Revisiting the Benefits of International Diversification
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Revisiting the Benefits of International Diversification

The benefits of a global equity allocation may diminish as markets integrate, but they haven’t just up and vanished. Larry Swedroe takes a multi-faceted look at the value of broad diversification, even in a flatter world. Ever since the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-2008, when the correlation of all risky assets rose toward 1, investors…

The Risk Warrior
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The Risk Warrior

In the most recent Investment Advisor cover story, Janet Levaux sits down with Larry Swedroe to get his latest thinking on asset allocation and portfolio diversification. Janet Levaux, editor-in-chief with Investment Advisor, sits down with Larry Swedroe to get his latest thinking on asset allocation and portfolio diversification. Find it on InvestmentAdvisorDigital.com By clicking on…

Evidence-Based Investing Captures What Traditional Indexing Leaves Behind
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Evidence-Based Investing Captures What Traditional Indexing Leaves Behind

Accepting tracking error risk and integrating evidence-based investing within your philosophy, you’re able to take advantage of what indexing brings to the table. Ryan Jennings highlights a few areas where this approach can capture what traditional indexing leaves behind. Prior to joining Buckingham Strategic Wealth, I worked with institutional clients educating them and supporting their…

Preparing Yourself for the ‘Retirement Apocalypse’ 
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Preparing Yourself for the ‘Retirement Apocalypse’ 

Is there a ‘Retirement Apocalypse’ approaching? Larry Swedroe talks with Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg TV about the four issues investors nearing retirement are facing and the argument for passive vs. active management. Is there a ‘Retirement Apocalypse’ approaching? Larry Swedroe talks with Scarlet Fu on Bloomberg TV about the four issues investors nearing retirement are…

Planning a Successful and Meaningful Life in Retirement
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Planning a Successful and Meaningful Life in Retirement

Planning for a successful retirement is about much more than just an investment strategy to fund your desired lifestyle. Larry Swedroe and Kevin Grogan’s new book “Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement” takes it a step further and focuses on planning for a meaningful life in retirement. While about 10,000 Americans retire daily,…

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2018’s Active Vs. Index Scorecard

New report, same old story. Larry Swedroe unpacks highlights from the most recent SPIVA scorecard that offer still more powerful evidence of active management’s continued failure to persistently outperform. Since 2002, S&P Dow Jones Indices has published its S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA) Scorecard, which compares the performance of actively managed equity mutual funds to…

Financial Advisors: Are You An Explainer, Elucidator Or Enchanter?
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Financial Advisors: Are You An Explainer, Elucidator Or Enchanter?

Not all financial planning—or financial planners—are equal. Tim Maurer explores how you can go beyond just sharing knowledge with your clients to truly inspire understanding and wisdom. Not all financial planning—or financial planners—are equal. The Certified Financial Planner™ Board has done much to standardize a substantive base level of knowledge for aspiring advisors. But the value of…