What’s on your mind? Addressing Three Common Investor Questions
In 2017, global markets moved up most of the year, but that surely wasn’t the case in 2018. In fact, we haven’t seen that type of volatility in U.S. markets for some time. In this article, we’ll... Read more
Ho, Ho, Horrible Holiday Investing Myths
Instead of sitting back with a glass of egg nog and overdosing on Rankin/Bass holiday specials, some investors spend year-end trying to decorate their portfolios with dubious investment ideas. H... Read more
Combine Baking Cookies With Painting in This Fun Holiday Activity
By Karen Parker
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is baking cookies and delivering them to friends. My Mom started doing this with me when I was very young, and I have continued the tradition with my child... Read more
Tools to Help Realize Your Year-End Charitable Giving Goals
As we enter the holiday season, we often feel compelled to evaluate, and frequently to increase, our charitable giving. This time of year, specifically, seems geared toward reminding us that givi... Read more
Why Combining Factor Premiums Makes Sense
In a recent blog post we showed that the value, small cap, and profitability factor premiums can turn negative for extended periods of time. In that discussion we focused on individual factor pre... Read more
When Clients “Need” More Risk Than They Can Tolerate: Adjusting Portfolios, Or Goals?
It is a standard requirement in financial services that financial advisors must first determine an investor’s risk tolerance before making any investment recommendations for their portfolio. Yet... Read more
There’s More to Thanksgiving Dessert Than Pumpkin Pie
By Karen Parker
Pumpkin pie may be the most traditional and popular dessert at Thanksgiving, but it’s certainly not everyone’s favorite. So, we went in search of a new pie for this year’s Thanksgiving celebratio... Read more
Should We Keep the Faith in Factor Premiums?
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
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