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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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Season with a Pinch of Alts

April 25, 2019

Content Provided by Shana Sissel, CAIA – Portfolio Manager In today’s turbulent markets, more and more financial professionals are beginning to look to alternative funds for investment options. As a result, more investment managers are beginning to create alternative funds, and many hedge funds are registering their products under the 40 Act, making them more…

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Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing
Book Your Q1 Gains? | Avoid the Losers | Yield Curve, R-E-L-A-X

April 16, 2019

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Book Your First Quarter Gains? The first quarter of 2019 has had a hot start. As of March 26, U.S. and global stocks are up more than 10%! But the positive streak is raising some concerning questions. I’ve personally heard strategists from prominent asset…

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CLS Parent Company, Northstar Financial, Announces Unification Under Orion Brand, New Leadership Team

April 11, 2019

Northstar Financial Services Group, LLC, the parent company of CLS Investments, Orion Advisor Services, FTJ FundChoice, and Constellation Trust Company, has announced that it will be renamed Orion Advisor Solutions. Its subsidiaries, including CLS, will be unified under the Orion brand identity. This initiative will enable us, and our sister companies, to deliver an even…

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Making the Case: 3 Tips for Better Investing
The Big Picture

March 19, 2019

Content Provided by Case Eichenberger, CIMA – Senior Client Portfolio Manager Focus on the Forest, Forget the Trees File Under: Portfolio Management, Behavioral Investing Omaha’s most famous billionaire, Warren Buffett, recently released his annual shareholder letter. The widely read letter always includes great tips for successful investing and some subtle jabs at certain industries. On page…

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The Truth About Liquid Alternatives

March 11, 2019

Content Provided by Shana Sissel, CAIA – Portfolio Manager The world of alternative investments was flipped on its head more than a decade ago when hedge-fund-inspired Investment Act of 1940 (40 Act) funds began appearing on the scene. While diversification benefits can be achieved through liquid alternatives, it’s important to keep our expectations in check….

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