For most people, the scariest thing about retiring is whether or not they’ll have enough money to continue to live comfortably. You have lived most of your life receiving an income, but now you have to prepare for what the future holds without a steady...
While recent market gains have been led by a handful of U.S. based large growth companies, our conviction remains firm that our portfolios are positioned to produce long-term returns with acceptable levels of risk. For starters, while markets move in cycles, the empirical evidence remains...
Designing a portfolio that meets your needs can be a challenge. Not only do you need to select investments to meet your return objectives, but also manage how much risk you take. Also, you need to actually implement those decisions, select the most appropriate products or individual securities in accordance with your asset allocation, and […]
Are you considering making the switch from an IRA to a Roth IRA? It might be a good idea! The good news is that it is now easier than ever… for the most part. If all of your retirement savings are currently in traditional IRA accounts, you may have questions on how you can change […]
Diversification is an important strategy for any investor because it can help to reduce systematic risk or the risk of the overall market. We accept that risk by being invested in the market in general, but why take on additional types of risk when they can be reduced? Investment portfolio diversification allows us to reduce […]
Many established investors are familiar with the advantages of portfolio diversification, although those relatively new to investing may ask themselves, “What is portfolio diversification?” Like many things in life or in finance, portfolio diversification is easier to understand than to implement effectively. Investors often make mistakes that can prove costly and impede their long-term financial […]
Many investors diligently save a portion of their income over extended periods of time. They also put a significant amount of effort into deciding which investments are appropriate for their needs. They potentially watch programs in the financial media, subscribe to publications, chat with their friends at the water cooler, and maybe even hire […]
All the investments you hold together make up your portfolio. This can include a variety of asset classes. Two individuals with different investment objectives are likely to have large differences in their portfolio – this isn’t all that surprising. Unexpectedly, people with similar investment objectives often have substantially different portfolios due to differences in style […]
If you’d like to understand what risk management entails, a good starting point is to define risk itself. Put simply, risk is the possibility of loss. We experience risk in a variety of forms in our everyday lives. We risk losing additional time if we take an alternate route to work. We risk missing out […]
We all understand there is risk in the world. Those of us who are investors are also aware that risk exists in our portfolio as well. Put simply, risk is the possibility of loss. When we think of loss as an investor, we often think of the principal value of what we own decreasing in […]
Why Risk Management is Important Risk Management is a term most frequently associated with large businesses due to its crucial importance for corporations. However, risk management activities are just as vital when it comes to personal finances. By definition, risk management is the process of understanding, analyzing and addressing potential risks to ensure objectives […]