Author: Brent Lemieux CFA® CPA We all know that investing in the market is not for the faint of heart. The market often behaves like a manic depressive, changing its mood from one day to the next. This can be scary when things get ugly and the market tanks. It’s usually best to stay the course in … [Read more...]
What Is Tax Loss Harvesting?
What is Rebalancing?
Author: Brent Lemieux CFA® CPA Portfolio Rebalancing Explained At a high level, rebalancing is the process of adjusting your portfolio back to its target asset allocation percentages. Over time, investments change value and the allocation will drift away from the original target. In order to … [Read more...]
Why Do Investors Often Earn Less Than Their Investments?
Author: Brent Lemieux CFA® CPA The behavior gap is the difference between the return a mutual fund earns and the return the average investor earns on that fund. For example, let’s say fund x earned 10% last year and the average investor in fund x earned 8%. In this example the behavior gap is 2% … [Read more...]
What is Wealth Management?
Author: Emily Tierney Before I worked in the wealth management industry, the word wealth brought to mind that 0.01% of the population with net worths in the millions and billions. Wealth meant superstars and CEOs surrounded by piles of gold bars, stacks of Benjamins, sprawling mansions with … [Read more...]
How Can We Protect Our Future From Financial Crisis?
Author: Brent Lemieux CFA® CPA In his 1949 book, “The Intelligent Investor” (the best book ever written on investing according to Warren Buffett), Benjamin Graham created a fictional character named Mr. Market. Mr. Market is a remarkably accurate human representation of the stock market and … [Read more...]