With 2016 now officially history, a new year is upon us. And the great part about each new year is the opportunity for a fresh start.
But before completely ignoring or forgetting what happened in 2016, the beginnings of a brand new year offer more than just a clean slate, but an opportunity for... Read More
If you asked a thousand different people about the key factors that should drive their investment choices, you're bound to get a thousand different answers.
Some, for example, might be inclined to argue that U.S. stocks (NYSEARCA:SCHB) have increased for eight consecutive years and there's no... Read More
News flash: Investors who assumed their investments in conservative bonds and bond funds (Nasdaq:LSBRX) were safe from losses are learning otherwise.
Since mid-2016, the performance for U.S. bonds (NYSEARCA:BND) with top credit grades have sunk almost 4%. For perspective, the 12-month yield... Read More
Over the past several years traditional market cap weighted indexes have been derided. Why? Because upstarts, known as "smart beta" have taken the ETF marketplace by storm and are trying to dislodge traditional indexing .
And one of the oft-repeated arguments against traditional indexing that... Read More
Funding your retirement is a big financial obligation that no one can escape. How big? While other expenses like paying for college education or a home are also large, they aren't necessarily in the same league. Why? Because buying a home or paying for a family member's education isn't something we... Read More