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November 15, 2018
Should We Keep the Faith in Factor Premiums?

By Sheldon P. McFarland

It’s no secret that a key aspect of Loring Ward’s portfolio management effort is capturing value, small cap, and profitability factor premiums for our clients. It’s also no secret that some of th... Read more

Investing

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November 8, 2018
Quarterly Perspectives Video: What Follows Market Highs?

By Jonathan Scheid, CFA, AIF

U.S. stocks were one of the best performing markets in the third quarter. During the quarter, we saw two impressive milestones occur in U.S. stocks: First, Apple, Inc. became the first $1 trillio... Read more

Investing

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November 1, 2018
What Advisors Need to Know About Cybersecurity

By Chris Stanley

With major security breaches regularly in the headlines, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with some best practices that you can implement in your office. Your CRM system could po... Read more

Practice Management

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October 24, 2018
Technology … How Much Time Should You Really Spend Thinking About It?

By Steven J. Atkinson

I recently attended a conference where at least half of the speakers or vendors were talking about or selling some sort of technology meant to enhance the client experience. It seems that there i... Read more

Practice Management

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October 18, 2018
Why (Prudent) Spending Rates Matter More Than Savings Rates

By Michael Kitces

The media provides no shortage of articles giving recommendations of how much households should save to afford retirement, from rules of thumb like “save 10% to 15% of your annual income” to more... Read more

Retirement

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October 11, 2018
Loring Ward Q3 2018 Market Commentary

By Jonathan Scheid, CFA, AIF

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

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October 5, 2018
Investing Strategically, Not Emotionally

By J. William G. Chettle

This article is featured in the fall edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter. While many of us understand that our emotions can compromise our long-term financial goals, it isn’t... Read more

Investing

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September 26, 2018
7 Retirement Planning Challenges That Focus on Your Life

By Heather Hooper

A version of this blog is featured in the fall issue of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter. While one of the most obvious challenges in retirement is not running out of money, there are... Read more

Retirement

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September 19, 2018
Capitalism Shines for this Apple

By Jonathan Scheid, CFA, AIF

This article is featured in the fall edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter.   A significant amount of planning and research goes into managing a person’s wealth. Your Finan... Read more

Investing

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September 13, 2018
5 Keys to Building an Effective Wealth Advisory Team

By Alicia Temmerman

At one point in our careers, we’ve either been a manager or a part of a team. We all have opinions on what a ‘great team’ should feel like — and the attributes of a strong coach/manager. But what... Read more

Practice Management

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