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August 17, 2017
Sam Savage and the “Flaw of Averages”

By Payel Farasat

“Plans based on average assumptions are wrong on average.” – Dr. Sam L. Savage It is my pleasure to announce that the Portfolio Strategy & Research (PSR) team at Loring Ward has created an in... Read more

Behavior Management / 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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July 25, 2017
What if Rip Van Winkle Invested in the U.S. Stock Market?

By Sheldon P. McFarland

This is an updated version of our August 2014 Portfolio Perspectives. Nearly 200 years ago, the American short story “Rip Van Winkle” became an instant classic. The main character, Rip, is a simp... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Investing / Portfolio Management

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July 11, 2017
Q2 2017 Market Commentary

By Ritika Puri

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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May 11, 2017
Putting All Your Eggs in Many Baskets — The Power of Diversification

By Sheldon P. McFarland

This blog is from our May issue of Portfolio Perspectives.   “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”   You’ve probably heard this old saying used on more than one occasion to emphas... Read more

Portfolio Management

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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 13, 2017
How Skydiving Can Help Explain Investment Risk

By Sheldon P. McFarland

This blog is from the April issue of Portfolio Perspectives.   What can skydiving teach us about investing? It teaches about risk and reward, and can give you a perspective on risk that may... Read more

Client Ready / 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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March 28, 2017
Premiums Can Appear, Disappear and Reappear Quickly

By Payel Farasat

This article is featured in the spring edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter.   Weather — a topic everyone likes to talk about and few seem to be able to predict accurately... Read more

Investing / Portfolio Management

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