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 […]

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4 Hacks For Managing Your Nightmare Clients

Advisors and their staff love to stereotype their clients. Without even realizing it, most firms segment their clients based on communication style using a crude method of stereotyping. While this segmentation is informal, it 100% aligns to the four fundamental client communication styles. Below is a guide to the four most common client communication styles […]

Advise Your Advisor On How To Advise You On Financial Advice

Advise Your Advisor On How To Advise You On Financial Advice

Your Advisor’s not telling you that your long-term financial goals may be out of sync with the level of risk you’re willing to take in order to reach them. No risk, no reward, right? It’s time to advise your advisor on how to advise you on financial advice. According to a recent survey by asset […]

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Be-Fi for the DIYI (Behavioral Finance for the Do-It-Yourself Investor)

The oldest advice in the financial world: buy low, and sell high. And easy to follow too, right? Then how come we’re not all gazillionaires? That’s the Behavioral Finance $25,000 question. First off, maybe a gazillion bucks isn’t everyone’s goal, but even moderate growth on savings over time in preparation for retirement shouldn’t mean we […]

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Do You Have “At Risk” Clients?

Do you know which of your clients are at risk for: Leaving your practice? Becoming a compliance nightmare? Sabotaging their financial plan? You may have more than you think since customer experience is the internal andsubjective response your clients have to any direct or indirect contact with your firm. The two key words that should […]

5 Tips to Apply in Managing Your Clients Behavior Gap

5 Tips to Apply in Managing Your Client’s Behavior Gap

Improve Client Retention and Financial Performance by understanding Financial Behavioral Biases So what exactly is the behavior gap? Can it be bridged? Yes; it’s just a matter of developing Financial EQ through behavioral awareness. Good questions for financial advisors to ask and answer: Why do some investors repeatedly lose wealth and others accumulate it? Why […]

Financial Advice is Becoming a Commodity

Financial Advice is Becoming a Commodity: Get on Board or Get Left Behind

It’s inevitable. Social media is taking over marketing. Further, the “robots” are also storm trooping the industry in how financial advice is provided and how investments are managed. The reality is that many parts of the financial advice process and investment management are becoming a commodity. As a consequence, many in the financial advisory business […]

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Behavioral Insight to Be Used to Serve the American People – Presidential Executive Order

It’s not every day the President of the United States makes a stand on using behavioral insight to improve service delivery. The executive order targets Federal departments, but could just as easily read across to every service provider…The Executive Order formally establishes (Social and Behavioral Sciences Team) SBST and directs Federal agencies to integrate behavioral […]