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Blog | Citrine Capital

Anyone searching for investment advice is undoubtedly confronted with many choices of service providers operating under titles such as certified financial planner, financial consultant, registered investment advisor, stockbroker, and insurance agent.

Alternative Reality

Ryan Cole

In recent years, “liquid alternatives” have increased in popularity considerably. This sub-category of alternatives consists of mutual funds that may start from the same building blocks as the global stock and bond market but then select, weight, and even short securities in an attempt to deliver positive returns that differ from the stock and bond markets.

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Where's the Value?

Ryan Cole

While a positive value premium is never guaranteed, the premium has historically had a greater chance of being positive the longer the time horizon observed. Even with long-term positive results though, periods of extended underperformance can happen from time to time.

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Tuning Out the Noise

Ryan Cole

For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about markets. Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as impactful to your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from even the most experienced investors.

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Doing Well and Doing Good?

Ryan Cole

Growing interest in the impact of fossil fuels on the global climate may spark questions about whether individuals can integrate their values around sustainability with their investment goals and, if so, how.

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Key Questions for the Long-Term Investor

Ryan Cole

What sort of competition do I face as an investor? What are my chances of picking an investment fund that survives and outperforms? If I choose a fund because of strong past performance, does that mean it will do well in the future? Do I have to outsmart the market to be a successful investor?

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Recent Market Volatility

Ryan Cole

After a period of relative calm in the markets, in recent weeks the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors. From February 1–5, the US market (as measured by the Russell 3000 Index) fell almost 6%, resulting in many investors wondering what the future holds and if they should make changes to their portfolios.

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Demystifying What It Really Costs to Work with a Financial Planner

Ryan Cole

Understanding how much financial planners cost, and how they are paid, can be complicated and murky territory if you don’t have a higher degree in wealth management. But how much you pay a financial planner comes down to the type of financial planner you choose, as this is what drives the planner’s cost and ultimately determines the services you receive.

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Do I Need a Financial Planner?

Ryan Cole

Could you be saving more on taxes? Who will take care of your family if something happens to you and/or your spouse, and will there be enough assets available to care for them? Will you have enough money if markets take a dive? Should you currently be invested in the markets?

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How to Find a Great Financial Planner

Ryan Cole

Excellent financial advisors are in high demand, and you’re going to have to spend some time searching for “the one”. This is because good planners are few and far between, and those who are good aren’t spending their time hunting for clients. Below are the six things you should look for in order to find that happy marriage.

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