Funds

CONSIDER INVESTING IN A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FUND, EITHER ACTIVELY MANAGED OR PASSIVE

September 15, 2017

CONSIDER INVESTING IN A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FUND, EITHER ACTIVELY MANAGED OR PASSIVE

U.S. Socially Responsible Investments in 2016

$8.72 Trillion

    MORNINGSTAR FAVORITES

  • Calvert Funds
  • Parnassus Funds
  • Parnassus Fund (PARNX)
    Large growth fund
    Strong long-term track record

PARNX Chart

PARNX data by YCharts

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CONSIDER AUTOMATING SOME OF YOUR INVESTMENT DECISIONS

September 8, 2017

CONSIDER AUTOMATING SOME OF YOUR INVESTMENT DECISIONS

  • Automatic deposits to savings or tax-deferred accounts
  • Setting up a robo-account to automatically invest and rebalance your portfolio
  • Buying a Target Date Fund to prepare for your retirement
  • Automatic Dividend Reinvestment Plans

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SERIOUSLY CONSIDER STICKING WITH ACTIVE MANAGEMENT IN YOUR BOND PORTFOLIO

May 26, 2017

SERIOUSLY CONSIDER STICKING WITH ACTIVE MANAGEMENT IN YOUR BOND PORTFOLIO

  • Majority of actively-managed bond funds & ETFs have outperformed passive peers over multiple periods
  • Over last 5 years, 63% of actively-managed bond funds outperformed passive funds

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BE AWARE OF THE RISKS IN THE MOST POPULAR INDEX FUNDS RIGHT NOW

May 5, 2017

BE AWARE OF THE RISKS IN THE MOST POPULAR INDEX FUNDS RIGHT NOW

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MAKE SURE YOUR STOCK PORTFOLIO IS DIVERSIFIED AMONG DIFFERENT ASSET CLASSES

April 28, 2017

MAKE SURE YOUR STOCK PORTFOLIO IS DIVERSIFIED AMONG DIFFERENT ASSET CLASSES

  • Large-cap stocks dominate U.S. stock index funds
  • Mid-cap & small-cap stocks are under-owned
  • Few of us own mid or small-cap foreign companies, or emerging market stocks

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