CAPE Fear: Can we use Valuation Ratios to Time the Market?
With popular market benchmarks like the S&P 500 setting record highs in 2014, many investors have become apprehensive. They’re afraid that a major market decline is imminent and are eager to find a strategy that promises to avoid the pain of an extended downturn while still capturing any up-side potential.
Over the past decade there has been a great deal of hype in the financial press about the superiority of the so-called “endowment model” of investing. What is the endowment model you ask?
I have a confession to make. I have a friend who is a broker. There, I feel better getting that off my chest.
Aside from having built a very profitable book of business by the sheer force of his personality and some very aggressive sales tactics, along with jumping from one brokerage house to another for a hefty payday, he’s actually a good guy.
Oftentimes when I am asked what the difference is between Capital Directions and a traditional Wall Street brokerage firm, I will start by drawing a diagram.
This follow-up to "The Tyranny of Choice" details how the Advisors Access approach enabled two plan sponsors to enhance their plans, reduce their fiduciary liability, and lower costs.READ MORE »