Retirement Insights

A Terrible Way to Protect a Retiree From Inflation

By Bob French, CFA

People seem to think commodities (especially gold) are suitable guards against inflation. I want to explain why that’s not true – at least over any useful time frame – and then tell you about some of the much better tools available. Commodities are just things. They don’t produce any value in and of themselves. They’re…

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Occam’s – How Buffer Assets Might Be Able to Help Your Retirement

By McLean Asset Management

Planning for retirement is vitally important. And with something this important, many of us want a sense of control. We want to know that our retirement income plan covers all the bases, and that it will smoothly take us through to a successful retirement. But, for most of us, that’s not how it’s going to play out. 

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2022 – Q2 Quarterly Market Review

By McLean Asset Management

This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets. The report also illustrates the impact of globally diversified portfolios and features a quarterly topic.   Download…

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What Does Retirement Mean?

By McLean Asset Management

Retirement has changed. It’s no longer about getting your gold watch and playing golf all the time. Retirement is now a frame of mind – you’re retired when you can do what you want. It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with whether you are drawing a paycheck or not. Retirement is the freedom to…

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Maintaining Your Portfolio is a Rebalancing Act

By McLean Asset Management

Markets bounce around. That’s just what they do. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t reflect our ever-changing world. As a result, your portfolio bounces around, too, which means your portfolio will eventually look different than it did when you started. Specifically, you’ll be taking the wrong amount of risk. We will want to bring your portfolio…

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The Art of Asset Location

By McLean Asset Management

You’ve probably heard a realtor or businessperson tell you that the three most important factors in determining a property’s value are location, location, and location. It seems crazy when you think about it, but it is so true. There’s a similar rule for investments: asset location. We are constantly looking for the best asset location within…

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Dealing with Market Volatility

By McLean Asset Management

Recently the markets have been choppy, resulting in renewed anxiety for many of you. While it may be difficult to remain calm during a substantial market decline, it is important to remember that volatility is a normal part of investing. Additionally, for long-term investors, reacting emotionally to volatile markets may be more detrimental to portfolio…

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Occam’s – Inflation and Your Retirement Plan

By McLean Asset Management

Planning for retirement is vitally important. And with something this important, many of us want a sense of control. We want to know that our retirement income plan covers all the bases, and that it will smoothly take us through to a successful retirement. But, for most of us, that’s not how it’s going to play out. 

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2022 – Q1 Quarterly Market Review

By McLean Asset Management

Q4 2021 – Quarterly Market Review

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