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Making Investment Decisions: Are You Kirk or Spock?

When it comes to making investment decisions, our natural decision-making style carries enormous weight. We are, after all, talking about our life savings. The stakes are high – right up there with decisions we make about our health, our children’s welfare, and our careers. If you are in your 20’s or 30’s, you may think […]

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A Proven Way to Avoid Bear Markets

This is the second installment of a three-part series about how to avoid bear markets. An Alternative to the popular Buy & Hold approach A systematic, rules-based risk management methodology Designed to reduce equity exposure during weak markets Increases risk-adjusted returns by reducing portfolio volatility Tested and proven effective since 1900 Has added 2.3% per […]

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This Strategy is Beating the Market by 15% YTD

Have you drunk the “nobody can beat the market” Kool Aid? If so, don’t worry. You’re in good company. The majority of advisers, brokers, planners, and experts have pounded this claim into your head relentlessly. But is it true? The Truth About Beating the Market It’s very hard for an investor, even a professional one, […]

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Game Plan for Next Week – September 2, 2017

the clash

The question many of you are asking yourselves these days was nicely captured by The Clash:“Should I Stay or Should I Go?If I go, there will be troubleAnd if I stay it will be double.One day it’s fine and next it’s black.This indecision’s bugging me…”The Game PlanThis bull market is now the second-longest on record. […]

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What Kind of Investor Are You and Why Should You Care?

Why should you care?Knowing what kind of investor you are is surprisingly important. In fact, it can often make the difference between under- and over-performance in the market. Why?Because different investor types require different investing strategies. If your strategy doesn’t match your type, you will be ineffective and frustrated. On the other hand, if you […]

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ETF Leader Board: 2007-2017

etf 2017 winners

It’s time once again to review the ETF Leader Board. Data is updated through June 2017, and goes back 10.5 years to 2007. We look at the winners over several time frames: 2017 YTD, and 1, 3, 5 and 10 years.We also look at the ETF category level, and the individual ETF level. The goal […]

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