Archive for the ‘Portfolio Corner’ Category

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How might the recent U.S. tax bill impact individual investors?

Capitalize on the current buzz around tax reform to talk to clients and prospects about the potential benefits of a tax-aware approach to investing.

Dec 21, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner, Tax Talk
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Tax-implications of yield vs. total return approaches to drawing income

Income-seeking investors face slim pickings in today’s low-yield environment. Make sure your clients aren’t reaching for yield beyond their risk tolerance and help them choose an investment approach designed to maximize their after-tax income.

Nov 30, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner, Tax Talk
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Buyer beware: Not all robo-advisor portfolios are created equal

Algorithm-driven portfolios, such as robo-advisors, seem like a slick solution to the behavioral pitfalls of investing. But their portfolios are built by humans, too, as divergent allocations and performance attest.

Nov 28, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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Participating in global technology growth

Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google—the companies behind the famed “FANG stocks”—have come into the public eye because of their tremendous growth and rising valuations. They’re not the only fast-growing tech companies, though.

Nov 14, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner

U.S. stocks: Where to from here?

Many investors have grown accustomed to low volatility and climbing U.S. stocks. But what might be ahead for U.S. equities?

Nov 7, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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Mutual fund ratings, The Wall Street Journal and the value of manager research

By definition, mutual fund star-rating systems focus on past performance—not future results. We believe that the key to identifying potential outperformers lies in extensive manager research—and that’s what we do.

Nov 2, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner

Spooked by taxes?

Scared of Halloween ghosts and vampires? Try taxes and the way they sap investment returns for unaware investors.

Oct 31, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner, Tax Talk
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