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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, […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Categories: Investing|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

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 for […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 […]