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The Investor's Advocate: The Best of Both Worlds

  An Investor's Guide to Understanding ETF's If you've paid any attention to the stock market lately, you'll notice the ETF's (Exchange Traded Funds) are everywhere. But do you really understand what they are? And more importantly, how they work? For a better explanation of these powerful tools, you should read a posting called "Here's the Keys to a Hybrid That Could Take You Further" ( ), by Anthony Rhodes, the owner of wealth management firm The Planning Perspective ( ). He addresses these assets on his popular How To Invest blog ( ). "ETF's are some of the best tools to become available to investors in quite a long time." he began. "It really doesn't matter which type of investor you identify as, chances are there's an ETF which can fit comfortably within your strategic objectives."

The Investor's Advocate: Rebel Yell!

  A Nonconformists' Manifesto for All Like-Minded Investors Is there a rebellious spirit lurking beneath your finely tailored corporate wardrobe, begging to be set free? If so, then you should definitely read an article specifically designed for all buttoned down rebels, called "Formal Nonconformity"  ( ). This inspiring post is written by Anthony Rhodes, the owner of wealth management firm The Planning Perspective ( ), on his popular How To Invest blog ( ). "Looking back, I suppose I've always tended to dance to the beat of my own drum." he began. "This makeup made it a bit challenging when starting out on Wall Street, since I was the type to often ask "Why?" when others simply went along with what they were told to do." he explained. "It didn't take long for me to realize that the structure itself wasn't

The Investor's Advocate: Causality Modality

Using the Principles of Causality to Increase Your Portfolio's Value Have you ever heard of "Causality Investing"? If not, you might want to familiarize yourself with this investing style by reading "The Chain Game"  ( ), by Anthony Rhodes, the owner of wealth management firm The Planning Perspective ( ), and pioneer of this discipline, on his How To Invest blog ( ww w ). "I settled on the term causality, because it best describes the sequences of the system." he opened. "All investing relies on causes and effects to some degree, but this style delves a bit deeper than the customary profit or loss dynamics which are inherent within traditional investing." he added. "I suppose it could be viewed as a form of investing calculus, but titles with mathematics in their names are often considered intimidating to your average reader,

The Investor's Advocate: Frienemies

  Evaluating Friendships to Improve Your Financial Situation Are your finances struggling due to your exposure to toxic relationships? And if so, what, if anything, can be done about it? These questions are addressed in a posting called " Are Toxic Relationships Keeping You From Your Financial Goals?  ( ) by Anthony Rhodes, the owner of wealth management firm The Planning Perspective  ( ). It's an addition to his popular How To Invest blog   ( ) . "Sometimes it's difficult to honestly confront the correlation which exists between our finances and our friendships." he began. "Financially helping out others in their time of need is one of the traditional components of an established friendship." he explained. "But it's also important to make sure that those individuals are worthy of that friendship, and further