Archive - February 10, 2011

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Planning for college? What’s your plan?
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How Well Does Timing The Market Work?

Planning for college? What’s your plan?

Helping your children pay for college is one of the biggest and most important challenges that you will face. Currently, a four-year education (tuition, fees, room and board, supplies and personal expenses) can range from almost $100,000 at a public college to over $230,000 at some of the most expensive private institutions such as Boston University and The University of Chicago.

With expenses expected to continue to rise at the current rate of 5% per year, the costs could skyrocket to $150,000 for a public college and over $360,000 for a private institution for a student matriculating in 2019. Making …

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How Well Does Timing The Market Work?

Investors should […] try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. – Warren Buffett.

Every portfolio manager gets redemption requests from clients. Pivot Point Advisors manages mostly stock portfolios, so we get them more often during economic turbulence. Bond managers tend to get them more often during economic expansions when stocks do well and bonds generally don’t. This reflects investors desire to improve their return by changing their asset allocation in response to the economic cycle.

Whether this works is a hotly debated subject. However, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) give us a daily snapshot …

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