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October 26, 2017
“The Bull Market Could Continue Forever”

By Matthew J. Carvalho

This headline1 from CNBC in August is probably more wishful thinking than thoughtful analysis. Yet the current bull market starting in March 2009 has already lasted over 100 months when measured... Read more

Investing / Portfolio Management

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October 19, 2017
The Nobel Prize, The NFL and the Guacamole Conundrum

By Matthew J. Carvalho

Judging by the size of the book signing line for Professor Richard Thaler at the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Annual Conference a few months ago, it was clear that he had made an impact. Not... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Investing

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October 11, 2017
Q3 2017 Market Commentary

By Matthew J. Carvalho

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

Investing / Investment Management / Portfolio Management

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October 5, 2017
How Hiking Pikes Peak Is Like Long-term Investing

By Matthew J. Carvalho

Looking up, the top of the mountain didn’t look all that high, this should be a piece of cake. About three hours later, I started to realize that was simply the foothill in front of the real summ... Read more

Investing / Portfolio Management

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October 2, 2017
Fear the Fed?

By Matthew J. Carvalho

This article is featured in the fall edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter.  “The Fed’s rate hike could cause chaos in markets — and investors may not be ready.” While this coul... Read more

Investing / Portfolio Management

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August 10, 2017
Can You Earn 19% a Year?

By Matthew J. Carvalho

While 19% seems like an outlandish return, recent research1 found that if you bought the 10 stocks most underweight by actively managed funds and sold the 10 stocks which were most overweight, yo... Read more

Investing / Portfolio Management

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June 22, 2017
What Are You Aiming For?

By Matthew J. Carvalho

This article is featured in the summer edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter. When you look at the returns of a variety of asset classes over the past 15 years, it’s hard to fin... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Investing

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May 4, 2017
So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance

By Matthew J. Carvalho

Every spring those of us in the investment management industry keep our eyes peeled for the Standard & Poors Index vs Active report, basically the industry scorecard for how well active manag... Read more

Portfolio Management

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May 2, 2017
High Valuations Got You Down?

By Matthew J. Carvalho

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

Investing / Portfolio Management

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April 11, 2017
Loring Ward Market Commentary Q1 2017

By Matthew J. Carvalho

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

Investment Management / Portfolio Management

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