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Can You Feel It?

August 27, 2015

Notice the different reactions on the faces of people riding a roller coaster. Behavioral economists tell us that investors feel the pain of loss about three times more than we enjoy the gain. It is just being human.The benefit of this area of research...

Whew! Glad that's over with...

August 21, 2015

It seems that we may be in the midst of a good ole stock market correction.  A correction is when a stock market index loses 10% or of its value from the peak. As of this morning, the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 are approaching correction status...

When Financial Plan Go Awry

June 26, 2015

A recent article in Financial Planning (June, 2015) pointed out that some advisors spend decades working with their client’s plan for retirement, only to see that plan fall apart.   It seems that the most often mentioned reasons were...

Auto enrollment

May 7, 2015

For many decades, companies provided pension plans for their employees’ retirement.  There were no papers to fill out to participate; you were automatically enrolled under the plans.  About forty years ago, profit sharing and 401(k)...

Beyond My Control or Lessons Learned

November 10, 2014

The month of October 2014 proves an insightful lesson for investors. Beginning the last 10 days of September, the S&P 500 stock index started to fall, and by the end of the first week of October the slide continued with intensity. By October 15th,...

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