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Market Review 2020 – Valuable Insights to Pass Along

As we look back now and do our market review 2020, there’s one thing for sure. Year 2020 proved to be one of the most tumultuous in modern history, marked by a number of developments that were historically

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Why Stick with a Globally Diversified Portfolio? Principle 7 in Evidence-Based Investing

Why Stick with a Globally Diversified Portfolio? Principle 7 in Evidence-Based Investing

Why buy and hold a globally diversified portfolio instead of reacting to breaking news? Political, social, and economic headlines come and go. But you never know which market segments will outperform from

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Diversify Your Investment Universe: Principle 6 in Evidence-Based Investing

Holding securities across many market segments, expanding your investment universe, can help manage overall risk. But diversifying within your home market may not be enough. Global diversification can

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What Really Drives Higher Expected Returns? Principle 5 in Evidence-Based Investing

There is a wealth of academic research into what really drives higher expected returns. Simply put, expected returns = current market prices + expected future cash flows. Investors can use this basic equation

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Understanding How Markets Work for You: Principle 4 in Evidence-Based Investing

Attending to how markets work is important for you and your investment portfolio. Should you buy, sell, or hold tight? Before the news tempts you to jump into or flee from breaking trends, it’s critical

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Resist Chasing Past Performance: Principle 3 in Evidence-Based Investing

Some investors select mutual funds based on their past performance. Yet, past returns offer little insight into a fund’s future returns. For example, most funds in the top quartile (25%) of previous

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Trying To Outguess the Market Has No Role: Principle 2 in Evidence-Based Investing

Trying To Outguess the Market Has No Role: Principle 2 in Evidence-Based Investing

Wouldn’t it be great to hold only top selections in your investment portfolio, with no disappointments to detract from your success? Of course it would. It would also be nice to hold a $100 million winning

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Embrace Market Pricing: Principle 1 in Evidence Based Investing

Embrace Market Pricing: Principle 1 in Evidence Based Investing

Market pricing is about you, the market, and the prices you pay. When it comes to investing it helps to know what you’re facing. In this case, that’s “the market.” How do you achieve every investor’s

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Top Heavy Market? Giant Firms on Top Is Nothing New

Top Heavy Market? Giant Firms on Top Is Nothing New

A top-heavy stock market with the largest 10 stocks accounting for over 20% of market capitalization and a marquee technology firm perched at No. 1? This is not new. A breakdown of the largest US stocks

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