Investment Fundamentals

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August 15, 2019

Eight Mistakes that can Upend Your Retirement

Pursuing your retirement dreams is challenging enough without making some common, and very avoidable, mistakes. Here are eight big mistakes to steer clear of, if possible. No Strategy. Yes, the biggest mistake is having no strategy at all. Without a strategy, you may have no goals, leaving you no […]
June 5, 2018

Can Socially Responsible Investing Be Both Good and Profitable?

Is a “Socially Conscious” Portfolio Sustainable? Is it possible to make money as a company or an investor and at the same time be environmentally, socially and corporately responsible? While the bottom line still reigns supreme, the idea of investors taking a negative screen of their portfolio is becoming […]
May 22, 2018

The Terms of Real Estate Investing

Real Estate Investments A Deeper Look Have you ever considered investing in real estate? As with all types of investments, there are risks and time horizons that may or may not be consistent with individual goals and objectives.  Usually held as part of a larger portfolio and often […]
May 15, 2018

What is Value Investing?

Value Investing and Today’s Portfolio A Key to Understanding This Investment Philosophy   Every consumer likes a good bargain, particularly value investors, who seek out stocks trading for less than their intrinsic value. By choosing companies the market has undervalued, or investing in mutual funds with similar objectives, […]
April 9, 2018

5 Tips for Paying Off Debt

Around 80 percent of Americans have some form of debt, whether through credit cards, student loans, a mortgage or other types of consumer loans. If you’re one of them and you’re looking to pay off your debt fast, here are five tips you can act on now to […]
November 14, 2017

The Impact of Compounding Interest

Potentially one of the most important pieces of fundamental investment knowledge is that of compounding interest. A concept thought to have originated as early as the 17th century, there are detailed equations used to compute it but compound interest can simply be explained as “interest on interest”. When […]
May 3, 2017

Don’t Let Outcome Bias Get the Best of You

The shape of retirement is changing. As life expectancy increases and retirement lasts longer, more intensive and intentional retirement planning is required. Many individuals planning to retire are focusing less on corporate retirement options and more on individual retirement planning. This requires individual investors to take great care […]
December 21, 2016

How To Beat Inflation

Good news! This just in! Capital markets reward long-term investors!  Ok, it isn’t really new information, but it is always encouraging to hear it again, When financial markets are the main investment avenue it is reassuring to know that free markets provide a long-term return that offsets the […]