Climbing stairs

2015: Up, down, up = flat returns

U.S. equity markets (represented by the S&P 500® Index) ended 2015 essentially flat, causing some investors to question the utility of being – and staying – invested. Some exhibits and stats can help combat that sentiment.

Jan 14, 2016 Categories: Economic Insights
Income image

4 questions to ask of income-focused funds

Help your clients conduct the necessary due diligence on their income-focused funds to guard against inappropriate risk-taking.

Jan 12, 2016 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Financial Professional Outlook

Exploring the risks and challenges of generating yield

In the latest Financial Professional Outlook, many advisors say yield-focused investment strategies are a good option for clients, but their reasoning raises some questions.

Jan 7, 2016 Categories: The Art of Advising
Hiker sunset

Helping clients to keep their head out of the clouds

Leverage the latest Investor newsletter to help clients look past dubious market patterns and instead stick to their long-term investment plan.

Jan 5, 2016 Categories: The Art of Advising
October 2014 Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators Dashboard – 3 indicators to watch heading into 2016

The Fed’s 2016 interest rate policy will likely be watched by many investors. Track these three indicators to get a sense of what the Fed is watching.

Dec 29, 2015 Categories: Economic Insights
Gift

A holiday gift to investors from Chairwoman Yellen

The Fed’s decision to raise interest rates may be overall positive for investors looking to retire.

Dec 22, 2015 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Strategy

Defense is the best offense. 2016: the year of sustainability

As you embark on your 2016 annual planning process, focus on strategies that drive toward sustainability and risk management. This approach isn’t necessarily new – but proposed DOL legislation is likely to make it essential.

Dec 17, 2015 Categories: The Science of Advising

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