strategic diversification
By Ben Lies

Understanding Strategic Diversification

When you created your investment strategy, your asset allocation reflected your goals, time horizon and tolerance for volatility. Over time, however, any of these three factors, or others, may have changed, and your portfolio may need adjustments to reflect your new investing priorities. You may also need to re-evaluate the effectiveness of your risk mitigation […]

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Modern Portfolio Theory
By Ben Lies

Why Modern Portfolio Theory Still Matters

Two different belief systems serve as the basis for investment decisions: the modern portfolio theory (MPT) and behavioral finance (BF). A basic summary of the two schools of thought: the MPT focuses on the optimal state of the market, while BF is more focused on the actual state of the market. While an understanding of […]

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United Airlines Pilot Retirement Account Plan PRAP
By Ben Lies

Analyzing The UAL PRAP: Investment Decisions

If you are a Pilot for United Airlines you have a great 401(k) plan called the Pilot Retirement Account Plan (PRAP), but there are a lot of factors that need to be analyzed before making investment decisions. In this article we are going to take you through the investment options and the extrinsic factors that […]

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Market Volatility
By Ben Lies

Investor Alert: Surviving Volatility

Covid-19 and its’ implications have caused an extreme amount of volatility in the markets and it has been very taxing on humanity and investors alike. When we go through a sharp downturn like this one, it is incredibly difficult to try and figure out what to do. In this video our President and Chief Investment […]

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