What the beans are telling us.
For some, a good challenge and a good time beat the deathly drone of sponsored sales pitches disguised as educational sessions.
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” —H. P. Lovecraft (1927) The studies have it wrong There are two types of studies that explore the value that advisors provide to their clients. The first examines the various tasks an advisor … Read More
You only have so many hours in the day. How are you going to spend them? Here are some facts that might help you decide: Shown below are the returns of the S&P 500 Index for the last 25 years, over various time periods ending June 30, 2023. Both cumulative and annualized returns are presented. … Read More
Lest the noisy wheels of commerce drown out the voice in your head that tells you to focus on your clients above all else.
Market timing works just enough to give you hope, but not enough to improve performance over the long term.
AI is off to a poor start in this race.
Choosing how we spend our time is most important, says this advisor in the eighth decade of life.
I can tell what the investment environment is just by looking at the emails that get caught in my “junk” file. The detritus there lately tells me it’s grim.
Clients rarely have well-defined ideas about what they want their portfolios to look like. That’s why they seek out advisors in the first place.
Direct indexing portfolios are broadly diversified portfolios of individual stocks that are personalized to meet the needs, values, and preferences of an investor.
Experts disagree about whether the current rise in inflation is temporary or will be with us for an extended period. Either way, your clients have questions that need answers.
It’s guru season again. Every year we drown in predictions from the so-called gurus about how the markets and the economy will perform in the coming year.
Soon – within the next two years – the SEC will wake up and start holding financial advisors who use TAMPs to the same fiduciary standards they hold them to in selecting mutual funds, ETFs, and other investment products. When it does, many advisors will be in trouble.
Cryptocurrency is being repositioned to be more palatable to financial advisors and their clients. If you believe it is in your clients’ best interest to make an allocation to cryptocurrency, make sure they understand the nature of the asset they are buying.