May 9th, 2019 by Nyle Bayer
Nyle Bayer provides a brief framework of several mental models in which to create expectations for future returns. Here, Nyle touches on calculations used by the late Jack Bogle as well as HQRs strategy for dealing with an unknown future.
May 3rd, 2019 by Joe Mallen
Math Men on the Markets: On this episode of Math Men on the Markets, Joe Mallen, CIO, and Nyle Bayer, CMO, discuss various investment selection processes for creating portfolios and how investors can think from a general manager’s perspective. Spring ushers in America’s favorite pastime with the start of baseball season, and the strategy behind the game has some surprising parallels to investing strategies. Baseball has evolved into an economic science, and selecting what players best fill various positions in the modern era is strikingly similar to the approach many use towards investing.
May 1st, 2019 by Joe Mallen
Our CIO, Joe Mallen, shared his thoughts with Financial Advisor Magazine about leveraged ETFs vs. options trading. Leveraged ETFs tend to get a bad wrap because most investors use them incorrectly. Joe wanted to break some of those common misconceptions...
March 15th, 2019 by Chris Shuba
Chris Shuba, CEO Helios Quantitative Research, discusses the effect of Interest rates on a bullish market. Bonds not compelling enough to pull investors out of the stock market. Both are part of long-term growth.
February 22nd, 2019
Math Men on the Markets: The trade war between the U.S. and China has continued to grab headlines. Chris and Joe discuss what this means for the markets and your clients, as well as whether it's significant if the U.S. maintains a trade deficit with other countries.
February 7th, 2019 by Joe Mallen
The fourth quarter was brutal for the markets, and while you may want to put those challenges in the rear-view mirror, the primary drivers that caused the drastic market fall at the end of last year are still incredibly relevant right now:
Studying to Be an Advisor? Best Not to Skip Psychology 101
January 14th, 2019
JANUARY 14, 2019 • GEORGE YACIK
Advisors usually take lots of finance courses in college to prepare for their careers, but there are lots of non-financial subjects that also come in handy, especially when it comes to handling clients.
Not surprisingly, perhaps, many financial advisors says psychology and sociology are subject areas that pay dividends throughout their careers. Click to Read More
December 20th, 2018 by Joe Mallen
Math Men on the Markets: Interest rates are currently top of mind for advisors, but why do they matter? Chris and Joe break it down in a simple and easy-to-understand way. With a lot of attention on the Federal Reserve getting rates back to “neutral,” Chris and Joe define what this means and why it’s important in the context of today’s market environment.
Time to Un-Friend the Market?
December 19th, 2018
Article from ETF Trends:
Have you ever reconnected with an old friend only to realize you have no clue who they are anymore? That’s how most investors feel about the market right now; an old friend has turned to a perfect stranger. Or has it? From mid-2016 until September of this year, the S&P500 mostly consisted of small and consistent daily gains; now it has emerged as a cluster of volatility which frequently posts 2% up and down days back-to-back. Read Full Article in ETF Trends