I’ve posted Entry #266 to my weekly Valuation-Informed Indexing column at the Value Walk site. It’s called How a Visit to the Dentist Is Like a Visit to an Investing Analyst.
Juicy Excerpt: I was sitting there getting my teeth cleaned and feeling guilty about how long I had put it off when it hit me — “This is just like investing!” It’s all emotion. There have been a lot of advances in dentistry in recent decades. There is a lot of technology that can be put to use to help us keep our teeth in good repair longer than was possible for our parents. But our dentists get frustrated because a lot of us don’t listen to the simple instructions they give us that could save us so much discomfort down the line if we would just take them to heart. Why don’t we listen?