[Webinar Recording] How to Build Wealth with a Behavioral Approach to Portfolio Construction | Webinar 2
Behavioral finance principles can be applied to an Advisors practice to help clients remain invested and focused on the long-term, while avoiding behavioral mistakes that can destroy their wealth.
How can Advisors help clients navigate these challenging times, focus on goals, and find a level of calm in their financial life?
2020 has been an unprecedented and emotionally-charged ride — the most difficult for advisors in over a decade. Yet as the year ends, significant uncertainty lingers regarding the markets, the economy, and the election that continues to rattle investor nerves.
Without a doubt, the ongoing global pandemic has us re-imagining many aspects of our day-to-day life. But should investors change how they think about investing or what they can expect from their portfolios? Marta Norton, CIO for the Americas, talks about finding opportunities, protecting on the downside, and how we bring the two together when building portfolios.
With so many of us Americans working and learning from home during the pandemic, it led us to ask, “How are we doing investing from home?” Here we’ll offer a few pro tips for making the most of this unusual time.
Risk preferences are an important part of the financial planning process, but it needs to be considered against goals. Goal setting is where the magic happens. Risk capacity, risk required and risk reactivity are all pivotal inputs in a goals-based framework.
Even in the best of times, investing can be challenging. Ryan Murphy, Morningstar Investment Management head of Decision Sciences, discusses how, in difficult times, it can be helpful for investors to take pause.
Market dips and dives can feel like punches at times, and all investors need to balance emotions like fear and regret with decision-making. Hear insights on what investors can do for themselves to avoid decision pitfalls.
A process similar to the "five stages of grief" can be seen in market crises, including the current one.
While crisis-level activity has largely subsided, advisors remain very active relative to "normal" levels of activity we saw during the bull market run.
During these volatile market swings and stay at home orders for investors, advisors remain very active. Investing activity last week was still two times average transaction volume as compared to the past 18 months. While the equity markets showed strong performance last week, advisors remained in a neutral risk stance. Cash as a percentage of portfolio dropped to 5% from 6.2%, a nearly 20% drop in cash allocations.
Advisors are very slowly reducing cash levels. Their attitude toward risk is neutral, repeating last week's trend, in that both risky and non-risky assets saw nearly zero net flows.