The Fiduciary Standard Is Far From Enough
Above all, the advisory field needs to become more competent, Bob Seawright says.
How to Cure Advisors’ Crisis of Confidence
Many advisors are in a dispirited state; here’s a better way forward.
Investment Advice That Will Pass Time's Test
Bob Seawright's best investing advice for 2016: stop following what's hot.
Why Critical Thinking Is in Short Supply
An illusion of causality can trip up even trained pros, Bob Seawright says.
Don’t Make ‘The Godfather’ Your Business Model
Despite the much-repeated advice from the iconic 1972 film that business decisions aren’t personal, the opposite should be true for financial advisors, Bob Seawright says.
Fatal Retirement Portfolio Mistake: Confusing ‘Optimized’ With ‘Safe’
Moving away from guaranteed income options is a mistake, Seawright says: There's nothing "safe" about 95% success rates when failure means destitution in old age.
A Musical Lesson for Investors and Advisors
What happened when performers did the unexpected.
What Transparency Should Look Like
Bob Seawright asks: What if the financial advice industry were to truly free itself from "self-serving secrecy"?
The messy reality of financial decisions
The best investors learn to internalize what they have learned over time.
The age of financial secrecy is ending
The new transparency means there's a power shift between customers and those trying to serve and profit from them.