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Kevin Taylor

Why we rebalance?

“Rebalancing is both risk management and capital growth” In this Article: the effect of our recent rebalancing a view of our process in action the result of active risk mitigation Overview Our rebalancing process is an important discipline we maintain

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Kevin Taylor

What is the CIMA® Designation?

Mandatory vs. Voluntary designations? Several of the designations involved in our industry are often associated with being a mark of distinction. Series exams, for example, are often cited as a way clients will understand the legitimacy of their advisor. And

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Market InSights
Kevin Taylor

Tesla added to S&P500

Today is the last day that Tesla will not be part of the S&P. S&P Dow Jones Indices has announced Tesla’s addition Friday after the market close. Tesla will officially trade as a member of the S&P 500 by the

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Investment Bias: Bandwagon Effect (or Groupthink)

The bandwagon effect, or groupthink, describes gaining comfort in something because many other people do the same. After all, “there is safety in numbers” correct? This is a falsehood. But let’s separate bandwagon-ing, from conventional wisdom. There is value that

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Investment Bias: Confirmation

Confirmation bias is the natural human tendency to seek specific supportive sources, or overemphasize information confirming our decisions. People will often come to a conclusion, then seek information confirming the decision. Think about buying a car, once you bought the

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Investment Bias: Anchoring

Everyone has heard a mantra about first impressions and their lasting impact. That works for investors too. Because our brains thrive on recognizing patterns and the relationship one element has with another. This mental phenomena is called anchoring.  This want

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Peter Locke

What’s the value? 

This is the untold story of what happens to most people that meet with financial advisors not CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™.  Whether you’re at a big brokerage firm, insurance company, or on a robo advisor platform, the stories are the same.  

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Kevin Taylor

Not just outperformance, the right performance

We are a firm that believes the majority of a client’s ability to generate wealth happens from decisions made outside of their investment portfolio. However, we take our role as active managers seriously and have developed a fundamentals driven process

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Kevin Taylor

Obituary: the 60/40 Portfolio

The 60/40 portfolio was born in 1952 in Chicago, IL to Harry Markowitz. It received widespread adoption in the investment community and Nobel Prize accolades. The practice of balancing the correlation between stocks and bonds has died; on March 23rd,

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