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Diversification is sometimes referred to as the one free lunch in investing.

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The complexities of implementing and executing 401(k) and 403(b) plans keep expanding. For plans advised by IFA, we're stressing a back-to-basics approach. 

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Back to Basics: Retirement Plan Sponsors Under Siege

Thursday, May 24, 2018Murray Coleman

The complexities of implementing and executing 401(k) and 403(b) plans keep expanding. For plans advised by IFA, we're stressing a back-to-basics approach. Read More


Active RIAs Keep Pitching Off-Market REITs & Unregistered 'Stuff'

Tuesday, May 22, 2018Murray Coleman

LPL Financial, which works with thousands of active advisors, is hit again about sales practices of highly illiquid investment products. Read More


Advice on Diversification from a Nobel Laureate - Show 273

Friday, May 18, 2018IFA.tv, Mark Hebner

Diversification is sometimes referred to as the one free lunch in investing.Watch Video


Evidence Mounts of Active Management's Failed Promise

Wednesday, May 16, 2018Murray Coleman

A new Mutual Fund Landscape study by DFA piles up more data showing how active management is a losing proposition in both good times and bad. Read More


What Can Investors Learn from Academia? - Show 272

Thursday, May 10, 2018IFA.tv, Mark Hebner

When we talk about evidence-based investing, what we are really referring to is academic evidence. Watch Video


Index Funds & Fiduciary Care: Another Example of How Both Go Together

Thursday, May 10, 2018Murray Coleman

Investors continue to sue their corporate 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans. The latest, involving Principal Financial Group, is a reminder of how closely passive investing and fiduciary advice need to go hand-in-hand. Read More


Study: Objective Advise Key to Boosting Retirement Income

Tuesday, May 8, 2018Murray Coleman

New research finds that in order to significantly increase income replacement rates to live comfortably in retirement, today's savers would be well-served by working with an investment advisor. Read More


Emerging Markets Step Ahead: Q1 Review

Thursday, May 3, 2018Murray Coleman

The power of portfolio diversification showed in the initial three months of 2018. While blue chip U.S. stocks took a step back, IFA's indexes tracking emerging markets surged ahead in the first quarter.  Read More


The Link Between Money and Happiness - Show 271

Wednesday, May 2, 2018IFA.tv, Mark Hebner

It's one of the big philosophical questions, "Can money buy you happiness?"Watch Video


Closet Indexers Face More Scrutiny

Monday, April 30, 2018Murray Coleman

A group of 13 large active managers have agreed to suppy data about how closely funds track their indexes. Overall, closet indexers are expected to top $1.3 trillion in assets. Read More


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