Tag: investing

Market “Signs”

Most will recall the 1970s hit song “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band.  Even if you don’t initially recognize the tune, the iconic refrain will likely jog your memory: “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”   The song was […]

The Importance of Saving

Investment returns garner headlines, but saving money can carry far greater importance to long-term financial success.  Nate & Conor detail the surprising numbers crunched by Pension Partner’s Charlie Bilello and explain how saving money is one of the few things investors can control.  Also, Dave Wahl, Senior Portfolio Specialist at Rare Infrastructure, spotlights the Legg […]

Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas Highlights Key Trends in ETFs & Investing

Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg, highlights several key trends shaping the investment landscape, explaining the potential longer-term implications to investors.

Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas Highlights Key Trends in ETFs & Investing

Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg, highlights several key trends shaping the investment landscape, explaining the potential longer-term implications to investors.  Nate & Conor discuss the recent rise in yields and spotlight the FlexShares iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS ETF (TDTT).

The Simple, Straightforward, and Nearly Foolproof Approach to Investing

The following was authored by Bill McNabb, chairman and chief executive officer of Vanguard. If you think you’ve had reason to feel uneasy about the investment environ­ment lately, you’re not imagining things. In just the past few months, we’ve seen economic uncertainty, intense political polarization, and super-low bond yields. Yet at the same time, the stock […]

Which Investment Strategy is Right for You?

Buy and hold?  Traditional active management?  A rules-based approach?  Nate, Conor, & Jason explain the pros and cons of three popular investment strategies and offer important keys to success regardless of your approach.

What To Do When Financial News Headlines Jump Out at You

The following was authored by Heather Pelant, Personal Investor Strategist at BlackRock I’ve written about how my aunt calls me when the markets worry her. Needless to say, she’s been calling a lot. Rising interest rates. Sinking oil prices. A strong dollar and weak earnings. Greece, China and Puerto Rico. The news headlines make hay of […]

Value & Momentum Investing

Value and momentum investing can both offer the opportunity for additional returns. We discuss the underlying investor behaviors explaining why.  Alpha Architect’s Wes Gray and Jack Vogel also join us to offer their thoughts.

Abnormal Returns Founder Tadas Viskanta Offers Key Lessons for Investors

Tadas Viskanta, Founder & Editor of the popular investment blog Abnormal Returns, offers key lessons for investors culled over his years of blogging and own investing experience.  Nate and Conor also discuss “Simple, Bedrock Rules on Personal Finance” and spotlight an India stock ETF.