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
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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
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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

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

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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