June 2016: Investment, Risk, and the Myths of Asset Allocation.


One of the most thought-provoking topics we discuss with clients is that of asset allocation. These discussions are prompted as much by our views on the topic (which contrast with conventional wisdom) as they are by the challenges of the current investment environment. While addressing this topic with clients, especially those in the later stages of life, we inevitably find ourselves discussing risk and what Greenwood Gearhart believes is its true mitigator: the research process and the quest for knowledge to find good, investable businesses at undervalued prices.

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