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William Davis Named as Chief Marketing Officer

By | January 11th, 2017|Press Release|

Fund Architects LLC, a provider of investment portfolios dynamically constructed to capitalize on shifting global markets, today announced that William Davis has joined the firm as Chief Marketing Officer and a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Davis will immediately begin working with Burt Snover, President of Fund Architects, and Daniel Snover, the firm’s Deputy [...]

Happy Old Year

By | January 4th, 2017|Advisor Insights|

“Auld Lang Syne", as you might know, is an old Scots poem set to the tune of an old Scots folk song. Which means the old Scots words are incomprehensible anywhere outside of a few pubs along the Firth of Clyde. As a result, the song's title has been translated into standard not-Scots English as [...]

How Things Work

By | December 20th, 2016|Advisor Insights|

Like science, movie trivia, and hitting a curveball, investing knowledge is supposed to be cumulative. All of us, in other words, have opportunity to benefit from those who have already learned — and taught — how things work. “You must weigh not only the alluring probabilities of being right, but the dire consequences of being [...]

Still Crazy After All These Years

By | December 6th, 2016|Advisor Insights|

In case it’s not on your calendar, today marks the twentieth anniversary of Alan Greenspan’s famous “irrational exuberance” speech. Legend holds that the Fed chairman, who was thought to be around 120 years old at the time, came up with the term one morning while writing a speech in his bathtub. Good luck getting that [...]

To Bespoke Or Not To Bespoke

By | November 21st, 2016|Advisor Insights|

That, as one old market watcher might have suggested, is the question. As we contemplate the condition of today’s market, “collateralized debt obligations” must surely give us pause. Among the industry’s most mysterious inventions, CDOs are structured financial products that allow dealers to pool cash flow-generating assets and repackage them into discrete tranches with varying [...]

Can’t Hardly Weight

By | November 8th, 2016|Advisor Insights|

It was 1884 when journalist Charles Dow and his statistician buddy Edward Jones published their first stock average – what we now call the Dow Jones Transportation Average – in the Customer's Afternoon Letter – what we now know as The Wall Street Journal. Two years later, the boys calculated their first average purely of [...]

Closed Minded

By | October 26th, 2016|Advisor Insights|

A couple of things we just learned from the Closed End Fund Association: One, there’s such a thing as the Closed End Fund Association. Two, closed-end funds have been around in the U.S. since 1893 – some 30 years before open-end funds made the scene in the 1920’s bull market. Who’d have thought? Unlike traditional [...]

Forced Retirement

By | October 12th, 2016|Advisor Insights|

It was a bit hard to hear over the roar last Thursday when Merrill Lynch told its 14,000 brokers they were likely out of the retirement advice business. Indeed, whether anyone outside of the Thundering Herd heard it or not, what is now the Bank of America’s brokerage unit announced it was abandoning the traditional [...]

Catch A Falling Star…

By | September 27th, 2016|Advisor Insights|

And put it in your pocket You’ll remember Tom Marsico. He earned a good degree of fame for his stock-picking prowess at Janus Capital back in the 90s. Fame was so bright, in fact, he bolted from Cherry Creek in 1997 to launch his own shop, Marsico Capital, in downtown Denver. Just three years later [...]

Wall Street Journal Feature

By | September 16th, 2016|WSJ Feature|

Article as seen in the North Texas Premier Financial Advisors publication, a special advertising supplement to the Wall Street Journal If the notion of having access to institutional-quality asset management sounds appealing, read on. Fund Architects was founded to provide investors dynamic investment portfolios designed to capitalize on constantly shifting global markets. “We could see [...]