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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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October 5, 2018
Investing Strategically, Not Emotionally

By J. William G. Chettle

This article is featured in the fall edition of our 360 Insights Quarterly Client Newsletter. While many of us understand that our emotions can compromise our long-term financial goals, it isn’t... Read more

Investing

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July 18, 2018
4 Charts Every Investor Should Know. #4: Stop Changing Lanes

By Loring Ward Team

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

Investing

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June 26, 2018
4 Charts Every Investor Should Know. #1: Let Markets Work For You

By Loring Ward Team

This is the first blog in a four-part series from our summer issue of 360 Insights. Sometimes a picture really can make things easier to understand. Many of the important ideas and concepts you n... Read more

Investing

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November 9, 2017
Answers to Frequently Asked Advisor Questions, Part Two

By Payel Farasat

This is the second in a two-part series. Read Part One. In our ongoing conversations with financial advisors, we often hear similar questions about our investment philosophy, how we build portfol... Read more

Investing

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October 12, 2017
Answers to Frequently Asked Advisor Questions

By Payel Farasat

In our ongoing conversations with financial advisors, we often hear similar questions about our investment philosophy, how we build portfolios and current market conditions. This blog post is the... Read more

Investing

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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

Investing

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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

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March 7, 2017
It’s Always a Good Time to Talk About Risk and Volatility

By Payel Farasat

In the 68 trading days in the U.S. stock market from 11/11/16 to 2/17/17, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) set new all-time high records on 26 of those days. In the last seven consecutive... Read more

Behavioral Finance / Investing

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March 2, 2017
Why Uncertainty Might Just Be an Investor’s Best Friend

By J. William G. Chettle

This blog is from the March issue of Portfolio Perspectives. With many stock market indices at all-time highs, Washington awash in political turmoil and unsettling news around the globe, many inv... Read more

Investing

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