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New Money to Invest – Lump Sum or Dollar Cost Average?

A question we have been asked repeatedly over the last six months has been: what is the best strategy to get into the market with new money?  Invest all of it at once?  Or invest in smaller increments over time through dollar-cost averaging? The most important thing to keep in mind is that the decision…

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The 2020 Election and Your Investment Portfolio

With election time now getting closer, we are inundated with opinions and prognostications about not only who will win but what that victory will mean for the markets.  When you couple the uncertainties of the election with the other trials facing our country including, but not limited to, high unemployment, the economic and personal consequences…

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Coronavirus – What Does it Mean for Your Investments?

Over the last several weeks, the coronavirus has grabbed global headlines. So far, U.S. markets have remained relatively immune. But should you try to dodge markets that have been exposed? The answer to that question is simple: breaking news should not impact your investment program.  A portfolio that is invested according to an evidence-based investment…

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Market Corrections, Bear Markets, and Recessions: A Primer

As the markets continue to move up and down and as the media continues to have a field day playing with our emotions, it is no wonder that many investors find themselves questioning what lies ahead.  While no one can predict what the markets will do or how people will react to the news of…

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What is Tracking Error Regret?

A central tenet of our investment philosophy is diversification. Furthermore, we advocate for “real diversification”, which means owning thousands of stocks in companies of all sizes (large and small), geography (U.S. and non-US) and investment style (value and growth).  This type of diversification represents the only “free-lunch” there is in investing. But real diversification also…

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Three Reasons Not to React to Financial News

Stock prices change as new information becomes available.  It’s not surprising that many investors believe that it is crucial to follow financial news carefully and then act quickly on news that might be relevant to their investments.  While this may sound like a good idea, the reality is that you cannot expect to consistently improve…

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