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Reaching out to an underserved segment

Gretchen Ricker • Bakersfield, CA Transamerica Financial Advisors Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Gretchen, what motivated you to become an investment advisor? I have been involved with financial services in one form or another for...

The problem with pie charts

Relying on 30-year-old asset-allocation models makes little sense in today’s investment environment. “Tactical,” “strategic,” “active,” “passive”: These are all somewhat nebulous terms that financial advisors use expecting the general investing...

A passion for building wealth

Dennis Yamasaki • Lynnwood, WA Affirmative Financial Services Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Dennis, what drives your passion in helping clients plan for their future? I share an investing story with all of my clients that...

A game plan for winning

Garry Dippel • Dallas, TX Geneos Wealth Management Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Garry, talk about your overall philosophy when it comes to working with clients. Sports have always been a big part of my life. I was a four-sport...

A more efficient (and profitable) frontier

Why active management makes optimal portfolios easier to create In his 2011 best seller titled “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” Nobel Prize–winning author Daniel Kahneman explains how people form opinions from complex information, saying, “It is the...

They’ve got it backward!

Should buy-and-hold investors be more active and active investors more patient? It was 1969, and my favorite Michigan-area radio station was WKNR. One deejay, Russ Gibb, got a call from a college student saying there was a hidden verse in the Beatles’...

Buy and fold

The only investment approach investors should consider is one they will actually follow. Millions of Americans follow what has become traditional advice to “buy and hold.” This approach might be best summarized by John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard...

Correction protection

The key to winning the game is staying in the game January’s nasty correction has already put many asset managers behind the eight ball for 2016 in terms of performance, and the worst may not be over yet. This can be partially attributed to the years of...

The Correlation Conundrum

Traditional risk management fails investors in both up and down markets This year started with a brutal reminder that investing involves the risk of loss as well as the opportunity for gain. January’s losses followed on the heels of a year in which 70%...

Buy and hold 
is a young person’s game

For older workers and retired investors, the odds are against winning with a buy-and-hold game plan The statistics are familiar. According to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, the typical working family headed by someone in the 55-to-64...

Helping clients climb down the mountain

Behavioral research has documented many of the obstacles that trip up self-directed investors—the first step in gaining knowledge is often one of self-awareness. As financial advisors, we wear many hats: detective, analyst, strategist, architect,...