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."

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.

What is a SEC Form ADV Part 2 Brochure? Sounds boring but it’s not. It’s an informative Client Brochure.

If you do business with or are considering doing business with a Registered Investment Advisor Firm (RIA), that RIA should give your their official Form ADV Part 2 Brochure. It's sometime referred to as the "Client Brochure". You should read it. It's a plain language disclosure document that the RIA must submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) annually. Download Successful Portfolios April 2017 Client Brochure.

Learn How to Calculate the Rate of Return on Your Investment Portfolio or Any Other Asset: Free Excel Worksheet.

Learn how to use Excel to calculate: (1) Total Rate of Return (ROR) on an asset or portfolio; (2) Annualized Return (AR), Annualized Percentage Rate (APR), or Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR); (3) Total ROR from CAGR, APY or AR; (4) Number of days between dates; (5) Time Weighted Return (TWR); (6) Money Weighted Return (MWR) or Internal Rate of Return ((IRR).