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March 28, 2018
Retirement Planning: Keep the Focus on These 5 Themes

By Heather Hooper

Retirement is top of mind for your clients but are they thinking about the right areas that will direct their journey? Most dictionary definitions of retirement focus on withdrawing, retreating,... Read more

Retirement

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March 22, 2018
Rising Interest Rates…Should Investors Worry?

By John Scruggs

This article is featured in the spring edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter.  Interest rates are rising. What does that mean to investors? Relax. If you hold short-duration, hi... Read more

Investing

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March 20, 2018
Feeling Nervous About the Stock Market? Watch This 3-Minute Video

By J. William G. Chettle

As the second longest bull market in U.S. history continues (with occasional blips), many investors are worried about when the inevitable downturn will occur. While no one enjoys a market correct... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Investing / Volatility

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March 15, 2018
The Perils of Trying to Avoid the Worst Days in the Stock Market

By Loring Ward Team

Financial markets ebb and flow, and although it is natural to feel excited when stock markets do well and concerned when stock markets drop, it’s not usually a good idea to let those emotions dic... Read more

Investing

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March 9, 2018
Individual Tax Planning Under The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act Of 2017

By Michael Kitces

Major tax reform typically only occurs once every decade or few. But after a tumultuous series of negotiations in both the House and Senate, a final reconciled version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Ac... Read more

Financial Planning / Practice Management

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March 1, 2018
Are You Providing Great Service or a Great Experience? Why It Matters

By Karen Parker

What kind of a barbershop are you? While this may seem like an odd question to ask a group of financial advisors, it made sense to those at Loring Ward’s last National Education Conference. Denni... Read more

Practice Management

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February 22, 2018
Before and After the Death of a Spouse — What Can Advisors Do to Help?

By Heather Hooper

When someone close to you dies, it can be hard to fathom anything beyond the anguished devastation — as grief is an incredibly demanding partner. In particular, the death of a spouse brings about... Read more

Retirement

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February 15, 2018
3 Common Investing Mistakes and How To Avoid Them

By Loring Ward Team

Information about how investors really make decisions is being researched all the time. However, work in the field of behavioral finance — some of which has won the Nobel Prize in economics — has... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Investing

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February 7, 2018
Where Advisors Shine (and Robo-Advisors Don’t): Individualized Behavioral Coaching

By Steven J. Atkinson

“The dominant determinant of real-life, long-term investment outcomes is not investment performance, it’s investor behavior.”   — Nick Murray, author When it comes to investing, almost ever... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Investing / Volatility

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February 5, 2018
Putting the Recent Market Volatility in Perspective

By Matthew J. Carvalho

“Sell everything… We think investors should be afraid.”1 “Stronger US Dollar, weaker oil/commodity prices, weaker world trade, weaker EM (and global growth)… and repeat. The economy seems t... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Investing / Volatility

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