March 3, 2020
Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Letter I’m delighted to say that the (very) unofficial start of spring was this weekend. Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter was released, and that starts the countdown to the annual shareholder meeting in early May. Since 1965, many of Buffett’s quips, quirks, advice and insights have come from these letters. While…
February 10, 2020
By Kostya Etus, CFA, Co-Director of Research and Senior Portfolio Manager Did you know we regularly publish articles on ETFTrends.com? Here are the top five most-read blogs posted by our team in 2019. Looking over them provides some insight into our thinking over the last year. No. 5 ETF Trends: CLS Investments’ ETF Dashboard by…
January 27, 2020
By Marc Pfeffer, Chief Investment Officer As we saw coming into 2019, the best laid plans generally miss the mark when predicting markets. This is one reason the individual investing experience of many investors lags the market by so much. Forecasting is a tough business. But investment planning doesn’t need to be. Stock Market Outlook…
January 2, 2020
CLS Investments believes investors should keep their eye on three big things in the asset management world heading into the new year: politics, China and the Fed, and whether the U.S. is headed for an expansion or a recession.
December 11, 2019
By Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT – Chief Investment Officer, Orion What is the difference between a passive and an active investment portfolio? The passive strategy attempts to match a benchmark’s return (before fees) and risks over time. Success is defined as having a low tracking error. An active fund, however, differs from a benchmark as…
December 9, 2019
By Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT – Chief Investment Officer, Orion Risk can be defined in different ways, but the ultimate risk is not meeting one’s investment objectives. The biggest reason investors do not meet their goals is an inability to stick with an appropriate investment plan. There are two primary reasons investors get off course….
November 19, 2019
Orion Advisor Solutions Chief Investment Officer Rusty Vanneman recently presented during a S&P Dow Jones Indices webinar about the growing range of strategies for advisors to consider as you recalibrate client portfolios to account for what has become a consistently volatile market.
October 31, 2019
While being informed is a good thing, we address, in the spirit of Halloween, why investors need to be wary about how they react to headlines and why there is no need to be scared for their investment returns.
September 10, 2019
By Kostya Etus, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager In performance reports, time periods over one year are often annualized. Annualized returns may seem small, but compounded over a long period, they result in significant cumulative returns. As returns get higher and the time period stretches, small differences begin to have a more exponential impact. But it…
September 4, 2019
By Jeovany Zelaya, Client Portfolio Manager I’d like to give you a FREE step-by-step guide on how to fabulously and ridiculously end up with as little money as possible when it comes to your investment portfolio and, along the way, end up hating yourself. Ready!? Let’s go! 1. Don’t save anything at all. Spend everything…