FINANCIAL PLANNING ARTICLES

Investment: No Free Lunches

By Jim Parker, Dimensional Fund Advisors | May 6, 2013

It’s the nature of investment that people will pay a premium for the promise of a “certain” outcome. But what are the risks and hidden costs?

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Buffett’s Gold

By Rob Pyne | May 6, 2013

Here’s an extract from Berkshire Hathway’s 2012 annual letter to shareholders where Warren Buffett shares his thoughts on gold as an investment. The second major category of investments involves assets that …

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Gold: Some safe haven

By Jim Parker, Dimensional Fund Advisors | April 29, 2013

Gold is frequently cited in the media as a safe haven asset that offers stability in a diversified portfolio and an anchor in uncertain times. The reality, however, frequently falls short of the billing.

Super: Proposed Government Changes

By Guest Contributor | April 9, 2013

Finally, we have an announcement from the Government after weeks of speculation concerning changes to super. Read more.

The wrong end of the telescope: Smart Investor Stocks

By Jim Parker, Dimensional Fund Advisors | March 25, 2013

An entire branch of the financial media exists to tell people what stocks to buy. Many people still think this works as a wealth management tool.

Expensive mistakes – Investment diversification and risk

By Jim Parker, Dimensional Fund Advisors | March 25, 2013

Advisors understand your risk appetites, situation and investment and lifestyle goals, then structure a diversified portfolio that reflects your needs.

Running (Investing) to Stand Still

By Jim Parker, Dimensional Fund Advisors | March 25, 2013

Trying to correctly time your entry point to the market is never easy. Just ask the experts.

The Espresso Portfolio

By Jim Parker, Dimensional Fund Advisors | March 20, 2013

When you haven’t got much capital of your own, the road to financial security can seem long and hard. But the truth is that wealth building is relatively simple

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