The Line Between Active and Passive Is Increasingly Blurred

Wall Street and financial services companies are infamous for slick marketing phrases, and continuously rolling out products with psychologically appealing names. In this brief, 3-minute video, we look at one of the most recent products that has been strongly marketed over the past few years using the name, “Smart Beta.” Unfortunately, most of these products are quite expensive, and are usually nothing more than attempting to mimic what Dimensional Fund Advisors has been doing for years, which is essentially tilting a portfolio toward asset classes with higher expected returns, such as value and smaller company stocks. I hope you enjoy this informative video, and if so, feel free to share it with family and friends.

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He brings his extensive knowledge and over 28 years of experience to the discussion of current financial and wealth management topics. Each show also includes a Q&A session when Tim provides straightforward, unbiased answers to questions from callers. This is the program that represents your best interests, not Wall Street's.

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The Sleep-Well-at-Night Investor


ISI Financial Group helps clients take all necessary steps to properly develop and implement a holistic financial plan using evidence-based, time-tested strategies centered around financial science. In his book, “The Sleep-Well-At-Night Investor,” Tim Decker shows readers how misinformation from the mutual fund industry has created widespread harm amongst investors. The book also discusses the temptation to think of investing like gambling, and the tragedy of gambling away savings and security under the guise of investing.

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