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10 Big Tax Mistakes That Can Lead to an Audit

The chart below demonstrates a sharp decline in the number of audits since 2010. The IRS audits only 0.5% of all returns as of 2017. That being said, that is still nearly 1 million taxpayers that may face the dreaded audit this coming tax year With that in mind, here is a list of red flags that may draw the attention of the IRS to examining your tax return.

April 2021 - Monthly Market Review

April 2021 monthly market review

This report features a market review that discusses global stock trends, U.S. stock returns, and U.S. Treasury yields. There's also a monthly article, It's Like Riding a Bike. 

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April 2022 - Monthly Market Review

April 2022 Monthly Market Review

This report features a market review that discusses global stock trends, U.S. stock returns, and U.S. Treasury yields. There's also an article that discusses the best investment strategy for long-term success in the face of poor returns, as well as an academic article: Retirement Income as a Psychological Portfolio Problem

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August 2021 - Monthly Market Review

August 2021 monthly market review

This report features a market review that discusses global stock trends, U.S. stock returns, and U.S. Treasury yields. There's also an article illustrating the magnitude and speed of the economic recovery since the onset of COVID-19 and the subsequent recession, as well as an academic article: Financial Decision-Making in Married Couples 

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August 2022 - Monthly Market Review

August 2022 Monthly Market Review

This report features a market review that discusses global stock trends, U.S. stock returns, and U.S. Treasury yields. There's also an article that discusses the best investment strategy for long-term success in the face of poor returns, as well as an academic article: Capturing Time

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December 2021 - Monthly Market Review

December 2021 Monthly Market Review

This report features a market review that discusses global stock trends, U.S. stock returns, and U.S. Treasury yields. There's also an article that discusses the best investment strategy for long-term success in the face of poor returns, as well as an academic article: How Do You Start Saving?

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Dimensional Fund Advisors Named Most Recommended Asset Manager by Advisor Perspectives’ Advisors Choice™ Awards

When it comes to choosing to work with asset managers on behalf of our clients there is no shortage of options. There is Schwab, AQR, American Funds, Vanguard, BlackRock and the list goes on. We have, for a long time, chosen Dimensional Fund Advisors as our primary asset manager for the funds we choose for our clients. The philosophy that they use is evidence-based investing. The choices that they make are backed by decades of research from Nobel Laureates and financial science. To us, this approach to investing just makes logical sense.

February 2022 - Monthly Market Review

February 2022 Monthly Market Review

This report features a market review that discusses global stock trends, U.S. stock returns, and U.S. Treasury yields. There's also an article that discusses the best investment strategy for long-term success in the face of poor returns, as well as an academic article: The Psychology of Financial  Windfalls.

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First Quarter 2018 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a commentary article: Sailing With the Tides.  After the article you can look for a market summary, then the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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First Quarter 2019 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a commentary article: Gerard O'Reilly on Understanding Investment Performance.  After the article you can look for a market summary, then the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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First Quarter 2020 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a commentary article: The Coronavirus and Market Declines. After the article you can look for a market summary, then the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. Finally it ends with a look at fixed income.

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First Quarter 2021 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report also illustrates the impact of globally diversified portfolios and features a quarterly topic: YOLO, Meme, and EMH: What's Your Investment Style? 

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Fourth Quarter 2017 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a commentary article: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania? After the article you can look for a market summary, then the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.

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Fourth Quarter 2018 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a  market summary, then the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets, wrapping up with a look at fixed income. Finally, it ends with an article on the quarterly topic: 2018 Market Review

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Fourth Quarter 2019 - Quarterly Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a commentary article: Tuning Out the Noise,  after the article you can look for a market summary, then the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. Finally, it ends with a look at fixed income.

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Fourth Quarter 2020 - Annual Market Review

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report also illustrates the impact of globally diversified portfolios and features a quarterly topic: Market Review 2020: Looking Back on an Unprecedented Year.

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How Evidence-Based Indexing Works

The strategy uses common sense, data, and financial science to boost performance.

In the hallowed halls of academia, noted professors at the top business schools are teaching entire semesters on the benefits of investment strategies using passive indexes instead actively managed mutual funds or picking stocks.

As of 2017, more than $4.5 trillion has flowed into passive index funds and exchange-traded funds. What is passive investing, why are trillions of dollars flowing to this strategy, and more importantly is there a better way to invest?

To fully understand passive investing, it is helpful to understand active investing. Here investment managers (or investors doing it on their own) try to outperform the overall stock market or a specific part of the market using strategies such as fundamental and technical stock picking or market timing.

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Is Your Investing Strategy Really a Strategy?

SPECULATION, RISK, AND A LONG-TERM PLAN FOR BUYING AND SELLING SECURITIES

Many people are hesitant to invest heavily in the stock market because they consider it similar to gambling or taking too much of a risk with their hard-earned money. With volatility on the rise in our current climate, more investors are pausing to consider the risk they are taking with their investments and whether they should be so bold.

The idea of losing more than they can afford to in advance of their retirement weighs heavier on them than the possibility of capitalizing on the money they invest. Sadly, this type of behavioral bias--fear and herd mentality--can do more harm than good.

January 2022 - Monthly Market Review

January 2022 Monthly Market Review

This report features a market review that discusses global stock trends, U.S. stock returns, and U.S. Treasury yields. There's also an article that discusses the best investment strategy for long-term success in the face of poor returns, as well as an academic article: Why We Might Be Scared About Inflation

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