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Separate? Separately managed? Or both?

Some advisors have an ingrained resistance to using separately managed accounts—but it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. There are perhaps as many styles of investment management as there are people in the financial-services...

Why it’s smart to focus on female clients

Women have enormous power in the economic and investment landscape, but their financial needs are often underserved by financial advisors—which is why it’s smart to actively court female clients. In fact, some financial advisors even make a niche out of...

Retirees’ oncoming financial tsunami

It is different this time: The impact of demographics on sequence-of-returns issues. It isn’t a question of if the next bear market will occur, but when. But this one will be different. It has the potential to be a financial superstorm. Like all major...

Capitalizing on niches

The combination of niche targeting and active portfolio management provides many advisors with a competitive edge. Advisors who endorse active portfolio management are already carving out a distinctive niche for themselves in the wealth-management...

The coming transformation of technical analysis

While technical analysis has its roots in practices thousands of years old, advances in technology, behavioral psychology, and artificial intelligence will lead the next transformation of the discipline. Origins of technical analysis Technical analysis...

Are index funds the next market ‘bubble’?

While bear markets are inevitable, will their impact be exacerbated by the growth of passive index funds—and the accompanying “madness of crowds”? One of the fun aspects of having children is re-exposure to some great kid-friendly literature. In a...

6 misconceptions about alternative investments

Alternative strategies provide a valuable tool to help investors manage risk in their investment portfolios, but this growing investment category is often misunderstood. The investment category of alternative investments is perhaps one of the most...