Author Archives: Mary Coughlin

All These Naked Emperors

It appears at least once a week there is yet another piece in the financial press about the risks to investors when they seek professional investment advice.  Whom can you trust?  How can you invest with the confidence that you are being well-served in an industry that is divided and extremely diverse?  There is broad, and heated, disagreement when it comes to responsibilities, oversightContinue Reading

First Quarter Thoughts

Happy 2014!  Before we focus on the New Year’s Dip, let’s spend a moment enjoying the rewards of 2013. The Russell 3000 returned 33.55% with the best of the major sectors, the Russell 2000 Growth index, at 43.30% and the worst, the Russell 1000 Value index at a respectable 32.53%. In the less published sectorsContinue Reading