Browsing articles in "Advisor Goals-based Investing"

Multi-generational Planning: How One Advisor Keeps it In the Family

Nov 29, 2016

If your focus is on pre- (and post-) retirees, you are probably only serving a single generation. By bridging the gap between generations with value-added services, you can develop long-lasting relationships with your clients’ entire families.


Trump Won: What to Tell Your Clients About Their Portfolios

Investors are famous for putting too much weight on events they believe will impact the market one way or another. The fact is, events don’t impact the market; the market is impacted by the reaction of investors to an event. If your clients are feeling anxious about the President-elect and his impact on their portfolios, here’s what you can tell them.


By Popular Demand: Why Consumers Will Change Advisors’ Product/Market Approaches

Technology is helping wealth and asset management firms make customization easier and cheaper by the day. Add to that changing consumer demands, and it’s a perfect storm – and the perfect opportunity to grow your business. That is, if you are willing to rethink your product and market approaches.


Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Common Pitfalls in Fund/Manager Evaluation

My manager/fund isn’t performing well… or is it? Many of us have a process we use to determine if a fund or manager is good – but the truth is, many times, that process is flawed. Let’s look at some of the common pitfalls in evaluating investment performance.


Micro Robo-advisors: The Little Big Idea

Aug 23, 2016

Investors crave simplicity, and there is no shortage of innovation in the area of robo-advisors. But let’s get small for a moment – micro robo-advisors are becoming a hit with the younger generation, expanding the robo concept from not just how you should invest, but making it easy for you to save in the first place.


Breaking the Mold: How Millennials Have Altered the Investor Life Cycle

Aug 16, 2016

We all know the traditional investor life cycle – growth, stability and distribution. But for the new generation of investor saddled with debt, this outdated model just doesn’t cut it. How are investors supposed to grow their assets when they’re sitting in a net negative position today?


Part 2: “It’s Complicated” – Our Relationship Status with Active vs. Passive Investing Approaches

If the past 7 years have shown us anything, it’s that there are 5 characteristics that provide a tailwind for passive management and headwind for active management. But does that mean it’s time to jump on the passive bandwagon?


“It’s Complicated” – Our Relationship Status with Active vs. Passive Investing Approaches (Part 1)

The debate has raged for decades – is active investing better (or worse) than passive investing? The answer actually isn’t so cut and dry. A look at a few different asset classes across fixed income and equity explains why.


The Power of Conviction: The Potential Tradeoffs of Belief Investing

Investing in things you believe in is noble, but it’s not without potential tradeoffs. As you help your clients make investment decisions, you can help them weigh their options by discussing the 3 constraints that belief-based investing may place on their portfolio.


What Are the Odds that Investing is Like Gambling?

When I decided to write on this subject, I already knew the answer: investing is nothing like gambling. But the more I looked into it, the more similarities I found. So which is it?




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