We women live longer than men, and many of us will be on our own at some time in the future. At age 65, we can expect to live another 20 years on average, and we will need to depend on ourselves more than ever to successfully navigate the retirement landscape. Most of us cannot afford to make a major mistake and still ensure there will be time to recover.
On: Aug 1 2017 | Category: Community Involvement
Today, Harris would like to highlight a wonderful community organization: Home Ownership for Personal Empowerment (HOPE). HOPE is a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping those with developmental disabilities live independently in stable housing.
Emerging market stocks registered another strong quarter returning 6.3% for the period. International developed stocks and US stocks also rose, returning 5.6% and 3.0% respectively. Global real estate increased 2.0%, while U.S bonds returned 1.7% and global bonds returned 0.4%. Commodities declined for the second quarter in a row falling 3.0% for the period. With the first half of 2017 in the books, six of the seven major asset classes are in positive territory.
On: Jun 22 2017 | Category: In the News
Harris Financial Advisors is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2017 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Adviser list. This list recognizes top independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms from across the U.S.
It is important not to give up long‐term gains for temporary short‐term stability. Not staying invested and choosing to pull out of markets until they’re less volatile can mean the loss of tens of thousands of dollars (or more).
There is always more to the markets than what is seen on television and blasted from the headlines. Careful consideration of all aspects of an investment – political, demographic, economic, and relative value, to name a few – must be made when considering the broader implications of that investment on the portfolio.
Equities led the way with Emerging Markets stocks returning 11.5%, International Developed stocks returning 6.8% and U.S. stocks returning 5.7% for the period. U.S bonds, global bonds and real estate reversed their retreat from last quarter and commodities registered the only negative return for the quarter.