Reg BI Might End Up Hurting More Investors Than It Helps. Here's What Advisors Can Do

On the surface, the SEC's recent adoption of Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) is a win for retail investors.

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What is Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)?

When it comes to investing, traditional considerations include risk and return, taxes, inflation, dividends, and diversification.

But, these days, investors want more. Many want to feel like they are promoting a cause that they care about.

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Outperforming Benchmarks with Magnifi

It's no secret that the stock market has been on a roller coaster ride so far in 2020. From global trade tensions, to the COVID-19 pandemic, to record-setting unemployment and economic unrest at home in the U.S., there has been a lot to shake the markets this year, leaving them down more than 40% by late March.Read more

The Rise of the Thematic Investor

The world is changing fast, and so are the ways that investors are spending their money.

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What Does COVID Mean for Energy Investors?

COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented drop in demand for natural gas, according to a the Gas 2020 report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released in June. In some ways, the slump presents an opportunity to pursue a new energy paradigm. Work-from-home has flattened the need for non-renewable back-up energy sources, for example. 

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What is ESG Investing?

While the bottom line matters a lot in the corporate world, especially in the current corporate climate, it is not all that matters to investors. And companies are taking note of this trend. 

More and more, investors are putting their money in companies for reasons beyond simply financial performance. Increasingly, investors want to promote sustainability and social equity with their financial power, and they're doing it through so-called ESG investing (aka taking environmental, social, and governance factors into account). 

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The Future of Financial Advisement

These 4 trends will form the future of financial advisement.

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Choosing Core Bond Funds for a Model Portfolio

For many investors‚ and even for those with years of experience‚ selecting the right bonds for your portfolio can feel like a daunting task. If that sounds like you, bond funds could be the answer.

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How to Build a Balanced Portfolio

Whether you believe in buying and holding an asset for the long term, or you seek the thrill of huge returns, most investors go into the game with the same goal in mind: to minimize overt risk while maximizing potential profits.

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Africa is Emerging Faster Than Many Realize

Paid attention to what's happening in Africa lately? 

The continent has the fastest-growing youth population in the world, an urbanization rate that's "expected to drive over 50% of Africans to cities by 2050," and a rapidly formalizing economy, not to mention huge amounts of natural resources. These trends are driving and will continue to drive economic growth on the continent, according to The World Economic Forum.

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