Moving beyond the volatility hurdle… when there is no volatility

In the latest Financial Professional Outlook, advisors pointed to clients’ volatility concerns – despite historically low volatility levels. How can you turn this disconnect into a useful tool?

Jul 31, 2014 Categories: The Art of Advising
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Practice makes permanent

Preparation is an essential component of an athlete’s life in order to perform under the pressures of competition. I believe this should also be the case for financial advisors in their client review meetings. When the spotlight turns on, you are seated across from your client and it is time to deliver – will you be ready?

Jul 29, 2014 Categories: The Art of Advising
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Mid-year outlook: Beware that peaceful, easy feeling

Russell Investments’ Global Head of Investment Strategy Andrew Pease provides an overview of the newly released Strategists’ 2014 Global Outlook – Third Quarter Update.

Investor newsletter Summer 2014

The head and the heart of retirement planning

A rewarding retirement requires disciplined preparation. Help your clients prepare for the emotional aspects of the transition, too – not just the financial facets.

Jul 22, 2014 Categories: The Art of Advising
Home country bias can lead to heartbreak

Home country bias can lead to heartbreak

This year’s World Cup™ was a great reminder of how home country bias can bring pain to investors and sports fans alike.

Jul 17, 2014 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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Economic Indicators Dashboard – July 2014 Update

Three of the popular Economic Indicators Dashboard’s eight indicators fell outside their historical typical ranges as of July 3, 2014. What might this mean for investment portfolios?

Jul 15, 2014 Categories: Economic Insights
June 2014 markets in perspective

Markets in perspective: June 2014 – unassuming upward markets

June continued the trend of May’s relatively tame markets. No asset class posted a negative 12-month return, and many were meaningfully above their historical averages.

Jul 10, 2014 Categories: Portfolio Corner

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