Defensive stocks lived up to their name again in 1Q 2016

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When market volatility rears its head, many investors are tempted to reduce their stock holdings. Defensive stocks may help those nervous investors who cannot afford to shrink their equity exposure to weather periods of volatility.

April 28, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner

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Sustainability Pillar #3: Documentation of key processes

This is the third in our series of posts focusing on the four pillars of a sustainable advisory business in response to the DOL’s new “fiduciary” rule and other factors shifting the competitive landscape for advisors. In this post, we focus on the importance of advisors documenting their key processes.

Apr 27, 2016 Categories: The Science of Advising
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Economic Indicators Dashboard – March 2016 Update

The Economic Indicators Dashboard’s latest readings on the VIX, housing, and consumer sentiment suggest the U.S. economy remains on a path of moderate growth.

Apr 26, 2016 Categories: Economic Insights
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Reframe & refocus: Seeing the ‘good-side’ of market volatility

Help your clients recognize the silver lining of market volatility: The opportunity to invest more at a lower price and reap the potential rewards in retirement.

Apr 21, 2016 Categories: The Art of Advising
Four pillars

Sustainability Pillar #2: Product inventory control

The DOL’s new “fiduciary” rule is just the latest factor shifting the competitive landscape for advisors. Advisors who embrace the necessary changes as a result of the final DOL proposal—by streamlining their set of products – are likely to achieve the greatest degree of success in a post-DOL world.

Apr 20, 2016 Categories: The Science of Advising
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Is market volatility impacting advisors’ big picture view?

The latest Financial Professional Outlook (FPO) survey suggests volatility may be impacting advisors’ ability to address aging client base, regulatory hurdles, succession planning, and other potential threats to the sustainability of their practice.

Apr 19, 2016 Categories: The Art of Advising
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Markets in perspective – March 2016 in review

Russell Investments Chief Investment Officers offer their views of the key themes affecting market performance in March 2016.

Apr 14, 2016 Categories: Economic Insights

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