S&P 500

Asset Class Returns for 2023

When it comes to investing, the term ‘diversification’ is often tossed around, but what does it truly mean to diversify your portfolio?

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The S&P 493 Has a Nice Ring To It But Not Much Return

There are times when, as your advisor, I must point out that things we might have taken for granted in the past, like assuming the S&P 500 index is automatically a good diversification of your money and use it as a litmus test to compare how we are doing in your portfolio, is not actually holding up.   On its face a basket of 500 stocks would seem to be the definition of diversification.  But it’s not.  Not right now.

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Ep 56: How the S&P 500 Changes by Decade

People own a handful of gigantic companies and think their portfolio is bulletproof, but it’s not, especially over a long period of time like we hope your retirement will be. Some clients gravitate towards bigger S&P 500 companies, assuming that they will remain stable for years to come. While these companies may appear to have a bright future, it is not always the best bet in the long run.

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