After earning his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Geoff worked for NASA for 3 years, leaving to become a quantitative analyst developing trading and portfolio management solutions for Aquila Energy. Leaving Aquila in 2000, Geoff became a consultant focusing on quantitative methods in portfolio management. Geoff founded Quantext in March 2002. Geoff has published commentary and analysis in a range of publications, including Advisor Perspectives, Financial-Planning.com, and Horsesmouth.com. Quantext is a strategic adviser to FOLIOfn, Inc. Neither Quantext nor Geoff Considine is an investment advisor.
Robo Advisor Performance: Beware Hypothetical Returns
Folio Investing, Motif, and Tailored Portfolios
Is the Fed Really “Stealing from Savers”?
Are My Investment Decisions Tax Efficient?
How Much am I Paying in Investment Expenses?
Am I Effectively Diversified?
Is My Portfolio at the Right Risk Level?
Am I Better Off Investing or Paying Down Debt?
Am I Saving Enough in an Emergency Fund?
Am I Saving Enough to Reach My Goals?
How Am I Doing? An 8-Point Financial Checklist
The Future of Retail Banking
Goldman Sachs Predicts 4.5% 10-year Treasury Yields
Investing Implications of Trends in Household Wealth
Low Beta Market Sectors
REITs and the Rally of 2014
Understanding How Fund Performance Comparisons Overstate Returns
Is Twitter the Canary in the Coal Mine?
Different Perspectives on Home Ownership
How Much Do You Need to Save for Retirement?
Estimating the Real Costs of Investing
A ‘New Era’ for Bonds?
It’s Different This Time for Tech Stock Valuations
The Inflation Paradox at the End of 2013
Living Wages and the Service Economy
Low Interest Rates Through 2014 and Beyond
Handcuff Volunteers and the Rally of 2013
60-Second Retirement Savings and Income Checkup
Impacts of the U.S. Budget Freeze
Review of “Pound Foolish” by Helaine Olen
Planning for College Costs, Part II
Planning for College Costs, Part I
Is It Worth Betting on the ‘September Swoon’?
Real Household Incomes: How Goes the Recovery?
The X-factor for Unemployment Rates
Parsing the Drop in the Japanese Stock Market
The Cost of Performance Chasing
REIT Yield as a Predictor of Future Returns
What Happens in A Nation of Renters?
Being a Weather Contrarian
Financial Literacy: State of the Union in 2013
Review of The Affluent Investor by Phil DeMuth
Implications of Robust Corporate Profits and Stagnant Wages
Harvard’s Michael Porter Shares His Economic Outlook
Choosing and Paying for Higher Education
The Great Rotation?
The Strange Case of Apple Stock and Structured Products
The Yield Paradox
Target Date Strategies Over The Last Five Years
Perpetually Out of Step
Folio Investing Celebrates Its Target Date Folios’ Five-Year Record of Outperformance
Apple’s Share Price and Behavioral Finance
A Thoughtful Outlook for 2013
Falling ETF Fees and What They Mean
Getting Help in Choosing and Managing a Portfolio
What Are the Core Asset Classes for Income Portfolios?
Investing for Income vs. Total Return
What Are the Core Asset Classes for Total Return Portfolios?
An Alternative Approach for Drawing Income from Your Portfolio
Sector Watch: Municipal Bonds
Game Theory, Behavioral Finance, and Investing: Part 5 of 5
Game Theory, Behavioral Finance, and Investing: Part 4 of 5
Game Theory, Behavioral Finance, and Investing: Part 3 of 5
Game Theory, Behavioral Finance, and Investing: Part 2 of 5
Game Theory, Behavioral Finance, and Investing: Part 1 of 5
Managing Your Portfolio’s Exposure to Interest Rates
Sector Watch: Wine, Beer, and Spirits
The Changing Universe of Public Companies
Cheap Money + Share Buybacks = Bull Market?
Sector Watch: Retail REITs
Unemployment: Part of the Economic Cycle or Secular Shift?
Sector Watch: Spotlight Telecommunications Stocks
Saving and Investing for Retirement: Part Five
Saving and Investing for Retirement: Part Four
Saving and Investing for Retirement: Part Three
Saving and Investing for Retirement: Part Two
Saving and Investing for Retirement: Part One
Sector Watch: Spotlight on Defensive Strategy
The Challenge of Long-Term Income: Part II
The Challenge of Long-Term Income: Part I
Sector Watch: Spotlight on Utilities
The End of ‘The Cult of Equity’?
The Power of Effective Diversification: Part II
The Power of Effective Diversification
Sector Watch: Low-Beta Stocks
Sector Watch: Spotlight on BioTech
Why Bond Yields Scare Me More Than Friday the 13th
The Collapse of the American Net Worth
The High Cost of the July 4th Cookout
Proving the Value of Risk Management in Retirement Planning
How Much Risk Should A 65-Year-Old Take?
The Case for Dividend-Focused Investing
From the Portfolioist Bookshelf: “The Clash of Generations” by Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns
Are 401(k) Fees Consuming 30% of Our Lifetime Savings?
The Facebook IPO: Why Gambling with Your Portfolio Rarely Pays Off
What’s Driving the Price of Oil?
What You Need to Know Before You Invest in an IPO
Are We Hard-Wired To Make Bad Financial Choices?
The Most Common Mistake Investors Make
The Hidden Risk in Target Date Funds
What’s Driving the Price of Oil?
Why Mutual Fund Managers May Not Act in Your Best Interest
Financial Literacy is the Issue of the Month? Try Issue of the Century.
The Biggest Unknown in Financial Planning
Housing Prices and the Economy: Is There Any Good News?
From the Portfolioist Bookshelf: “Rethinking the Equity Risk Premium”
The Big Retirement Shift: From Saving Up to Drawing Down
Beyond VIX: The Outlook for Market Risk
Retirement: Demographics and Destiny
Financial Services for the Masses
Dr. Andrew Lo: ‘Buy and Hold’ Does Not Work Anymore
Risk, Return and Low Beta Stocks
Calculating the Cost of a College Education
Dividend Stocks vs. Bonds: Are They Worth the Risk?
The Disappearing Retirement
Social Networks and Social Capital
From the Portfolioist Book Shelf: “Risk Less and Prosper” by Zvi Bodie and Rachelle Taqqu
Understanding France’s Credit Rating Downgrade
Can You Create a 7% Yield Portfolio Focusing on Munis and Dividend Stocks?