About Parker Evans, CFA, CFP, CMT

Parker Evans, CFA, CFP, CMT is Co-founder and Chief Investment Strategist at Successful Portfolios LLC, a SEC Registered Investment Advisor based in Clearwater, FL.

Mapping Your FinaMetrica Risk Tolerance Score to Portfolio Asset Allocation

Investors should periodically evaluate their risk tolerance with the help of a skilled financial advisor... The Risk/Return of a well-constructed investment portfolio stems from its Defensive/Growth split. Bonds are defensive assets. Stocks are growth oriented assets.

Retirement Planning: Parker Evans, CFA, CFP Explains the 4% Rule

"The 4% spending rule states that retirees with a diversified portfolio split between stocks and bonds can safely withdraw 4% of their initial balance at retirement, adjusting the dollar amount for inflation each year thereafter."

Reverse Mortgage – True or False Quiz

"For the average American couple at age 65, home equity makes up more than two-thirds of their total wealth, according to 2011 U.S. Census data. More specifically, the median net worth for married couples age 65 and older is $284,790. Of this amount, $192,552 is in home equity, and $92,238 is in non-equity assets, including [...]

SP’s Low Volatility Strategy: Snapshot of Account “BEC1” Investment Performance using IB Portfolio Analyst

Presented in the graphic shown below is the inception-to-date comparative performance of Successful Portfolios’ Low Volatility Investment Strategy (BEC1) and a blended index of 70% Vanguard Total World Stock Index ETF (VT) and 30% Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND). We prepared this presentation using Interactive Brokers Portfolio Analyst.

SP’s Mean Reversion Strategy: Snapshot of Account “EC1” Investment Performance using IB Portfolio Analyst

We present the inception-to-date comparative performance of Successful Portfolios' Mean Reversion Investment Strategy (EC1) and the Vanguard Total World Stock Index ETF (VT). We prepared the presentation using Interactive Brokers Portfolio Analyst.