November 29 2017

What You Need to Understand About Risk Tolerance and Time Horizon

When deciding how to invest your money, the most important question is, “How much risk should I take?” Your answer can mean the difference between meeting your goals—for example, retiring when and how you want—and falling short of them. Unfortunately...

November 15 2017

Why a Strategic Asset Allocation is Important

An investor’s strategic asset allocation is an investment portfolio’s target mix of different asset categories. Generally, a strategic asset allocation will be rebalanced, commonly annually, to ensure the current investment allocation is not signific...

August 30 2017

Rising Interest Rates Not Always Bad For Stock Prices

The Federal Reserve began raising the Federal Funds interest rate in December of 2015. They raised rates again in 2016 and twice so far in 2017 with the possibility of another increase later this year. With four rate hikes so far in this rate raising...

August 09 2017

ACG's Best Investment Strategies for Dentists

As a dentist, you’ve worked hard to get ahead in your career by mastering your education and profession. But your success shouldn’t stop short of your financial plans. When building a prosperous life, you must also employ the best investment strategi...

July 12 2017

The 411 on Investment Fees: Why Cheaper Doesn’t Mean Better

As the old adage goes, “You get what you pay for.” In many respects, the same holds true for the investment industry. Understanding how fees work can seem daunting and the investment industry can appear complicated which is intimidating for many inve...

June 15 2017

Secrets from Financially Successful Dentists

So, you’re a dentist making a decent salary, but you just can’t seem to get ahead in your financial standing. Sound familiar?

May 24 2017

5 Ways Investors Sabotage Their Own Portfolios

Let me paint a picture. You are at a cocktail party with a friend. He can’t stop talking about the gains he recently made on the latest tech stock investment. You start to feel envious, maybe even a bit angry that you didn’t get in on the investment....

May 19 2017

Are Leveraged ETFs Right for You?

What if someone told you that you had an equal chance of quadrupling your money or of losing four times as much as your bet at the casino? This is essentially the bet that investors will make using two new leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs) appro...

April 26 2017

What is Goal-Based Investing?

Often, investment advisors focus conversations solely on returns and risks. Topics like asset allocation, mutual funds versus ETFs, and other technical areas can become the main points of discussion. While what you are investing in is certainly impor...

March 24 2017

Tax-Loss Harvesting: How You May Benefit from Investment Losses

Ever heard someone say an investment loss may be beneficial? Sounds counter-intuitive, right? Interestingly enough, there are situations in which an investment loss may be beneficial for your situation. Benefitting from investment losses involves tak...