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Quarterly Market Update - Q3 2018
Key news stories It is true that securities markets, outside of US equities, has had a rough third quarter but the actual underlying economic activity...
Monopsony and the Low Wage Puzzle
The problem with wages We’re into the tenth year of recovery since the Great Recession. From an investor’s point of view, things couldn’t be much better....
The New Retail – Part 3
Returning the focus to retail Last summer, we spent a fair amount of time focusing on the troubles of the retail sector, both in our blog posts and in...
Quarterly Market Update – Q2 2018
Key news stories By fundamental measures – factors including economic growth, inflation, employment, profitability – the economy is healthy. Financial...
Selecting an Investment Consultant
The reputation of investment professionals Investment and financial professionals are not always portrayed in the best light in film and culture. Sometimes,...
Socially Responsible Investing
The basics of Social Responsible Investing Some of our readers will be familiar with the basics of socially responsible investing (SRI). However, as...
Quarterly Market Update - Q1 2018
Key news stories Investors might have thought that the government shutdown in January might have had a material impact, but they would have been wrong. ...
The economic picture has been rosy For the past year, there has been a temptation for the Trump administration to leave their own mark upon the US economy...
Market Volatility - Fear Returns
I have almost forgotten the taste of fears. The time has been my senses would have cooled to hear a night-shriek, and my fell of hair would at a dismal...
Market Forecasts of 2017 and 2018
Market Targets from January 2017 For most investors, 2016 was good but 2017 was better. 2017 was the year without fear with a near goldilocks scenario...
Revenue Sharing Solutions for Defined Contribution Plans – Part 2
A brief review In the previous article, we highlighted the disparity in fees when using traditional revenue sharing arrangements to pay for the administrative...
Revenue Sharing Problems for Defined Contribution Plans – Part 1
There is no such thing as free lunch We can understand why a typical employee with a 401(k) – a retirement plan participant – might believe they have...
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