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April 26, 2019
Investing Is Hard — Get Help from a Trusted Advisor

By Loring Ward Team

Some things are just too difficult or stressful to do on your own. Like a dietitian or a personal trainer, a financial advisor can help set up the right plan for you, then monitor and motivate yo... Read more

Financial Planning

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April 3, 2019
Markets (and some premiums) Bounce Back

By Jonathan Scheid, CFA, AIF

What a difference a few months can make! A few months at the end of 2018 turned U.S. stock returns negative and made international stocks to decline further for the year. Now, just a few months a... Read more

Investing

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March 14, 2019
3 Factor Investing Myths

By Larry Swedroe

As the chief research officer for Buckingham Strategic Wealth, Loring Ward, and the BAM Alliance, I receive many questions from advisors and investors regarding concerns about factor-based invest... Read more

Investing

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March 7, 2019
2018 Report Card For Hedge Funds

By Larry Swedroe

Hedge funds entered 2019 coming off their ninth-straight year of trailing U.S. stocks (as measured by the S&P 500 Index) by significant margins. And for the 10-year period ending 2017 — one t... Read more

Investing

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February 20, 2019
Do Surprises Really Move Markets?

By Larry Swedroe

French economist Louis Bachelier long ago remarked: “Clearly the price considered most likely by the market is the true current price: if the market judged otherwise, it would not quote this pric... Read more

Investing / Volatility

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February 7, 2019
Discipline: A Necessary Condition for Successful Investing

By Larry Swedroe

A good friend, Sherman Doll, related the following story. Sherman has been a two-line sport kite flier for years. While not a pro, he has learned a few tricks from observing the flying behavior o... Read more

Investing

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December 26, 2018
Ho, Ho, Horrible Holiday Investing Myths

By J. William G. Chettle

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

Investing

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November 29, 2018
Why Combining Factor Premiums Makes Sense

By Sheldon P. McFarland

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

Investing

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November 27, 2018
When Clients “Need” More Risk Than They Can Tolerate: Adjusting Portfolios, Or Goals?

By Michael Kitces

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

Practice Management

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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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