We believe strongly that education can improve long-term investment success.
The investment world can be confusing and intimidating. We all should have received a course in school about investing to help us understand it better. Most of us never did.
So we created our own “continuing education course” for investors that explores:
- the fundamentals of investing (offers advice on “how-to” and “how-not-to”)
- the investment landscape (provides context for investment decisions)
- the behavioral aspects of investing (the goal is control and confidence)
The information provided is:
- clear and concise—anyone can understand it
- objective—the goal is to educate, not sell
- in both written and video form—people learn in different ways
We hope you find The Classroom useful and informative. If you do, please come back and visit us again. We add new lessons on a regular basis.
See our Position Paper, “Can a Robot Be a Fiduciary?”
We believe strongly that good communication is the foundation of good relationships. The following information will help you understand who we are and how we see the world.
March 7, 2018 | Financial Planning
When it comes to investment products, everybody gets paid.
February 20, 2018 | Investment News
Model marketplaces make asset management services more widely available, but the model portfolios they offer are far from interchangeable.
February 9, 2018 | WealthManagement.com
The annual tsunami of prognostications about how the stock market and the economy will perform in 2018 was beginning to slow. Then the stock market had a major hiccup and the punditry scrambled back to its soap boxes to give us another dose.
January 30, 2018 | WealthManagement.com
Market prognosticators are usually dead wrong. So why do we keep listening?
January 24, 2018 | Financial Advisor
Why advisors should demand truth-in-labeling rather than a uniform fiduciary standard.
January 2, 2018 | Financial Advisor
Do you want to differentiate your firm from the competition while adding value to your client relationships? Then you should focus attention on an area that is ignored by most advisors: client profiling.
December 27, 2017 | WealthManagement.com
Year-end thoughts on how to thrive in the new world as the old one melts away.
October 18, 2017 | WealthManagement.com
In investing, a substantial performance advantage comes from things you can control: simple portfolio construction and low-cost funds.
September 12, 2017 | WealthManagement.com
It’s easy to position your client’s portfolio for the oncoming bear market—if you know when it’s coming.
August 17, 2017 | Investment News
What if a human adviser dispensed portfolio recommendations based solely on the answers to 10 or 12 written questions?
August 11, 2017 | WealthManagement.com
The idea that asset management is a mindless endeavor devoid of skill, art or judgement is a harmful one. Even cheap, automated strategies have varied outcomes. The humans behind the machines still matter.
August 10, 2017 | ThinkAdvisor
I’m the guy you would call once you’ve decided to make a video. Now, don’t make me hate you.
August 1, 2017 | Financial Advisor
Like it or not, there is an increasing focus on fees in financial services. This is due, among other things, to the rise of passive investing, the emergence of robo-advisors and the adoption of the DOL fiduciary rule. Clients are getting the message: What they pay makes a big difference over time. In response, many … Read More
July 10, 2017 | Advisor Perspectives
Do you get more by paying more? Is bigger really better?
June 21, 2017 | ThinkAdvisor
If you’re thinking about outsourcing, read this first.