Index To Portfolio Construction Content

When it comes to prudent investing the science is very clear. In this area you will find a plethora of information concerning an academic and scientific approach to portfolio allocation and construction. There are number of subtleties that can often throw people off track, it's important you get educated about the realities of what the science teaches concerning how to pick a different investments for a well diversified global based portfolio.

Summarizing Portfolio Construction

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Summarizing Portfolio Construction
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The current economy is booming. The bull market is on a record run. The consumer confidence at an 18-year record high. With everything in the news, there has been a lot of speculating in the current stock market. Paul asks the question, does the social and economic climate really have a pull on the market? […]

April’s Market Update

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April's Market Update
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In this podcast, Paul Nichols, the host of “It’s Your Money” does a brief market update encompassing February, March, and April of 2017. We also have a little input on how 2016 closed. We talk about how important international companies are when it comes to portfolio allocation and portfolio construction. Education leads to clarity, clarity […]

From My Daily Journal

A trend we have noticed among baby boomers that we have recently coached up about global market returns is a lot of people exhibit concern and worried body language. When we discuss retirement planning and income needs, not only is there a high percentage of fear, but some of the people that I’m talking to […]

Do Not Give Up

For those of you that know me, you know that I am an eternal proactive optimist, balanced with a dose of realism, and a sprinkle of discernment. I have always prided myself on the ability to take complex issues and simplify them, that is my unique ability and why I love coaching so much. As […]

20 Investment Questions

What if everything you thought you knew about retirement planning and investing turned out to be incorrect, when would you want to know? Once you did know would you do something about it? The real battle for investors comes when they attempt to exercise discernment not knowing or understanding the mechanisms involved. In other words, […]

The Investor’s Dilemma

Investments, income planning, portfolio construction, and tax planning are just a few topics that throw many people into the investor dilemma mindset. We are all emotional individuals; we want to be secure in our future financially. This need for security leads us to try to forecast our financial future. As we embark on a journey […]

Are You Diversified?

When it comes to portfolio construction, as well as portfolio allocation, one of the biggest areas that investors do not understand is the concept of dissimilar price movement. A simple example would be the idea of owning umbrella companies and sun tan lotion companies. Umbrella companies, unto themselves may be volatile, and sun lotion companies, […]

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Lewisburg, PA – The goal of investing is to get an overall market return. The stock market consists of large cap, small cap, micro cap; value and growth; developed international large, emerging markets, emerging small, and emerging value companies. Additionally, there is fixed income, cash, T-bills, and bonds. A broad based, global portfolio may hold […]

The Cost of Volatility

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The Cost of Volatility
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In the first “It’s Your Money” podcast of 2016, Investor Coach Paul Nichols takes a look back at the events of the previous year. He explains how one may combat volatility in the market. He also provides some clarity on what one should expect when it comes to the market. There are a few golden […]

Market Update: November 2015

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Market Update: November 2015
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This week on “It’s Your Money’, Investor Coach Paul Nichols pulls back the curtain and exposes the truth about investing. He focuses on a market update with a well-rounded overview of the basic truths of prudent investing.

Academic Truths of Investing

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Academic Truths of Investing
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This week’s podcast contains the usual Market Update brought to you by Financial Abundance and your host Paul Nichols, the Investor Coach. Any type of financial planning, especially in the area of income planning and risk management, is something that one must understand using the Academic Truths of Investing. Knowledge is power!

Interest Rates & the Price of Tea in China

Altoona, PA – The price of tea in China has been rising dramatically due to supply and demand. Some of the higher end teas are actually being hoarded after the price jumped 50% last year. Pu’er tea, a brew thought to have medicinal qualities, is grown in a remote southwestern province of Yunnan. At the […]

Stick a Stake In It Already!

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Stick a Stake In It Already!
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Altoona- The market has been on a wild ride! The Fed continues to speculate as to whether they’re going to raise interest rates or keep interest rates as they are…..this sends the wrong message to the market speculators creating chaos. This week, the market update includes a dose of common sense and reality. Stockpicking, market […]

Why We Do The Market Update

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Why We Do The Market Update
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This week, Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance, a registered investment advisor in State College, PA, does his usual market update. The goal of the market update is to give listeners a well-rounded understanding of current global market growth, year to date. Financial Abundance was founded and continues to focus on financial education, enabling […]

Market Update: July 2015

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Market Update: July 2015
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This week, Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance, a registered investment advisor, does his routine market update. Paul decided to chat a little bit about some current news as well as a reminder as to the scientific truth and the empirical realities of investing in a structured investment platform. It’s vital that you understand […]