Each year around this time, Russell reaches out to the children of our associates around the globe to help create our holiday card. This year’s winner is nine-year-old Kate Barry, daughter of Sydney, Australia-based Patricia Curtain. From the worldwide Russell family to yours, we wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful 2012. RFS 7258-b
When one of your clients thinks about investment risk, do they see this equation in their head? Do you? This is the equation for standard deviation of returns, which is the cornerstone of most discussions about investment risk. It’s a statistical measure of the volatility of a portfolio or security.1 When we use the word risk, it’s usually
While making psychedelic music in the 1960s, The Grateful Dead were also using innovative marketing strategies to reach their fans. At that time, most bands focused on bringing in album sales, whereas “the Dead” were focused on the experience (i.e. the concert) of their most diehard fans. Financial advisors can take a few key lessons
Each quarter, we bring you the Investment Manager Outlook (IMO) based on the views of investment managers on the direction of the markets and trends on the horizon that could impact investment strategy. Many times, we find that these results have interesting implications for advisors and their clients – and this quarter is no exception.
Last night I rushed home from my daughter’s basketball practice so I could . . . fold clothes. (And yes, trust me, this does connect to Investing.) You see, the next morning I had to leave early to catch a flight to Arizona for client meetings. I could hear my wife and children upstairs going about their nightly
This is an ongoing question we ask advisors every quarter as we gather their opinions for Russell’s Financial Professional Outlook survey. The answers allow us to create our Sentiment Index, where we track how advisors and investors feel about the markets based on what advisors tell us. As we look back over the year, a
I was scanning Yahoo!® Finance the other morning and found myself humming an old Nirvana tune. The only words I knew were “Here we are now, entertain us.” These words seemed to fit perfectly with the two conflicting headlines I saw introducing the same report on the S&P/Case-Shiller index of property values in 20 cities: