Author Archives: patientanddisciplinedinvestor

Have an Employer Pension Plan? Then It’s Decision Time…

Most employers have transitioned over to 401(k) plans, but many people in their 50s and 60s still have the older defined-benefit pension plans. And they’re understandably confused when it comes time at retirement to decide which option to select. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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What is Your Financial Advisor’s Net Worth?

Potential clients rarely ask me about my own financial situation.  This has always surprised me.  During the initial due diligence process, I ask them very detailed questions about their goals, assets, income, liabilities, etc.  I’m sure they would feel a … Continue reading

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Investing in 2014

My inner contrarian investor gets nervous when I begin to see such optimism about investment markets, and I’ve certainly noticed a positive change in investor sentiment lately.  A year ago in early 2013, clients and prospective clients were still voicing … Continue reading

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Which Political Party Has Been Best for Stocks?

The answer might surprise you…it surprised me.  This chart came from an e-mail to me from Oppenheimer as part of a larger article.  Interestingly, stocks have performed poorly under a Republican president with a Republican Congress.  Political stalemates appear to … Continue reading

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