Category: Personal Interest

111 posts categorized as "Personal Interest"

Touchstones

December 14, 2018

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer Dustin Dorhout’s father left him with a special gift. A stack of letters to serve as lifelong reminders of the values he held dear — integrity, hard work, discipline — and about the kind of person he wanted his son to grow up to be. It’s a poor…

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The Builder

November 19, 2018

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer The first thing to know about Chad Boyer is that he likes to build. It’s a trait that stretches back through a line of brick layers and concrete masons to his great grandfather. “I worked from the time I was probably 10 years old,” Boyer said. “I’ve always…

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10 Years Later: Lessons Learned from the Global Financial Crisis

April 20, 2018

Content provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT, Chief Investment Officer Question: Ten years have passed since the onset of the financial crisis. What about the past decade has changed your thinking about the economy, financial markets, or investing?  While I honestly think most of my investment philosophy and approach remains essentially the same, there are degrees of emphasis that have…

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What Should Investors Read?

February 2, 2018

  Content provided by Jackson Lee, CFA, Quantitative Investment Research Analyst Over the past couple of decades, advancements in technology have made a positive impact on the investment industry. For average investors, one of the biggest benefits is the availability and accessibility of data and information. Thanks to the advent of mobile devices, investors now…

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Time to Give

December 27, 2017

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer Meghan Reinhardt is passionate about nonprofits. But, she’s building her career in finance. They’re completely different fields — but, Reinhardt sees important crossover. Most importantly, she sees a route to reaching her ultimate goal: giving back. *** Reinhardt grew up in Fremont, Neb., a small town just west…

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How Have I Changed?

September 29, 2017
Rusty Vanneman

Content provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT, Chief Investment Officer I’m often asked by investors, now that I have 30 years in the industry under my belt, how I have changed as an investment professional over the years. It’s a good question and, frankly, it should be asked of every investment manager and advisor. The…

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The Arranger

September 22, 2017

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer It takes a lot to get Patty Colombe down. Naturally sunny and cheerful, Colombe believes in staying positive in the face of adversity. But, she’s had her share of trials. Over the last few years, Colombe lost her mother and nearly lost her grandson in a car accident….

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Some Trading Maxims That Influenced My Investing

August 18, 2017

Content provided by Rusty Vanneman, CFA, CMT, Chief Investment Officer Years ago, I worked with bond and currency traders around the world (mostly in New York City, Chicago, and London), providing trading recommendations and market commentary every 20 minutes during market hours. The work environment was fast-paced, fun, and absolutely awesome in terms of being…

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Open Doors

August 16, 2017

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer Bailey Neben was scanning the Babson College alumni directory when she realized she was just one of 13 Nebraskans to ever attend the Boston-based university. Who were these fellow Cornhuskers? What drove them to the East Coast? Did they ever go back home? She started wondering about this…

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Integrity Counts

August 3, 2017

Content provided by Robyn Murray, Freelance Writer Andie Wilkinson was full of energy as a kid. She signed up for every sport she could — often at the encouragement of her parents who were looking for ways to channel her exuberance. She ran track; played soccer, softball, and basketball; she was a cheerleader and a…

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