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The 6 Most Loathed Words in Fishing and Investing…

“You should have been here yesterday!” It happens on every fishing trip.  At dinner, a well-intentioned fishing buddy or acquaintance tells you about the unbelievable fishing he experienced earlier that same day just over the mountain.  “You should have been there!” he boasts. Images of rising fish in numbers and sizes of mythical proportions race […]

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Behavioral Factors That Influence Investment Decisions

In my previous post we looked at the four keys to understanding factors that impact investment risk and return. Here we’ll explore the human factors that influence investment decisions more than you might think. No matter how much discipline and empirical research they have at their disposal, the clear majority of investors have difficulty sticking […]

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The Power of Diversification

In my last post we discussed the three key concepts that determine the price of an individual security.  Here we’ll explore the importance of diversifying your investments. More than five decades of academic research has confirmed two key benefits of diversifying and they’re among the most powerful concepts in financial economics: (a) Having a diversified portfolio […]

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Simplicity can pay big dividends in Fishing and Investing

Key Takeaways Whether fishing or investing, don’t get seduced by fancy, but unnecessary new products on the market. Complexity is a formidable enemy for both the fly fisher and the investor. Reducing complexity and cost is the key to success in both endeavors.   There are a bewildering number of choices when you select a […]

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What Can We Expect in 2017? Answer: The Unexpected

What will 2017 hold for the markets? About this time every January, news outlets, economists, fund managers and other pundits flood the media with their predictions about what the market will do in the year ahead. Bold predictions abound regarding anticipated interest rate movements, the direction of the S&P 500 index and the global economy, […]

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Prediction Season

The close of each calendar year brings with it the holidays as well as a chance to look forward to the year ahead. In the coming weeks, investors are likely to be bombarded with predictions about what the future, and specifically the next year, may hold for their portfolios. These outlooks are typically accompanied by […]

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I Retired Early! Now what do I do for healthcare?

Key Takeaways Plan ahead and work with your wealth advisor well before a retirement opportunity arises. Continue existing coverage through an early retirement package or COBRA if possible. Your healthcare premiums may be much higher after retirement. Congratulations, you scrimped and saved for retirement. You talked to your wealth advisor and finally pulled the plug.  […]

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