Depending on how you measure it, the U.S. stock market has been relatively calm now for somewhere between 2– 3 years, with no noteworthy corrections to report. That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been plenty of alarming news that could have triggered a “head for the hills” correction, but so far, nothing has. Not yet. This has left many investors a tad jumpy, fearing that it’s only a matter of time. As...

As we introduced in our last post, we’ve obtained the rights to share what we feel is an excellent series of articles: Evidence-Based Investment Insights. Here is the final post in this seven-part series. In our last piece, “Managing the Market’s Risky Business,” we described how diversification plays a key role in minimizing unnecessary risks and helping you better manage those that remain. Today, we’ll cover one more benefit to be...

As we introduced in our first installment, we’ve obtained the rights to share what we feel is an excellent series of articles: Evidence-Based Investment Insights. Here is the sixth post in this seven-part series.In our last piece, "The Full-Meal Deal of Diversification," we described how effective diversification means more than just holding a large number of accounts or securities. It also calls for efficient, low-cost exposure to a variety of...

As we introduced in our first installment, we’ve obtained the rights to share what we feel is an excellent series of articles: Evidence-Based Investment Insights. Here is the fifth post in this seven-part series. In our last piece, "Financial Gurus and Other Unicorns," we concluded our exploration of the formidable odds you face if you (or your hired help) try to outsmart the market’s lightning-fast price-setting efficiencies. Today, we turn...

As we introduced in our last post, we’ve obtained the rights to share what we feel is an excellent series of articles: Evidence-Based Investment Insights. Here is the fourth in this seven-part series.In our last piece, “Ignoring the Siren Song of Daily Market Pricing,” we explored how price-setting occurs in capital markets, and why investors should avoid reacting to breaking news. The cost and competition hurdles are just too tall....

As we introduced in our last post, we’ve obtained the rights to share what we feel is an excellent series of articles: Evidence-Based Investment Insights. Here is the third in this seven-part series. In our last piece, “You, the Market and the Prices You Pay,” we explored how group intelligence governs relatively efficient markets in an imperfect world. Today, let’s look at how prices are set moving forward. This, too, helps...

As we introduced in our last post, we’ve obtained the rights to share what we feel is an excellent series of articles: Evidence-Based Investment Insights. Here is the second in this seven-part series.When it comes to investing (or anything in life worth doing well) it helps to know what you’re facing. In this case, that’s “the market.” How do you achieve every investor’s dream of buying low and selling high...

The Summer of Investment Insights One popular episode in the TV series Seinfeld was “The Summer of George,” in which George declares, “I’m going to read a book! From beginning to end. In that order.” As our own summer flies by, we’ve got some similar book-reading to do ourselves. We look forward to reporting our book-reading results to you in a future “What Sheri’s Been Reading” post. In the meantime, as...

My son Dominic is 18 and a high school graduate, as of this week! Knock on wood, he’s had only one near-miss since he began to drive. Only days after receiving his permit, he and his dad were driving to school when a kamikaze deer leaped in front of the car. Devon, his younger brother, was waiting at the school bus stop and witnessed the event. Unfortunately, the deer had...

Complementing our mission to help individuals and families appreciate the wealth of their lives, we were thrilled to be recognized for our recent business development initiatives in the June 2 Financial Advisor magazine feature story, “The Next Level.” The article shares the tale of the January 2014 merger between SAGE Advisory Group and Broadview Financial Planning to form SageBroadview Financial Planning. From the outside, we hope we made it look...