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The possible merger of two large international dear companies shows how investors should focus on the long-term when dealing with emerging markets

What a Beer Merger Teaches Investors about Investing Overseas?

The recent news regarding the emerging markets has not been good. Thus, the emerging market stock performance has also not been good. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is the index that captures large and medium size companies (834 in total) across 23 Emerging Markets countries.  For the year ending September 30, 2015, this index is down approximately 21% […]

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3 Essential Questions for Retirement Income Planning

What does it mean when we state that we are retirement income planners? For us it’s ensuring that all of our clients can answer the following question:  Are you going to outlive your money or is your money going to outlive you? If the answer to that question is that you are not sure (which […]

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I, Pencil – a video on the hidden benefits of free markets

This post contains a video called “I, Pencil”.  The video shows how the world that we live has evolved into the amazing place it is due to all of us working towards our own self interest.  By working  for our own self interest, we have created an incredible world where we all get to choose our […]

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What Investors Can Learn from NFL Point Spreads

Watching NFL football was never the same after one particular season in which my wife Maureen won the annual competition based on the friendly weekly competition to pick which football team would beat the other team by the published Las Vegas point spread. You can see these point spreads every day in the sports section. Ideally, the point […]

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Little girl with a newspaper boy's bicycle with the "Long Island Press" bag

Retirees Nemesis: Inflation

I had a newspaper delivery route when I was 10 years old delivering the “Long Island Press” – a now defunct newspaper. I had a sting ray bike with baseball cards in the spokes and because I delivered everyday without fail, the kickstand wore out. So as I pedaled, my pedal would constantly hit the […]

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Why Nobody Wants to Be Wrong

Why Nobody Wants to Be Wrong

This post is written by Joni Clark who is the Chief Investment Officer at our partner Loring Ward.  As Chief Investment Officer of Loring Ward, she directs investment policy and portfolio management strategies for the company. She also chairs the company’s Investment Committee. Why do so many investors make decisions based upon emotional reactions to short-term […]

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The China Syndrome

This is a guest post from Jim Parker – Vice President of our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA).  He discusses the state of the Chinese stock market and economy.  Last week’s devaluing of their currency – the Yuan – has global investors worried.  Should they be? The recent severe volatility in China’s share markets has […]

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6 Ways a Financial Adviser Can Help You

Many may view the role of a financial adviser as one who has unique insights into the market to give their clients an advantage. However, that belief is far from the truth. An adviser has no way of knowing what will happen next in the investment markets, nor does anybody else. There is no crystal […]

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Surviving Money Droughts

In New Jersey, where I live, we are once again in a rain drought – an annual event for us. Thankfully we haven’t seen a similar drought in the stock market for several years. You need to plan for either kind of dry-up, whether as a gardener trying to save azaleas or an investor hoping to […]

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Don’t fall in love with individual companies

Don’t fall in love with individual companies that you partially own through the ownership of their stock shares. This concept is difficult for many investors as they exalt the benefits of a particular company’s product or service that they provide.  For example, they may discuss how a retailer is always crowded when they go to the store […]

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