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  • Mark Hebner and IFA Contributors

    Profitability and a Four-Factor Model

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    by Mark Hebner and IFA Contributors — Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    When constructing or evaluating a domestic equity portfolio, Index Fund Advisors has traditionally utilized the three-factor asset pricing model that Professors Eugene Fama and Ken French introduced1 in 1993. This model states that the expected return of a broadly diversified ...Read More

  • Tom Allen and Mark Hebner

    Great West: A Deeper Look at the Performance

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    by Mark Hebner and IFA Contributors — Thursday, March 22, 2018

    Great-West Financial is a subsidiary of Great-West Life, Co. (TSX: GWO), which itself is a subsidiary of Power Financial Corp. (TSX: POW) based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Great-West Financial is the American market for Great-West Life, Co.’s, selling its investment, ...Read More

  • Tom Allen and Mark Hebner

    Vanguard vs. Dimensional: Through A Statistical Lens

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    by Tom Allen and Mark Hebner — Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    As advocates for passive investing, it is a common question amongst clients and prospects about why our 100 IFA Index Portfolios utilize strategies from Dimensional Fund Advisors versus better-known passive fund companies such as Vanguard or iShares. The answer is quite simple: ...Read More

  • Tom Pohlen and Mark Hebner

    2017 Q4 Market Review

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    by Tom Pohlen and Mark Hebner — Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Once again in quarter four of 2017, markets delivered positive results across all major asset classes to close out the year.  While International Developed Markets fell behind the performance of U.S. Domestic Equities when comparing quarter three with quarter four; Emerging ...Read More

  • Tom Allen and Mark Hebner

    Prudential Financial: A Deeper Look at the Performance

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    by Mark Hebner and IFA Contributors — Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Prudential Financial is a Fortune 500 company based out of Newark, New Jersey. Traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: PRU), Prudential Financial employs over 49,000 people across 40 countries, offers insurance products, wealth management, fund management, and retirement ...Read More

  • Dimensional Fund Advisors

    Home Bias and Global Diversification

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    by Dimensional Fund Advisors — Thursday, January 11, 2018

    By pursuing a globally diversified approach to investing, one doesn’t have to attempt to pick winners to achieve a rewarding investment experience. Every day we enjoy the benefits of an interconnected world. We might start our day with a cup of coffee that originated in ...Read More

  • Tom Allen and Mark Hebner

    2017 Q3 Market Review

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    by Tom Allen and Mark Hebner — Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Markets delivered strong positive results across the board in the 3rd Quarter of 2017. International Developed Markets and Emerging Markets continued their outperformance of the U.S. In the U.S., companies posted profit growth not seen in close to six years, factory-sector ...Read More