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Does Diversification Still Make Sense?

    After a year like 2014 when one asset class (S&P 500) outperformed almost every other, investors naturally ask themselves whether broad global diversification still make sense. The simple answer is yes. Broad diversification remains one of the best risk management tools available to investors. However, a broadly diversified portfolio’s returns will never be […]

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Markets Work

The evidence is clear. Markets do a great job of setting prices. Markets aren’t perfect but they do such a good job that they make it nearly impossible for investors to outguess the markets and cover their costs. We, at Independence Advisors, know that this runs counter to what investors are told on a daily […]

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What’s An Investors Most Important New Year’s Resolution?

Avoid this pattern of behavior by using the DR Strategy…   Greed and Fear conspire to disrupt even the most well considered investment strategy and those emotions are formidable opponents for most investors. Quite simply, the majority of investors have a hard time resisting the emotions of greed and fear. The data is clear on […]

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Making Lemonade from Lemons

We often talk, especially towards year end, about loss harvesting or harvesting your losses.  While no one likes losses in his or her portfolio, this technique is the equivalent of making lemonade from lemons.  Though tax considerations shouldn’t be the primary driver of your investing decisions, losses will occur in every portfolio at one time […]

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Lunch in Germany and the Nobel Prize

What a wonderful surprise! It came on October 13, while I was eating lunch in Frankfurt, Germany, with Christoph Kanzler, head of Germany for Dimensional Fund Advisors. The timing was perfect. We learned that one of our heroes, Eugene Fama of the University of Chicago, had just won the Nobel Prize in economics for his […]

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