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Brexit Breakdown

This week’s blog topic was a pretty obvious choice.  The United Kingdom made a disappointing exit from Europe in the last week, and I’m not just talking about their epic upset in the 2016 Euro Cup at the hands of Iceland. Brexit, in short, was a referendum on whether...

Check Your Mirrors

“He who doesn’t look ahead remains behind.” “Looking back gives you regrets. Looking ahead gives you opportunities.” “Don’t look back, you’ll miss what’s in front of you.” There seems to be consensus among the proverbs that when directing our focus, we ought to be...

10 Reasons to Be Cheerful

(from Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Outside the Flags blog by Jim Parker dated 6/14/2016. Jim is a Vice President with DFA, leading the communications and marketing team in the firms’ Australian office.)    Do you ever listen to the news and find yourself thinking that...

A Reasonable Lack of Trust

If you don’t live and breathe financial services like we do, you may have missed the furor over the Department of Labor’s recent fiduciary rule regarding retirement plans and IRA accounts.  Before you roll your eyes and move onto something you think is more...

The More Things Change

While we never pretend to have the ability to forecast where markets, interest rates or much of anything is going in the future, we can certainly analyze where we’ve been and make assumptions as to why. The first five months of 2016 proved just how fickle markets can...