Heartbleed Bug

By Foster Group
4/16/2014 | 4:22 PM


Password security is a huge concern to many, especially after the national Target security breech and now the newest website security issue, the Heartbleed Bug.  This concern was identified last week and has to do with the website security mechanism called OpenSSL.  OpenSSL was designed to prevent hackers from retrieving personal data submitted by users to a particular website.

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Bullish Comsumer Outlook Overshadows Modest Domestic Economic Data

By Foster Group
4/1/2014 | 3:42 PM



American consumer confidence hit a six-year high in March, according to data recently released by the Conference Board, providing promise that the first-quarter economic stagnation may have been mostly weather-induced, after all.

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Ask the Experts...or Maybe Not?

By Ross Polking
4/1/2014 | 2:27 PM


This pretty well sums it up.  Stick with coin flipping rather than trust the “experts” if you are inclined to try timing the market.  And for goodness sake, stay diversified. 

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickferri/2014/01/23/gurus-achieve-an-astounding-47-4-accuracy/

 

 

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The Oracle Speaks, Is Anyone Listening?

By Ross Polking
3/24/2014 | 1:33 PM

It’s interesting that Warren Buffet, the fourth wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, and one of our time’s most successful investors offers the public investment counsel, yet his simple message to investors to avoid trying to beat the market often falls on deaf ears.  His suggestion to implement a portfolio of well-diversified, low-cost mutual funds and think long-term is not well-followed by the masses.

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February 2014 Audio Update

By Ed Green
3/20/2014 | 3:44 PM


Ed Green hosts our February update and covers a month with very solid returns in global equities markets. After a weak start in January, most asset classes recovered their losses and pushed into positive year-to-date return territory by the end of February. Ed also spends time discussing some of Foster Group’s thought process around determining appropriate proportions of U.S. and foreign equities in client portfolios.

 

To listen to the audio recording, click here.

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