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Are business cycles still meaningful?

Business cycles—and investment assets—will invariably revert to the mean given a long enough period of time. Though behaviorally difficult at times for clients, advisors need to advocate sticking to a long-term game plan of dynamic, risk-managed...

What is risk really all about?

When we invest, we can’t know the future or get a do-over. Dynamic, risk-managed strategies can help client portfolios be more responsive to changing market environments. Investors are so different. They pursue different goals. They react differently to...

Plan smart to retire smart

Earl Schultz, ChFC, CLU • Birdsboro, PA Strategic Wealth Advisory, LLC • USA Financial Securities Corp. Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Earl, talk about your service philosophy in working with clients. We are a family-owned,...

Placing a priority on client education

Matthew Rubis • Fargo, ND Rubis Financial, Inc. • Parkland Securities, LLC Read full biography below Proactive Advisor Magazine: Matthew, what was your path into the financial-services industry? My father has been in the industry for just over four...

A philosophy of serving clients first

Victor Tedesco, CFP, ChFC, MSFS • Marlton, NJ Strategic Financial Advisors Corporation • FSC Securities Corporation Read full biography below Andrew Leithe, CFP • Marlton, NJ Strategic Financial Advisors Corporation • FSC Securities Corporation Read...

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...

Can lower returns lead to more money in retirement?

The impact of sequencing and volatility on portfolio value. Returns, risk, pricing models, optimal portfolio construction—there are so many facets of effective investing and portfolio management. As busy as most of us are, who has time to really dig in...

Why proactive money management makes sense for clients

When it comes to managing money, focus first on risk management, defending a portfolio from losses. This doesn’t mean being overly conservative—but a great offense without an equally great defense achieves little for clients in the long run. We all have...