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.

Market Update February 2011 & Listener Questions

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Market Update February 2011 & Listener Questions
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This week, Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance gives a market update (as of 2-4-11) and answers some listener questions. These questions were sent through the “Ask the Coach” link on our website. Submit any investing, retirement planning and insurance questions that you have for the “Investor Coach” and we’ll answer them on the air. Financial Abundance operates under the core belief that education plus understanding leads to clarity and confidence resulting in peace of mind.

Financial Abundance, Inc is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Centre County with offices throughout Pennsylvania.

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.

Achieving Market Returns

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Achieving Market Returns
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This week, Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance gives a market update (as of 1-28-11) and talks about achieving market returns. Do you consistently and predictably achieve market returns? Most people don’t know what market returns are and that’s why we do this podcast and provide the education that we do through our classes and via our website. Financial Abundance operates under the core belief that education plus understanding leads to clarity and confidence resulting in peace of mind.

Financial Abundance, Inc is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Centre County with offices throughout Pennsylvania.

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.

The Investor Dilemma

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The Investor Dilemma
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This week, Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance gives a market update (as of 1-26-11) and talks about the investor dilemma. What is the investor dilemma? Well, Paul talks about that and explains how a purely academic and scientific approach to the market makes investing quite simple. We review modern portfolio theory, dissimilar price movement and that the market is efficient. Listen in and find out more about why we subscribe to an academic approach to investing and how it can help you. Financial Abundance operates under the core belief that education plus understanding leads to clarity and confidence resulting in peace of mind.

Financial Abundance, Inc is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Centre County with offices throughout Pennsylvania.

The Three Factor Model

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The Three Factor Model
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We’re back after a short rest and we couldn’t be more excited for 2011!!

This week, Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance gives a market update (as of 1-19-11) and reinforces the Three Factor Model. Listen in and find out more about why we subscribe to an academic approach to investing and how it can help you. Financial Abundance operates under the core belief that education plus understanding leads to clarity and confidence resulting in peace of mind.

Financial Abundance, Inc is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Centre County with offices throughout Pennsylvania.

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.

Share Classes

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Share Classes
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This week, Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance gives a market update (as of 11-8-10) and talks about share classes and their definitions. Financial Abundance operates under the core belief that education plus understanding leads to clarity and confidence resulting in peace of mind.

Financial Abundance, Inc is a Registered Investment Advisor based in Centre County with offices throughout Pennsylvania.

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

Thank you

Portfolio Talk

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Portfolio Talk
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This is Financial Abundance’s first podcast without a radio show attachment. This is a new format for us, a shorter show that’s more to the point and streamlined. Let us know what you think and drop us a line if you have a subject for the Investor Coach!

Paul Nichols is the President of 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 Nichols 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 give us a call at 866-867-5745

Thank you

History of Investing

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History of Investing
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Paul and Deb sit down and talk about the history of investing and how in 1792, the New York Stock Exchange was organized by twenty-four Wall Street merchants. The Exchange helped to finance the growth of a nation and the world. But, it was not the first form of investing, nor even the first exchange. It represents only a sliver of the history of investing. Listen in as they talk about how modern day investing has evolved into what it is today.

Investing Basics

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Investing Basics
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This is investing 101. Paul and Luke break down the very basics of investing.

Free Market Portfolio Theory

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Free Market Portfolio Theory
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Last week Paul exposed many of the myths that the financial industry propagates. This week he talks with Luke and reveals the truths and explains the Free Market Portfolio Theory.

Listener Questions

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Listener Questions
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This week we review a variety of your questions.

The 20 Questions for Creating Financial Peace of Mind

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The 20 Questions for Creating Financial Peace of Mind
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Paul and Luke review and explain the 20 must answer questions. How many can you answer yes to?

Portfolio Construction: Investment Strategy

The third part that we need for developing your Investment Philosophy is your Investment Strategy. There are two clearly defined strategies for investing; one associated with each of the specific market beliefs.

The first strategy we will discuss is Asset Class Investing which employs an investment methodology that is consistent with the belief that markets work.
The second strategy is Speculative Investing, otherwise known as Active Management. This approach is aligned with the belief that markets fail.

Portfolio Construction: Choosing your Investment Philosophy

The second step in Choosing your Investment Philosophy involves examining your beliefs about the market. Our beliefs, whether conscious or subconscious, are the root of action. Beliefs about the market and how it works are largely responsible for dictating decisions made regarding investments. Formed for many reasons and based on numerous factors, beliefs may be changed instantaneously based on new information or a new understanding. For this reason, it is important to consciously examine your beliefs about the market.
Markets Work
First, let’s examine the efficient market belief.

Investments: Fees, Costs, Commissions?

From the desk of Paul Nichols: President of Financial Abundance Inc.

When it comes to making investment decisions, many consumers know they are ill prepared to do it themselves. That’s why you’re smart to turn to a financial advisor for help. A talented, dedicated advisor can help you develop a portfolio that’s suitable and appropriate for your situation, one that’s designed to meet your goals and can generate higher returns at lower risks– and with less work– than you are likely to obtain on your own.

Portfolio Construction Investor Quiz

Must Answer Questions for Confident Investing

Successful people learn from the mistakes of others, yet the investment world is littered with people making the same missteps over and over again. What are they and how can we avoid them? Let’s take a look at some of the more universal strategies that investors use that cause financial heartache.