What Are You Aiming For?
When you look at the returns of a variety of asset classes over the past 15 years, it’s hard to find any meaningful patterns. The chart here shows the returns on 11 different asset classes since... Read more
High Valuations Got You Down?
Much research has been done on stock valuations, and historically buying into the market at lower valuations has seen higher returns than when buying in at higher valuations. However, the data is... Read more
Loring Ward Market Commentary Q1 2017
Loring Ward’s Asset Class Investing portfolios are strategically invested with a focus on long-term performance objectives. Portfolio allocations and investments are not adjusted in response to m... Read more
2016: The Most Typical Year Nobody Saw Coming
“It’s the 2008 Crisis all over again,” “Prepare for stocks to fall another 10%,” “World Economy Trapped in a ‘Death Spiral,’ ” “Sell Everything”1 — these were the loudest sentiments we heard from... Read more
Did You Earn 40% in 2016?
This article is featured in the winter edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter. That sounds like a crazy question, right? CDs, savings accounts and many bonds are paying next to n... Read more
What Happened Last Quarter… and Why Does it Matter?
Source: Chart sourced from How The Election Will Really Affect Your Investments, Money magazine, June 22, 2016. Returns from Morningstar Direct 2016 returns represent S&P 500 annual total ret... Read more
Would you go to Pfizer for a Physical?
Soon I will have my dreaded annual appointment with my doctor. There is a high chance she will make me go through at least one uncomfortable test, tell me to take it easier on my knees by doing f... Read more
Is the Potential for Tax-Exempt Yield Really Worth the Risk?
This article will be featured in the summer edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter. In a recent period of low stock market returns, low interest rates and low economic gro... Read more