Where should you turn to for advice?

Seeking Advice 101 (Part 1)

Key Points

  • The financial services industry is broad and varied, so it behooves consumers to have a grounded understanding of how the industry works and how it is compensated.
  • Commissions have the potential to create a conflict of interest between the seller and the buyer. Therefore, buyer beware!
  • When it comes to financial advice, a fee-only fiduciary can be invaluable.

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The Three Key Benefits of Sound Investment Management Advice

Key Points

  • A financial advisor can help with crafting an investment plan that is suited to your goals, needs, and risk tolerance.
  • A Strategic Model Portfolio can then be implemented to meet your investment objectives.
  • Sound investment management that includes Portfolio Construction, Wealth Management, and Behavioral Coaching can provide tangible long-term benefit.

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Risk Management 101 (Part 1)

Key Points

  • Sound investing comes down to focusing on what you can control, while still maintaining a solid understanding the risks associated with what you cannot.
  • Risk Management involves understanding and controlling for the uncertainties related to the financial markets (systematic risk) or a particular company (idiosyncratic risk).
  • Risk-adjusted return can be quantified by the ratio of expected return divided by risk.
  • Volatility is a common, although imperfect measure of risk.

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