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Solving The Dangerous Voids in Risk Profiling

No doubt, intense discussions surrounding risk tolerance and behavioral finance are on the rise. Michael Kitces, who writes the Nerds Eye View Blog, has written a very good summary on the state of play regarding risk tolerance questionnaires in his article: The Sorry State of Risk Profiling Questionnaires for Advisors. Michael articulates various risk factors […]

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Compliance Issues the DOJ Isn’t Telling You About

We make decisions in different ways – but most are driven by our natural biases. These biases can affect an Advisor’s ability to recommend the appropriate options for clients, setting them up for a potential compliance issue. Natural Behavioral Biases also can affect the client’s ability to understand and make rational decisions. Psychologists Daniel Kahneman, […]

Avoid Irrelevance- Reinvent Your Financial Practice

5 Tips To Managing Your Advisor’s Behavioral Bias

So what exactly is Behavior Bias? And can it be avoided? Yes, Behavioral Bias can be mitigated, it’s just a matter of developing Financial EQ through behavioral awareness. Good questions for Investors to ask and answer: Why do some Advisors repeatedly lose wealth and others accumulate it? Why, after developing investment goals, do some advisors […]

5 Tips for Behaviorally Driven Goals-Based Planning

5 Tips for Behaviorally Driven Goals-Based Planning

Times continue to change for financial advisors. Investor fears, lack of confidence and market uncertainty are provoking clients to demand better, more personalized advice from their advisors. Financial advisors who have moved to a behaviorally driven goals-based planning process will be the winners. Since the global financial crisis and recession, clients are driving the industry. […]

Investors get into trouble for one reason! They make bad decisions

Investors Get Into Trouble for One Reason! They Make Bad Decisions

But here’s the rub – how many investors actually learn from their past mistakes? How many don’t realize that their bad decisions come from ingrained behavioral biases? If you don’t know you have behavioral biases, then keep on keeping on making poor decisions. Because what you don’t know, is what’s hurting you. Behaviorally Smart investors […]

Shocking News for Investors  You and Your Financial Advisor Are Biased

Shocking News for Investors – You and Your Financial Advisor Are Biased

I can hear investors saying, “I’m not biased” – well sorry but you are! And guess what? So is your financial advisor! But, if you take time to invest in knowing your financial behavioral biases you can work very effectively with them, instead of blindly against them Understanding behavioral finance and the effects of human […]

The Top 4 Ways Your Brain Wrecks Investment Performance

The Top 4 Ways Your Brain Wrecks Investment Performance

As behavioral finance goes mainstream, investor behavior has become more accepted as the major influence on investment performance. So how does one become Behaviorally Smart? Dalbar research shows investment losses to individual investors due to their behavior to be an average of 8% per year over the last 30 years. And not just limited to […]