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When rebalancing, don’t try to catch the bottom

By Dan Hallett on April 13th, 2020

Rebalancing an investment portfolio involves occasionally selling better recent performing investments to buy more of those investments that have performed poorly. This usually happens during bear markets for stocks (i.e. when prices drop by at...

Bank loan funds’ mislabeling masks increasing risks

By Dan Hallett on January 16th, 2020

Razor-thin interest rates have motivated investors to reach for extra returns for years. Accordingly, many investors have invested in investment funds holding bank loans – a.k.a. senior secured loans, leveraged loans, term loans, floating rate...

Lessons from the Past Several Years of Private Markets

By Dan Hallett on December 16th, 2019

Skinny bond yields have prompted investors to replace high-quality but low-yield bonds and to sometimes expect too much from their chosen bond substitutes. But increasingly, investors are also responding to low yields by stepping further out on the...

The DOs and DON’Ts of Portfolio Rebalancing

By Dan Hallett on July 31st, 2019

My HighView partners and I spent quite a bit of time discussing and studying the issue of portfolio rebalancing a decade ago – prior to formally launching the firm and taking on our first client. While it’s not the sexiest of investment topics,...

Utilizing Investment for Impact

By Loren Francis on July 18th, 2019

Whether saving for a rainy day or creating wealth for the benefit of the next generation, investing by its nature is about the future.  At HighView we take a goals-based investment approach, and as wealth architects, we look to design an investment...

Responsible Investing and Alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

By Loren Francis on May 7th, 2019

How does a company go bankrupt because of a forest fire? How does an investment grade company fall to junk status in a week? Just ask Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) how 2018 stacked up for them. What can we learn from this to be able to ask...

Starting with the Right Portfolio Design Matters

By Adam Laird on May 1st, 2019

In many ways, creating an investment portfolio is like building a custom home. At the outset you have a variety of options in front of you with sizes, amenities, and styles. The role of the architect is to design something that will be the right for...

3 Types of Portfolio Reviews and Why They Matter

By Adam Laird on February 25th, 2019

Building and maintaining wealth is a journey. You start by taking the time to understand your needs and goals, and develop a plan and a portfolio that will help you realize them. But how do you make sure you stay on track? Ongoing reviews are key to...

Has Market Volatility Increased?

By Greg Rodger on January 7th, 2019

The final month of 2018 brought some wild swings to global equity markets, leading to headlines such as “Markets plunge with Dow posting worst Christmas Eve session on record”, followed one (trading) day later by “Dow soars more than 1,050...

Cannabis Stocks: Worth the Hype or Likely to Send Your Wealth Up in Smoke?

By Dan Hallett on October 23rd, 2018

I can’t recall the last time I discussed investments without “pot stocks” entering the conversation – whether at the gym, at lunch, and at the barber (not sure if he’s wealthy or not). The infatuation doesn’t match the insanity of the...

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