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Modern Portfolio Theory, the Prevalent Misnomer

In the current investing landscape individuals do not have many choices when it comes to saving for life goals and more importantly how their funds are invested. The big players in the industry may slice and dice the pie chart a little bit differently, but by and large they all follow the same rules and… read more

The Return of Volatility

First real volatility in over a year and the markets seem to be in a tailspin. The sense of dread that gripped equity markets earlier in the week suddenly re-emerged mid-Thursday as the Dow slid over 1,000 points on concern that rising interest rates will drag down economic growth. Thursday’s 3.8% loss took the S&P… read more

Does Market Volatility have You Feeling Anxious?

Worried about market volatility? Rightfully so. The stock market in 2017 experienced historically low price movements. While this was encouraging from an economic standpoint, it also has the potential to breed complacency and lead investors into the trap of excess risk-taking. We saw the VIX, which measures expected volatility, hit a five-month high this week… read more

Active, Passive or Hybrid Investing Which One is best for You?

Passive, active or hybrid investing? Manage risk vs. simple rebalancing Low cost AND value Today, passive investing has become so commonplace that many startup investment firms are basing their entire business model solely on this approach. However, at Altruistic Investing we believe that investors need more than just low-cost investments to achieve their financial goals.… read more

5 Reasons Why This is Not Your Father’s Financial Advisor

You’re out of college and working for a few years now and finally got a few bucks to invest. But you’re not sure where to go for advice. You know that your father has a financial advisor – the kind that sits behind a big desk in a fancy office that instantly makes you feel… read more