Anson Blog

May 30, 2018

Security Concerns When Storing Data in the Cloud

How secure is your data when it’s stored in the cloud?   As cloud storage becomes more common, data security is an increasing concern. Companies and schools have been increasing their use of services like Google Drive for some time, and lots of individual users also store files […]
March 31, 2017

Agribusiness: A New Investment Opportunity

The effects of climate change have been heavily represented in the news over the last few years, but has its impact on agricultural investments been fully considered? The impact of climate change on certain crops could make agribusiness a strong long-term investment option.  There are two factors that need […]
March 24, 2017

Cybersecurity: A Threat and an Opportunity

Cybersecurity has become a top concern of governments and businesses, and network protection resources are poised for significant growth. In 2016, nearly 32% of computers were attacked by cyber-crime (Kaspersky Labs). From the alleged hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s email server, to the massive Yahoo breach, cybersecurity […]
March 22, 2017

The Benefits of Automatic Enrollment in a 401(k) Plan

Automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans has grown by 50% since 2010 (Vanguard) and with good reason. Automatic enrollment (henceforth referred to as “AE”) reframes the savings decision and generally increases individual participation. When individuals are automatically enrolled in the plan, the decision to decline can become more laborious […]
March 10, 2017

Emerging Economies and the Digital Age

The following information includes a synopsis of the data found in a report by McKinsey Global Institute called “Digital Globalization.” This article only contains some of the information in that report, and we encourage you to delve deeper into it if you are interested in knowing more. There […]
January 11, 2017

One Way to Truly Diversify

We hear it a lot: “Made in America” and “Keep our jobs at home,” but what about our stocks? Does the same apply to the markets in which we invest? Many people tend to concentrate their investments in their home stock market automatically. This means that a lot […]
December 28, 2016

The Myth of Predicting Investment Behavior

Have you ever been to a fortune teller? Or been tempted by the promise of answers to your future? It is a common desire, to want to be sure that your future is the best it can be. The same even applies to investing. Many times, movements in […]
December 14, 2016

Considering Morningstar a Fiduciary is a Bad Idea

Morningstar is a big name in the investment industry. Their “star” system of rating investments is one of the most widely used, yet misunderstood, rating systems. Unfortunately, Morningstar’s fiduciary advice follows in similar footsteps. The company has admitted that their star system is not a strong indicator of […]
December 9, 2016

Be Smarter Than Your Friends: Choose an Index Fund

It is an essential investment decision: actively managed mutual funds or index funds? Actively traded investments, outsmarting the market, and “playing the game,” or investing in the index and playing it safer? Whether you are a risk-taker or a risk-adverse investor, you need to know that index funds […]
October 4, 2016

All Investment Advisers Are Not Created Equal

When choosing a retirement plan for your company, it is important to also carefully choose an investment professional to help you make the right choices. As the company, or plan fiduciaries, it is your responsibility to select, and monitor, an investment adviser that complies with ERISA responsibilities. It […]