Tag: investment performance

Investing and the Herd Mentality

When investing your money, a good axiom to remember is that it’s usually wise to avoid following the herd. By the time your friends, family,...

Grading Target Date Funds from a Fiduciary Perspective

I’m tired of seeing high risk get good grades. Target date funds (TDFs) are the biggest deal in 401(k) land so there is great demand...

What is a Realistic Investment Performance Benchmark? upd April 2015

You make your financial advisor accountable for beating the stock market. You make the S&P 500 index fund your proxy for the performance of the...

5 Reasons Why the Location of Your Financial Advisor Does Not Matter – upd Jan’15

Many of the best financial advisors are located in major cities. Millions of investors, who use the services of financial advisors, are located in smaller...

Q3 2014 Stock Market Commentary: Cautious Optimism

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. – from The Silver Stallion, 1926...

Investor Apathy Creates Major Financial Risks – Updated September 2014

Every year Paladin provides education to thousands of investors who use the services of financial planners, financial advisors, and money managers. Our experience shows 90% of...

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