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The Sky Isn’t Falling

Bear markets are simply a feature of the stock market, not a problem. But they can still hurt. To help investors avoid catastrophizing recent volatility, Larry Swedroe lays out some economic positives to also keep in mind. From an emotional perspective, steep market declines are difficult to deal with, as we tend to feel the…

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Long/Short Portfolios Can Improve Tax Efficiency

Is the conventional wisdom that equates turnover and shorting with tax inefficiency actually right? Larry Swedroe unpacks research showing that relaxing quantitative tax-aware strategies’ long-only constraint can drastically increase tax benefits. “Conventional wisdom” can be defined as ideas that are so accepted they go unquestioned. Unfortunately, conventional wisdom is often wrong. Two good examples are…

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Bear Markets to Be Borne With Equanimity

When faced with stock market volatility, it’s critical to take the long view. Larry Swedroe helps keep things in perspective with a look at why disciplined investors have been rewarded for their patience. The holiday season is supposed to be about good cheer. Given the economic news, you might think investors would have plenty to…

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Do You Want to Buy What’s Cheap or Expensive?

In a new look at why global diversification remains the prudent strategy, Larry Swedroe writes that equity valuations today suggest investors are likely to be disadvantaged if they underallocate to emerging market stocks. You have a choice to invest in asset class A, which has a one-year forward-looking price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.6; or asset…

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Putting Panic Into Perspective

There’s always something to worry about when it comes to the stock market, but panic selling all-too-often ends in disaster. That, Larry Swedroe writes, is why it’s so crucial for investors to have a prudent, well-thought-out financial plan in place. As the director of research for Buckingham Strategic Wealth and The BAM Alliance, whenever markets…

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Are Corporate Bonds Worth the Risk?

After a look at the historical evidence, Larry Swedroe makes the case that investors haven’t been adequately compensated for taking on the various risks, implementation issues and other planning requirements associated with corporate bonds. It’s important that investors understand all risky assets can experience long periods of underperformance. My favorite example that makes this point…

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Minimize Taxes Over a Lifetime

For a more secure retirement, think larger than simply trying to pay the least amount in taxes each year. Wealth Advisor Bill Morgan outlines the process for building an overarching spend-down strategy designed to minimize taxes over a lifetime. Almost every client we talk with emphasizes one primary, overriding goal: having enough money in retirement….

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Temperament Trumps Intellect in Investing

Larry Swedroe offers his seven keys to remaining a patient and disciplined investor over the long haul. Legendary investor Warren Buffett famously stated: “Success in investing doesn’t correlate with IQ. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people in trouble investing.” The reason temperament…

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The Guide to Happy Giving

The giving season is now underway, so we’re revisiting some tips from Tim Maurer about how to transform an often stressful (and, at times, guilt-ridden) element of the holidays into something life-giving and fulfilling. The giving season is underway, with the holidays and year-end bearing down on us. So how can we transform one of…

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