Author archives for Jake Bleicher

    Retirement Planning: What Are You Waiting For?

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    Retirement Planning: What Are You Waiting For?

    Almost half of households near retirement have nothing saved, and that’s a big problem. I believe the biggest headwind is merely getting started: saving money is hard to do. Life is filled with unpredictable events. Children, healthcare expenses and student debt exact a large toll on many Americans.

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    4 Easy Ways to Diversify Your Investments

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    4 Easy Ways to Diversify Your Investments

    Published By Jake Bleicher, Equity Analyst The benefit diversified investments has for a portfolio is simple, in theory. It reduces the impact any individual investment has on the portfolio, and proper diversification can help mitigate losses during a market downturn. In practice however, p …

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    4 Insights on Appropriate Diversification

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    4 Insights on Appropriate Diversification

    Published by Jake Bleicher and the Carson Group Partners Investment Committee One of the classic axioms of investing is diversify, diversify and diversify. It is a practical way of minimizing exposure to the potential downfalls of any single investment. In other words, don’t place all of yo …

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    Selecting Investment Strategies

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    Selecting Investment Strategies

    Published by Jake Bleicher and the Carson Wealth Investment Committee A fundamental decision made when selecting an investment strategy is whether to invest actively or passively. Given that more than $1.1 trillion have flowed into passive funds since 2008 while active funds have seen a sli …

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    Using Rationale While Investing

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    Using Rationale While Investing

    Published by Jake Bleicher and the Carson Wealth Investment Committee A strategic wealth management plan often focuses on investment allocation. Empirical evidence suggests that asset allocation explains 91.5% of return variation over time (Brinson, Singer & Beebower 1991). By that logi …

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    Are You a Conservative Investor?

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    Are You a Conservative Investor?

    Published by Jake Bleicher and Ron Carson Conservative investments are often associated with lower portfolio expected returns. The investment community has been indoctrinated with the notion that risk and return are correlated in a linear function.

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    The Future of Energy Stocks

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    The Future of Energy Stocks

    Published by Jake Bleicher The price of oil has been cut in half since June when West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was selling at $107 per barrel. The excitement has provided ample fodder for industry analysts and media journalists to speculate about future prices. Some of the leading soothsaye …

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