Most investors are aware that US stocks have out-performed many other asset classes over the past several years, with emerging markets and some developed markets generating particularly disappointing results. The main reasons for this disparity are relatively well-known – the US economy has performed relatively well, while emerging markets have been impacted by a collapse […]
This is Springwater’s Source, a topic or issue in personal finance and investing, shared visually. The Source will share one concept, once a month, in about a minute or less. Educated investors understand that there is a benefit to diversification. Setting aside grandma’s warning to not put “all your eggs in one basket”, there are […]
This is Springwater’s Source – a topic or issue in personal finance and investing, shared visually. The Source will share one concept, once a month, in about a minute or less. An important concept derived from financial economics is that of a “risk premium”. In a nutshell, this premium is what investors can expect to […]
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The Institute for Divorce Financial AnalystsTM (IDFATM) has announced that Springwater principal and co-founder Jim Corbeau, MBA, CFP®, CDFA® has completed a specialized educational program in professional divorce analysis and is now a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. A CDFA® is an expert on the immediate and long-term financial implications of divorce. Certified Divorce Financial Analysts […]
With the stock market’s gyrations this week, investors have been re-introduced to the concept of market volatility. We’d like to share with you a helpful perspective from the professionals at Dimensional Fund Advisors, first written in October 2014 – another period of market uncertainty. “Just as many people were starting to think markets only ever […]
Concerns about the state of the Chinese economy have led to a global market sell-off. While Chinese equities have steadily fallen since earlier this summer – pausing only briefly when the Beijing government vowed to provide financial support to the markets – the past week’s decline in developed markets have made investors significantly more anxious. […]
We’ve just added a number of new educational and informative videos to the Springwater library. You can view them on our website here.
One of the more interesting aspects of our practice at Springwater is that we occasionally find our “investment mood” at odds with that of our prospective clients. So it is context of managing (prospective) client expectations that we share with you below the contents of an email we sent to our clients in May 2007, […]
You may remember the horror stories of employees who watched their 401(k) account balances virtually disappear when the stock price of their employer collapsed. Enron and Lehman Brothers are two of the most famous examples. To the list can now be added… RadioShack. While employer stock in 401(k) plans is less common than it used […]