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Charles Rotblut: 'It's the Dot-Com Bubble All Over Again'

The author and AAII Journal editor discusses the concept of 'dumb money' and how small investors can gain an edge.

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Our guest on the podcast today is Charles Rotblut. Charles is vice president at the American Association of Individual Investors, and he's also editor of the AAII Journal. Charles wrote the book Better Good Than Lucky, which was published in 2010. And he's a CFA charterholder.



AAII Journal

Better Good Than Lucky: How Savvy Investors Create Fortune With the Risk-Reward Ratio, by Charles Rotblut


PRISM Wealth-Building Process

Always Leave Home Without It: A Further Investigation of the Credit-Card Effect on Willingness to Pay,” by Drazen Prelec and Duncan Simester, Marketing Letters,, June 8, 2000.

Aging’s Adverse Impact on Decision-Making,” by Charles Rotblut,

AAII Investor Sentiment Survey

Meb Faber: ‘To Be a Good Investor, You Have to Be a Good Loser,’” The Long View Podcast,, Sept. 7, 2021.

Investor Behavior

A Rules-Based Approach to Managing a Portfolio,” by Charles Rotblut,, April 6, 2017.

A Process for Creating Your Own Investing Plan,” by Charles Rotblut,

Using the Power of the Written Word to Improve Your Returns,” by Charles Rotblut,, September 2018.

The National Weight Control Registry

Save More Tomorrow:™ Using Behavioral Economics to Increase Employee Saving,” by Richard H. Thaler and Shlomo Benartzi,, February 2004.

There’s a Brilliant Reason Why Van Halen Asked for a Bowl of M&Ms With all the Brown Candies Removed Before Every Show,” by Julie Zeveloff,, Sept. 7, 2016.

Avoid the Psychological Traps of the Market With The Dreman Screen,” by Charles Rotblut,, Oct. 6, 2021.

Investing at Level 3, by James Cloonan

The Portfolio Size Effect and Using a Bond Tent to Navigate the Retirement Danger Zone,” by Michael Kitces,, Oct. 5, 2016.

Managing Sequence of Return Risk With Bucket Strategies Vs. a Total Return Rebalancing Approach,” by Michael Kitces,, Nov. 12, 2014.