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Overdiversification and the 401k Investor – Too Many Stocks Spoil the Portfolio

Some practical advice to 401k investors that relies on real world results rather than just on academic studies.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane – Revisiting Portfolio Optimization

It took finance professors more than half a century to conclude what a 1956 Elvis chart-topper told us in 2 minutes and 33 seconds.

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7 Deadly Sins Every ERISA Fiduciary Must Avoid: The 4th Deadly Sin – Overdiversification

You won’t find it in the dictionary but you’re likely to find it in every 401k plan.

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Risk and the 401k Investor: How Plan Sponsors Can Avoid Misleading Employees

Here are three easy practices a 401k plan fiduciary can implement to avoid one of the common investing mistakes identified by researchers in the field of behavioral finance.

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Why Risk Doesn’t Matter to the ERISA Fiduciary

First the bad news: The client isn’t always right. Now the worse news: If you listen to the client you’ve just bitten off a chunk of fiduciary liability. How did you get in this mess in the first place?

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The 401k Plan Sponsor’s Dilemma – What’s Wrong with “Risk”

How a simple pub game destroyed the nearly two generations-old foundation that built a Nobel-Prize winning investment theory.

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Fiduciary News Trending Topics for ERISA Plan Sponsors: Week Ending 8/19/11

Read the fallout from the mass market media op-eds that take opposite sides in the fiduciary standard debate while both taking flack from just one side – those in favor of the fiduciary standard.

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Investment Risk and the 401k Fiduciary: An Overview of Components

To best understand what is wrong with the misuse of investment “risk tolerance,” we need to understand these components of risk.

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7 Deadly Sins Every ERISA Fiduciary Must Avoid: The 2nd Deadly Sin – The Joy of “Risk”

To really understand investment risk, we must first discover how risk management first evolved.

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How Babe Ruth Can Help 401k Plan Sponsors Teach Employees the Most Important Thing They Need to Know

Time diversification remains controversial, but here’s why the practitioners have one up on the academics.

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