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Client Letter June 2015

Client Letter June 2015

 Investment Review June 2015

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Navigating Your 401(k)

Navigating Your 401(k)

Have you seen your plan’s new web center yet?  Take a look and browse through it to get familiar.

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Target Allocations: Spectrum of Returns

Target Allocations: Spectrum of Returns

These charts demonstrate how asset allocation affects the range of expected returns.

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Have you seen the new Private Client Center yet?

Have you seen the new Private Client Center yet?

 To support our planning and investment collaborations, we’ve set up a new website with a new Private Client Center.  We hope you’ll take a few minutes to log in and explore the site and the many exciting features.

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Asset Allocation: Cooking with Index Funds

Asset Allocation: Cooking with Index Funds

Asset allocation -- the mix of cash, bonds and stocks in a portfolio -- determines the spectrum of returns you will experience. Here's a great insight from Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard...


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Supreme Court Decision on 401(k) Fiduciary Responsibility

Supreme Court Decision on 401(k) Fiduciary Responsibility

This article describes a recent Supreme Court decision which requires plan sponsors and investment advisors to regularly review the investments within a retirement plan...

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Fidelity's Charitable Assets rise 21 percent in 2014

Fidelity's Charitable Assets rise 21 percent in 2014

The Fidelity Investments business that manages money designated by clients for charitable giving said assets grew to $14.6 billion last year, a 21 percent increase over 2013.

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Asset Allocation: Cooking with Index Funds

Asset Allocation: Cooking with Index Funds

Asset allocation -- the mix of cash, bonds and stocks in a portfolio -- determines the spectrum of returns you will experience. Here's a great insight from Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard...

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Loomis Bond -- Interview with Dan Fuss

Loomis Bond -- Interview with Dan Fuss

This interview with Dan Fuss, who has managed Loomis Bond Institutional to a 9.7% annual return since opening it 24 years ago, appeared in Forbes, May 25, 2015 issue.

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Loomis Bond -- Interview with Dan Fuss

Loomis Bond -- Interview with Dan Fuss

This interview with Dan Fuss, who has managed Loomis Bond Institutional to a 9.7% annual return since opening it 24 years ago, appeared in Forbes, May 25, 2015 issue.

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Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)

Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)recently announced that it will be adding small cap stocks and China A-shares to its $67 billion emerging markets index fund to bring additional diversification...

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Emerging Markets Focus

Emerging Markets Focus

Your portfolio gains exposure to emerging markets through mutual fund investments. This article by Burton Malkiel of Princeton covers the fundamental reasons for including emerging markets funds in a well diversified portfolio...

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The Power of Compounding

The Power of Compounding

Einstein called compounding the most powerful force in the universe. Find out why starting now is a good idea!

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Tax Savvy Investing

Tax Savvy Investing

The value added through efficient tax management of investments.

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Principles for Investment Success Whitepaper

Principles for Investment Success Whitepaper

Our time tested keys to investment success.

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Principles for Investment Success Whitepaper

Principles for Investment Success Whitepaper

Our time tested keys to investment success.

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The High Cost of Thinking Short-Term

The High Cost of Thinking Short-Term

This article from Sunday’s New York Times updates data we've reported in the past about the Performance Gap suffered by the average mutual fund investor.

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Performance Gap: The High Cost of Thinking Short-Term

Performance Gap: The High Cost of Thinking Short-Term

Here's a great article from Sunday’s New York Times about one of the key points we talked about in your plan's educational seminar. Why does the average fund investor underperform market indexes so badly? What can you do to close the performance gap?

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"The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham notes

"The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham notes

These are notes from The Intelligent Investor, one of the most important books ever written about investing. Written by Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett's mentor and professor at Columbia, it provides the margin of safety concept as well as the intellectual framework for many of our investment strategies. It outlines how one should think about the relationship between price/valuation and returns, as well as our approach to managing portfolios through market fluctuations. The chapter, The Investor and Market Fluctuations, should be considered required reading.

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Progress: 401(k)'s Have Simply Gotten A Whole Lot Better

Progress: 401(k)'s Have Simply Gotten A Whole Lot Better

It is pretty easy to focus on what is wrong with our defined-contribution retirement system. Lots of employees still do not have access to workplace retirement plans. Fees can be too high, especially for workers at smaller firms. Sometimes employees face making complex decisions with relatively little guidance. Many of us do not save as much as we should for retirement. All of these things are true.

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