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Should clients really want to beat the market?

What does it take to “beat the market”? Is it more important to deliver value to clients in terms of risk-adjusted returns? Proponents of active management have been somewhat on the defensive over the past several years. With relatively strong stock...

Risky business

How can advisors build a more meaningful investor behavioral profile? The long-lasting effects of the Great Recession It is hardly news that many investors remain permanently scarred by the credit crisis of 2007 to 2009. Many research studies since have...

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...

Why smart clients do dumb things

Highly intelligent people are often susceptible to making poor investing decisions—behavioral research offers some clues why History books are full of examples of faulty thinking by some of the most intelligent people of their time. News articles remind...