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
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
Quarterly Perspectives Video: What Follows Market Highs?
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
Loring Ward Q3 2018 Market Commentary
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
Video: Perspectives on Tariffs and Trade Negotiations
The topic of trade has been in the headlines this year because the Trump administration is trying to revise a number of trade relationships. While the media has been quick to label this a trade w... Read more
The Hierarchy of Tax-Preferenced Savings Vehicles for High-Income Earners
The Federal government has long incentivized saving for retirement and other financial goals by offering some combination of three types of tax preferences: tax deductibility (on contributions),... Read more
4 Charts Every Investor Should Know. #4: Stop Changing Lanes
This is the final blog in a four-part series from our summer issue of 360 Insights. Read the other blogs in this series: Let Markets Work for You, Stay on Track with Diversification, Own Great Co... Read more
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