Category: Investment Methodology

16
Apr

Book Your Q1 Gains? | Avoid the Losers | Yield Curve, R-E-L-A-X Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Book Your First Quarter Gains? The first quarter of 2019 has had a hot start. As of March 26, U.S. and global stocks are up more than 10%! But the positive streak is raising some concerning questions. I’ve personally heard strategists from prominent asset...
19
Mar

Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing The Big Picture

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Focus on the Forest, Forget the Trees File Under: Portfolio Management, Behavioral Investing Omaha’s most famous billionaire, Warren Buffett, recently released his annual shareholder letter. The widely read letter always includes great tips for successful investing and some subtle jabs at certain industries. On page...
11
Mar

The Truth About Liquid Alternatives

Content Provided by Shana Sissel, CAIA – Portfolio Manager The world of alternative investments was flipped on its head more than a decade ago when hedge-fund-inspired Investment Act of 1940 (40 Act) funds began appearing on the scene. While diversification benefits can be achieved through liquid alternatives, it’s important to keep our expectations in check....
05
Mar

Diversification, Paying Less Attention, and a Look at Inside ETFs

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Diversification or di’worse’ification — Can you be too diversified? File under: Managing Portfolios Is there such a thing as too much diversification? Can we include too many asset classes in our portfolios and, thus, harm returns? There are two ways of looking at this: No, there is no such thing...
02
Jan

Defense Wins Championships

Content Provided by Kostya Etus, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager There are several variables investors can control when investing, including the cost, time until withdrawals, how we react to volatility, and how much risk we take on. Unfortunately, we tend to focus most on returns, which we have no control over. One of the most important...
13
Dec

Give Thanks

Content Provided by Michael Hadden – Investment Research Analyst In this season of giving, I like to reflect on what I am thankful for. And as an investor, I can think of a few things I am extremely thankful for. While they may not appear to be good candidates for gratitude at first glance, these...
28
Nov

Win by Losing Less

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CFA, CAIA, Director of Research & Senior Portfolio Manager Risk Budgeting focuses on the management of volatility in client portfolios. This manifests itself in the most apparent form for clients during market corrections, where “risk” and “volatility” move from being vague statistical measures to “Wait, how much money did I...
25
Oct

Our Worst Performing Household

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CFA, CAIA, Director of Research & Senior Portfolio Manager I normally would never single out individual investor performance, but in this case I believe it’s necessary. Earlier this year, on the same day, two accounts in the same household were invested in two different CLS strategies with a 100 Risk...
04
Sep

Happy Birthday, Warren

Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CFA, CAIA, Senior Portfolio Manager & Co-Director of Research Warren Buffett turned 88 years old on Thursday, August 30. Quite possibly the most famous value investor of all time, Buffett took control of Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 (“that is, when current management took over”). Since then, the company has transformed...
23
Aug

ESG Investing: Look for Progress, Not Perfection

Content Provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT – Chief Investment Officer Recently, I took up paddle board racing. It has appeal in a variety of ways: the discipline that goes along with training for an event on the calendar, the competitive aspect of the budding sport, plus it’s a lot of fun! Paddle boarding is...