to their own devices, make life easy, not good. And while this doesn’t make life fulfilling, it does make some sense. Daniel Crosby breaks out some paintings to explain in the fifth episode of "On Your Best Behavior."

Daniel Crosby: Why your clients are worried about all the wrong things

March 13, 2018 | Runtime:

Daniel Crosby: Why your clients are worried about all the wrong things

Daniel Crosby: How action bias is hurting your clients

March 9, 2018 | Runtime:

Imagine a world where you could gain more by doing less. Daniel Crosby is ready to play goalie to prove a point in the third episode of “On Your Best Behavior."

Behavioral Finance Conundrum: The future is more certain than the present

March 2, 2018 | Runtime:

In our quotidian existence, the present is far more knowable than the distant future. What complicates investing is that the exact reverse is true. Can Dr. Daniel Crosby make this all make sense? Check out Episode 2 of On Your Best Behavior.

Daniel Crosby: Behavioral Finance 101

February 20, 2018 | Runtime:

What do monkeys in tuxedos and Alice in Wonderland have to do with Behavioral Finance? The answer: everything. Behavioral Finance Expert Daniel Crosby wants you to be “On Your Best Behavior.”

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