In his recent Insight column for the Financial Times, Dan McCrum described gold as “the perfect medium for pseudo-analysis”, and argued that the price of gold can never be more than fashion. Click here to read his thought-provoking piece from October 12, 2016.
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, […]
Yet another study reveals the truth about active investment management – that beating the market is hard, and doing it consistently is nearly impossible. This particular study started in March 2009 – the beginning of the current bull market – and looked at 2,862 actively managed US equity mutual funds that were in operation for […]