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Building a Better Bond Portfolio

  • June 19th, 2018

If fixed income is the bedrock of a client’s portfolio, then it better be solid. Investment Strategy Advisor Brian Haywood gives CNBC a look at how credit quality, duration and laddering fit into our evidence-based approach for building bond portfolios. “We think of fixed income as the bedrock of a client’s portfolio. It is there…

Financial Illiteracy’s High Cost 

  • June 19th, 2018

A recent study explores how a lack of financial literacy can cost investors returns. It’s a great tragedy that despite its obvious importance to everyone, our educational system almost totally ignores the field of finance and investments. This is true unless you go to an undergraduate business school or pursue an MBA in finance. Eighteenth-century…

The Risk and Return Implications of ESG

  • June 14th, 2018

ESG investors may be sacrificing some of their returns to express their social preferences, but is there an offsetting benefit in terms of lower portfolio risk? Larry Swedroe unpacks a new study that explores both sides of the strategy. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment strategies—along with the narrower category of socially responsible investing (SRI)—have…

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