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Behavioral Finance and Asset Allocation
John Boardman

Summary Points:   We simply have to watch money flow to know how “average investors” behave. Investor emotions typically run opposite to sound decision making. Sound allocation planning can provide other positive impacts on your overall plan.   An emotional investor is very likely to make poor decisions over his or her financial life.  Various … Continued

Portfolio Rebalancing
Andy Reynolds

Below are our key conclusions when considering rebalancing as part of an overall investment management: Developing asset allocation through a thoughtful understanding of the individual client remains the most important factor. Unemotional investment decisions are essential. Rebalances are essential for long-term asset management but are not the leading factor.   At the beginning of most … Continued

Behavioral Finance Basics
Andy Reynolds

As an advocate for our clients’ finances we spend a lot of time talking with clients about the decisions they make and how feelings can affect decision making.  I have told many clients that a good financial planner should be part investment-guru, part planning-guru, part-sounding board, and part-therapist.  All kidding aside, with most of our … Continued