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Lump-Sum Investing vs Dollar-Cost Averaging - Round 2: Actual Outcomes

In a recent piece, we explored how to invest available cash: Should you invest it all right away as a lump sum? Or are you better off wading in more gradually with dollar-cost averaging? In round one, we discussed why lump-sum investing is generally expected to generate the highest returns over time. That said, general rules don't always apply to you. Let’s look at when dollar-cost averaging may be preferred after all.

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2020 Steady as She Goes

Third Quarter 2020|Jim Williams| Looking back at the year 2020, and forward to year end, we can be sure that this is one for the history books. By almost any measure, 2020 has been a year to test one's resolve as an investor. In times of market turmoil, investor resolve is clearly the difference between success and failure.

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Value Premium

Second Quarter 2020|Jim Williams| When we establish the investment policies we use to drive decisions about the investment portfolios we manage, we include in those conversations a discussion of premiums; most notably, the equity premium, the value premium, the size premium, and the profitability premium.

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Coronavirus Edition (what else?)

First Quarter 2020|Jim Williams| The last few months have presented a rapidly changing financial landscape for those in the investment management, financial planning, tax return preparation and tax advice world. In a series of fits and starts, a number of changes took place. Needless to say, these abrupt changes have created a good bit of thrashing.

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A CARES Act Overview

With much of the country in self-isolation, perhaps you’ve got time to read the entire H.R. 748 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. If you’d prefer, here is a summary of many of the key provisions we expect to be discussing with you in person (virtually), depending on which ones apply to you.

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