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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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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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November 16, 2018
Should We Keep the Faith in Factor Premiums?

By Sheldon P. McFarland

It’s no secret that a key aspect of Loring Ward’s portfolio management effort is capturing value, small cap, and profitability factor premiums for our clients. It’s also no secret that some of th... Read more

Investing

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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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June 15, 2018
3 Investment Lessons from the NBA Finals

By Jonathan Scheid, CFA, AIF

Another National Basketball Association (NBA) season is in the books and it concluded with the same two teams meeting up in The Finals as the prior three years. The Golden State Warriors defeated... Read more

Investing

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June 7, 2018
Why Rebalancing Your Portfolio Matters

By Loring Ward Team

Rebalancing your portfolio is an important step that many people neglect when they try to manage their own investments. Rebalancing helps keep your portfolio allocated in line with your desired m... Read more

Investing

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May 15, 2018
6-Minute Video Puts Last Quarter’s Volatility in Perspective

By Sheldon P. McFarland

If I could use only one word to describe the first quarter of 2018 it would be volatility. Many of us saw headlines discussing the largest point drops ever for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on... 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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