CLS Blog

10 Insights for Advisors: Q&A with CLS President Rusty Vanneman

July 15, 2019

If you’re looking for fast answers to tough investment questions — like what to expect from the stock market for the remainder of the year, or the impact Trump’s tweets have on the market — you’ve come to the right place. President and CIO of CLS Investments, Rusty Vanneman, answers 10 of the top advisor…

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Four Ways to Light Up Your Client Conversations this 4th of July; No Fireworks Required

July 3, 2019

As we prepare to celebrate America’s independence, we at CLS are thankful for our independent advisors who help provide their clients with financial freedom by offering proper coaching and advice to stay invested for the long term. Before you head to the beach or fire up the grill this Independence Day, we’d like to remind…

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Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing
Value - How Long to Wait | How CLS Does It | Forward Returns From Here

June 25, 2019

By: Case Eichenberger, CIMA®, Senior Client Portfolio Manager In this week’s Making the Case, I address value stocks. Particularly, U.S. value stocks. Value stocks trade at a discount relative to the market, but occasionally they trade at very deep discounts. Investors typically expect to be compensated for the extra risk with these stocks, which tend…

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Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing
Three Ways to Look at the Best Stocks in the Last 10 Years

June 14, 2019

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager We all know the story by now. Over the last 10 years, the U.S. market has been on fire, while our friends overseas have missed out. That may be true, but it’s only half of the story. Investable Stocks Outside of the U.S. Thanks to…

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GLOBAL AND BALANCED: Helping Investors Succeed

June 11, 2019

By Kostya Etus, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager A more stable experience Diversifying across multiple asset classes, such as U.S. stocks, international stocks, and bonds, has historically provided better and more stable returns than investing in one asset class alone. By investing in a globally diversified, balanced portfolio, we believe investors may reduce their risk and…

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Direct Disruption

May 14, 2019

Content Provided by Shana Sissel, CAIA – Portfolio Manager Change is coming to the ETF marketplace. ETFs once seemed unstoppable as industry trends evolved from closed-end products to mutual funds to ETFs. But the evolution isn’t over yet. Now, while the industry continues to rake in an impressive $1 billion each day, some ETF players…

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About CLS’s Tax-Managed Models

May 10, 2019

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Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing
Equal-Country Portfolio | Invested in an S&P 500 Fund Lately? Other Investors Did Better | Now Show Japan

May 10, 2019

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Today’s topic is the favorite subject of a lot of portfolio managers and the conundrum facing many U.S. investors: Is it worth it to invest overseas? We have discussed this numerous times (and will continue to do so), but I hope the additional thoughts…

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Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing
Tax Managed Portfolios | Explain the "Why" | Diversifying in All Aspects

May 2, 2019

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Tax Management is a Strong Pick As a senior client portfolio manager at CLS Investments and a self-proclaimed investment strategist, I get asked every day how best to build a portfolio to fit an investor’s unique needs. It is a task I enjoy, but…

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Efficient Markets, Meet: PEOPLE

May 1, 2019

  Content provided by Grant Engelbart, CFA, CAIA, Director of Research & Senior Portfolio Manager If you haven’t heard, Zoom Video Communications went public on April 18, 2019, under the ticker ZM. Full disclosure, we use Zoom video conferencing around the office, and it’s quite nice, especially in today’s workplace with travel and remote employees….

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