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Calming words amid unsettling markets

By Kyle Tetting
I find myself repeating the mantra that has been the backbone of my ongoing education in investing: “Long-term stock prices are determined by earnings and interest rates.” That refrain helps investors keep focus on what truly matters and tune out the noise of the current market environment. Still, it’s hard to ignore the recent market weakness.

When diversified investments fall together

Even properly diversified investment assets move in unison sometimes. Investors saw that in October when both stocks and bonds lost value. As Paige Radke explains in a MONEY TALK VIDEO, occasional breakdowns in correlation occur, but they tend to be only temporary, suggesting correlation remains a sound strategy for long-term investors. […]

Mind correlation to control risk

Paige Radke explains correlation and how it can help guide balance and risk in investments. […]

Valuations: What stocks are worth

In a MONEY TALK VIDEO from the 2018 Investment Outlook Seminar, Brian Kilb explains how valuations help determine investments’ worth. […]

Selections important to your investments

In a MONEY TALK VIDEO from the 2018 investment seminar, Kyle Tetting explains how selection helps make a difference in portfolio returns. […]

Investing away from home

By Kyle Tetting
At a recent investment conference in Chicago, I struck up a discussion with a financial advisor from Australia about the challenges facing investors today. One of his concerns in particular struck me. While the Australian investors he works with have embraced the importance of asset allocation and the role of balance, he said, few are eager to invest more than a small amount outside of Australia. U.S. investors have a similar bias.

Retaining value in your stock portfolio

In a MONEY TALK VIDEO, Marc Amateis suggests a strategy for keeping value-oriented stock funds in long-term investments. […]

The case for active funds amid volatility

Considering the revival of stock market volatility and the phase of the business cycle, Kyle Tetting says the timing is right for investors to take a careful look at actively managed mutual funds to mix in with low-cost passive index funds. Kyle explains why in a MONEY TALK VIDEO. […]

Singling out concerns in your investments

Technology helps make divestiture easier, but as Kyle Tetting explains in a MONEY TALK VIDEO, investors also have other factors to weigh. […]

Be patient holding bonds as rates rise

Bonds can struggle when interest rates are rising. In a MONEY TALK VIDEO, Steve Giles explains why and how to hold on. […]

How to use the Morningstar web portal

Kyle Tetting, research director of Landaas & Company, shows investors in a MONEY TALK VIDEO how to make the most of updated features in the secure client web portal from Morningstar. New looks and functions are aimed at giving clients more control in checking up on their investments portfolios and drilling down to the details. […]

Volatility is back: 5 things to know

After more than a year of calm, stock market volatility returned in the first quarter of 2018. Such turbulence, while par for the course, can rile investors into bad decisions, Dave Sandstrom warns. In a MONEY TALK VIDEO, Dave offers five reminders to help long-term investors stay level-headed. […]

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