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.

Main Steet Money Part 2

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It's Your Money
Main Steet Money Part 2
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“Main Street Money Part 2” is a segment of a special to our radio show that we had done here in Happy Valley with Mark Matson, my investor coach, when he came through on his bus promoting his new book and PBS special, “Main Street Money”. Mark and I pull back the curtain on the financial services industry as we talked about investing, Wall Street, insurance, the bullies, and why most American investors have the cards stacked against them.

Financial Abundance, Inc., is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Central Pennsylvania with offices in State College and Lewisburg in Centre County. Visit Financial Abundance’s website and send Paul a note about the show or a question that you would like to have answered under the “Ask the Coach” link.

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Main Street Money Part 1

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It's Your Money
Main Street Money Part 1
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“Main Street Money Part 1” is a segment of a special to our radio show that we had done here in Happy Valley with Mark Matson, my investor coach, when he came through on his bus, promoting his new book and PBS special “Main Street Money”. Mark and I pull back the curtain on the financial services industry as we talked about investing, Wall Street, insurance, the bullies, and why most American investors have the cards stacked against them.

Financial Abundance, Inc., is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Central Pennsylvania with offices in State College and Lewisburg in Centre County.

Visit Financial Abundance’s website and send Paul a note about the show or a question that you would like to have answered under the “Ask the Coach” link.

Market Update Apri 2012

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It's Your Money
Market Update Apri 2012
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From the downtown studios in State College, Pennsylvania, the investor coach Paul Nichols, president of Financial Abundance, pulls back the curtain and exposes the truth about money and investing. This week’s market update as of 4/4/2012 is a positive one as it relates to investing and understanding how to capture market return.

Financial Abundance,Inc., is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Central Pennsylvania with offices in State College and Lewisburg in Centre County.

Visit Financial Abundance’s website and send Paul a note about the show or a question that you would like to have answered under the “Ask the Coach” link.

http://www.financialabundanceinc.com
866-867-5745
2134 Sandy Drive Suite 1
State College, PA 16803

Market Update March 2012

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It's Your Money
Market Update March 2012
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From the downtown studios in State College, Pennsylvania, the investor coach Paul Nichols, president of Financial Abundance, pulls back the curtain and exposes the truth about money and investing. This week’s market update as of 3/14/2012 is a positive one as it relates to investing and understanding how to capture market return.

Financial Abundance, Inc., is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Central Pennsylvania with offices in State College and Lewisburg in Centre County. Visit Financial Abundance’s website and send Paul a note about the show or a question that you would like to have answered under the “Ask the Coach” link.

http://www.financialabundanceinc.com
866-867-5745
2134 Sandy Drive Suite 1
State College, PA 16803

Main Street Money

My coach is coming to town! Yes, Mark Matson is coming to Happy Valley March 8th, at the Corner Room from 12 – 2PM. He is kicking off his media tour for the public broadcasting special airing around the country, as well, his new book Main Street Money. The book is awesome by the way…only available now through Public Brodcasting pledges during the many broadcasts to be aired (the special is great as well!). Mark will start a multi-city bus tour in NYC March 7th, stopping by State College March 8th, and onto Pittsburgh for a live broadcast during a special airing March 9th. See link for sneak peek of special:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc7IjPMoow4

Asset Classes vs Sectors

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It's Your Money
Asset Classes vs Sectors
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This week’s podcast from the investor coach, Paul Nichols, is vital as it relates to understanding the basics of investing, retirement planning, and overall financial health. When you understand the difference between asset classes versus sectors you can avoid this speculation and hype that may come with investing. Pay for coaching not for products.

Financial Abundance, Inc., is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Central Pennsylvania with offices in State College and Lewisburg in Centre County.

Visit Financial Abundance’s website and send Paul a note about the show or a question that you would like to have answered under the “Ask the Coach” link.

http://www.FinancialAbundanceInc.com
866-867-5745
2134 Sandy Drive Suite 1
State College, PA 16803

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Market Update February 2012

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It's Your Money
Market Update February 2012
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From the downtown studios in State College, Pennsylvania, the investor coach Paul Nichols, president of Financial Abundance, pulls back the curtain and exposes the truth about money and investing. This week’s market update is a positive one as it relates to investing and understanding how to capture market return.

Financial Abundance, Inc., is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Central Pennsylvania with offices in State College and Lewisburg in Centre County.

Visit Financial Abundance’s website and send Paul a note about the show or a question that you would like to have answered under the “Ask the Coach” link.

http://www.FinancialAbundanceInc.com
866-867-5745
2134 Sandy Drive Suite 1
State College, PA 16803

Masters of the Universe: Fund Managers

The truth is, very few money managers, if any, can consistently beat the market.

Larry Swedroe, director of research at Buckingham Asset Management in St. Louis and author explains in the video below how…”Past performance has NO predictive value whatsoever,” Swedroe argues, jabbing at the SEC disclaimer that ”past performance is no indication of future results.”

Market Update January 2012

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It's Your Money
Market Update January 2012
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This week Paul Nichols, the Investor Coach and president of Financial Abundance, pulls back the curtain and does his weekly market update from his main office in State College, PA. The market update is done weekly as an attempt to continually educate the listeners as to the overall status of the current global market place.

You can find more coaching in other subjects such as retirement planning, investments, income for life, and life insurance on other podcasts created by Paul Nichols.

Financial Abundance, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor with offices in State College and Lewisburg in Centre County.

Visit Financial Abundance’s website and send Paul a note about the show or a question that you would like to have answered under the “Ask the Coach” link.

Predictions

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It's Your Money
Predictions
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In this week’s rant Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance, talks about predicting the market and Benjamin Graham, the father of security analysis, a practice that unfortunately has manifested into today’s market place as the practice of hyperactive trading. The “Investor Coach” hits another home run this week!

Financial Abundance, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor based in Central Pennsylvania with offices in State College and Lewisburg in Centre County.

Visit Financial Abundance’s website and send Paul a note about the show or a question that you would like to have answered under the “Ask the Coach” link.

http://www.FinancialAbundanceInc.com or 866-867-5745

Market Update January 2011

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It's Your Money
Market Update January 2011
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This week Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance, gives you the market update as of 1/10/2011. The “Investor Coach” hits another home run this week!

Financial Abundance, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor based in Central Pennsylvania with offices in State College and Lewisburg in Centre County.

Visit Financial Abundance’s website and send Paul a note about the show or a question that you would like to have answered under the “Ask the Coach” link.

http://www.FinancialAbundanceInc.com or 866-867-5745

ABC…1 2 3 the Rules!

Check out this video of Mark Matson’s appearance on Fox Business last Friday. Mark is the CEO and President of Matson Money, the portfolio management firm we use, as well as my personal coach.

Market Update December 2011

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It's Your Money
Market Update December 2011
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This week Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance, gives you the market update as of 12/12/11. The “Investor Coach” hits another home run this week!

Financial Abundance, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor based in Central Pennsylvania with offices in State College and Lewisburg in Centre County.

Visit Financial Abundance’s website and send Paul a note about the show or a question that you would like to have answered under the “Ask the Coach” link.

http://www.FinancialAbundanceInc.com or 866-867-5745

Bet it all on Black not Red

Last Friday marked the 10 year anniversary of Enron Corporation going bust.

On December 2, 2001, Enron filed for bankruptcy. In the late 1990’s and the very early 2000’s, you could hardly find a growth or a high tech mutual fund that did not list Enron as one of its top 5 holdings. Yes, it was sad when the company tanked, but it was devastating to the thousands of Enron employees who’s 401(k) Retirement Plans were brimming with shares of Enron Stock.

At the time, a little over 60% of Enron employees’ 401(k) accounts held the company stock. About 11% of that was the “company match” portion, but the rest was selected by the employees as a retirement plan holding. And essentially overnight, their plans for a peaceful retirement were shattered.

Knowing When to Fold’em

An “irrational quest for safety drove all kinds of nutty economic and investment behavior in 2011.” So said the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of the brokerage firm, T. Rowe Price, a couple of weeks ago at a media conference in New York, as reported by Advisor One, an on-line investment newsletter for financial professionals.

He went on to say that “irrational thinking explains … why people are terrified of risk and volatility.” I can understand the frustration. When the markets take a downturn, many advisors and their investor clients sell their investments and park their money in cash. In other words, they sell when the market is low, and want to wait until prices rise before they get back in.