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Outlook for today’s investors: Less certainty — but potential opportunities

Iain Marshall

The world of today is vastly different from the one that existed in, say, 1974. Innovations such as the Internet, smartphones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter and so on have made our lives more enjoyable, efficient and productive in many ways, and have vastly improved our access to the world’s knowledge. Yet when it comes to one […]

No Comment / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Time for some financial spring cleaning

Iain Marshall

We’ve just arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings. This year, why not extend that practice a little further and give your financial and investment environment a good spring cleaning? Here are a few suggestions for doing just that: Reduce duplication. If you’ve […]

Comments Off / April 01, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Women may face extra challenges in seeking financial security

Iain Marshall

On March 8, we observe International Women’s Day. On this occasion, thousands of events across the world will honor the cultural, political and social achievements of women. Of course, in many countries, women still face significant economic challenges. And even here in the United States, women encounter more obstacles than men in the pursuit of […]

Comments Off / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

What does 2015 hold in store for investors?

Iain Marshall

If you’re an investor, you probably had a pretty good year in 2014. But what’s in store for 2015? It’s essentially impossible to make precise predictions about the performance of the financial markets — but it is possible to identify those economic conditions and market forces that may help shape outcomes in the investment world […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2015 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Seek to balance ‘risk tolerance’ and ‘required risk’

Iain Marshall

Like everyone else, you have financial goals. To help achieve these goals, you may need to invest — and when you invest, you’ll need to take on some risk. But the more you understand this risk, and the better you are at managing it, the greater your potential for staying invested for the long term. […]

Comments Off / December 31, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Check out this year-end financial checklist

As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you’ve made this past year in various areas of your life — and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals. At the same time, you may want to make some end-of-year moves that can close out 2014 on a […]

Comments Off / November 25, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »

Financial Focus: When is it time to make portfolio changes?

Iain Marshall

The kids are back at school and summer vacations are now just fading memories, so it must be autumn. But the seasons don’t just move on the calendar — they also change in your life. And, speaking of changes, you’ll have to make many of them as you move through the years — and that […]

Comments Off / October 29, 2014 | Posted in Business Columns | Read More »