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.
August 20, 2018 | RIABiz
This year the Excellent Adventure crew assembled in Girdwood, Alaska for a trek up the Crow Pass Trail, which meanders through a rain forest inhabited by black bears, grizzly, and moose.
August 17, 2018 | Advisor Perspectives
You may not win a Pulitzer Prize by following these guidelines, but they will help you more effectively communicate about the issues and ideas that are most important to you and your clients.
July 9, 2018 | WealthManagement.com
Why did the SEC choose the road less traveled?
June 13, 2018 | WealthManagement.com
Both the DOL and the SEC turned a concept that is simple enough to be captured in a fortune cookie into an indecipherable instruction manual. It’s time to re-simplify what a fiduciary is.
June 1, 2018 | WealthManagement.com
Unreturned phone calls and emails, not portfolio performance, are the top reasons clients fire their financial advisors, according to research.
May 25, 2018 | Advisor Perspectives
In an ever-changing world filled with new technology and tools, there are some things that a robot will never be able to do. Find out how to navigate the future to position you and your practice for success.
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.