Selling pressure in the euro has been relentless over the past year and the currency has fallen just over 19% in value. Without surprise, pessimism toward the euro has been building.
Look at these recent mainstream headlines:
Delight or Dread as Euro Falls - New York Times (Mar. 11,... Read More
Today, there is a singular focus by certain investors on minimizing investment cost. In their world, cost is the only thing that matters. Unfortunately, this exceedingly narrow view fails to acknowledge that curtailing your portfolio’s cost is only part of the overall puzzle for obtaining... Read More
Multi-asset class funds and ETFs are designed to invest across various asset classes like stocks, bonds, commodities, real estate, and other alternatives.
In the ETF marketplace, examples of these types of multi-asset class funds are the Multi-Asset Diversified Income ETF (NYSEARCA:MDIV),... Read More
Your investment portfolio is nothing more than a reflection of who you are. In other words, it’s a personal statement about how you approach financial risk, investment cost, diversification, and taxes. If you’re disorderly when it comes to these aspects of your investment plan, the unwelcome... Read More
Many people and fund companies still use inappropriate benchmarks for measuring investment performance. Instead of getting truthful results, investors are given a distorted perspective of performance which leads to mistaken conclusions.
(Audio) Ron does a Portfolio Report Card on a $26.9... Read More
Cyber-attacks on governments and corporations has become a routine part of the daily news.
For instance, the highly publicized cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year underscored the type of greatly feared computerized threat that exists. Besides financial losses, cyber... Read More
Some of us got started late at saving and investing for retirement. And while the financial services industry enjoys browbeating people who lack discipline, got distracted or got into trouble and temporarily paused saving money, I think empathy is due when empathy is warranted.
This week’s... Read More
It's been said that complexity is the enemy of execution. This is true with most things in life, including how you arrange your investments. An optimally performing and easy to manage investment portfolio might be the ultimate goal, but it's not so simple.
(Audio) What's your margin of... Read More
What is diversification? How is it obtained? Why does it matter?
In his book Capital Ideas Evolving, the great Peter L. Bernstein put it this way:
"The future is always uncertain. Consequently, risk management is fundamental to the whole process. Indeed, risk management is the only part of... Read More
Last year, Warren Buffett said he would direct the trustees of his estate to put 90% of his remaining assets in an S&P 500 index fund and 10% in short-term government bonds. Is there a better approach for individual investors to follow?
Although popular benchmarks like the S&P 500... Read More