Working with Dopkins Wealth is Different

You don’t need to watch the daily market report or fret over expert forecasts. You have a plan tailored to your goals. Yes, working with Dopkins is different. How? Click the link or the image below to watch our video as we articulate what the Dopkins Difference means to us and for you.

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Perspectives on Market Volatility

In the market these days, it seems what goes up must come down — and then go up and then down again.

Does all this recent volatility worry you? A better understanding of that wiring can give us a clear decision-making framework to help us know if and when to get out of the market. Click the link or the image below to view our brief video

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Learning Center

Is a Million Bucks Enough to Retire?

  • May 21st, 2018

Tim Maurer offers a simple retirement stress test and asks what is perhaps the better question: What number works for you? “Wow, those guys must be millionaires!” I can recall uttering those words as a child, driving by the nicest house in our neighborhood—you know, the one with four garages filled with cars from Europe. The…

The Peculiar Performance of Private Equity Buyout Funds

  • May 20th, 2018

Larry Swedroe unpacks research that shows private equity returns are more correlated with public equity than some reported results may lead investors to conclude. The term “private equity” is often used to describe various types of privately placed (as opposed to publicly traded) investments. Even the name of this alternative asset class is tantalizing, because…

Chasing Returns Is a Hard Catch

  • May 19th, 2018

Larry Swedroe on a study showing why performance chasing rarely succeeds. There is a considerable body of evidence demonstrating that the post-hire performance of active managers tends to be disappointing relative to their pre-hire performance. Specifically, managers’ performance tends to regress toward zero after adjusting for expenses, risk, exposure to common factors and survivorship bias….

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