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3 Truths About How Investors View Fees PDF

Examine three truths about how investors view advisory fees. Help inspire trust and engender loyalty among current and prospective clients-without reducing fees.

Length: 4 pages
Business Development
4 Reasons Why NIRP May Lead to Structurally Higher Gold Demand PDF

Juan Carlos Artigas, Director of Investment Research at the World Gold Council, explains how low and negative interest rate policies are shifting the way investors view gold in a portfolio.

Length: 5 pages
Gold
5 Charts that Explain What's Driving Today's Gold Rush PDF

Dave Mazza, Head of ETF and Mutual Fund Research, explores several reasons why investors are turning to gold in today's uncertain market climate.

Length: 3 pages
Gold
9 Questions Every ETF Investor Should Ask Before Investing PDF

Get answers to some of the most important questions every investor should ask before investing in ETFs.

Length: 7 pages
Evaluating ETFs
A Guide for Advisors: Using ETFs Why and When PDF

Learn more about the potential benefits of ETFs and how to efficiently construct portfolios using ETFs to further your clients' goals.

Length: 3 pages
Fundamentals
A New Middle Ground in the Active vs. Passive Debate PDF

Learn how combining active and passive funds or implementing a smart beta investment approach may create more efficient portfolios.

Length: 11 pages
Active & Passive Management
A Parent's Guide to Making College Funding a Family Affair. PDF

Give this 4-step guide to parents to help facilitate discussions with children to develop a comprehensive, multi-generational college funding plan.

Length: 4 pages
Financial Planning
A Primer on Active ETF Due Diligence PDF

Learn more about the due diligence process for choosing active ETFs in order to understand the merits of a particular strategy or fund.

Length: 3 pages
Evaluating ETFs
Actionable Ideas for Combining Active & Passive Strategies PDF

Explore actionable ideas for combining active and passive strategies that we have seen implemented by our financial advisor and institutional clients.

Length: 8 pages
Active & Passive Management
Active vs. Passive Redux: From Polar Opposites to Portfolio Complements PDF

Learn how investors are rethinking what it means to be a passive or an active investor and have shifted their focus to finding the most efficient ways to blend the two strategies in portfolios.

Length: 13 pages
Active & Passive Management
Actively Managed ETFs vs. Actively Managed Mutual Funds PDF

An active ETF offers a different set of features than a mutual fund, and may be a better fit for certain investors.

Length: 2 pages
Active & Passive Management
An Educational Resource Guide: Promoting Financial Literacy PDF

Advisors often benefit when their clients' financial knowledge improves. We've compiled some suggested resources to help clients of all ages along the journey to better financial knowledge.DoubleLine's mandate to strive to deliver better risk-adjusted returns.

Length: 6 pages
Client Engagement
An ETF Due Diligence Checklist PDF

Use this worksheet to create a thorough framework for your ETF analysis and ensure that you are choosing the ETFs best suited to meet your client's needs.

Length: 4 pages
Evaluating ETFs
Appreciating the True Value of Financial Advice PDF

Help clients to clearly understand the sometimes subtle but all-important connection between what they are paying for financial advice and the value that you're delivering.

Length: 12 pages
Business Development
Assessing the Landscape: Female Investors and Financial Advisors PDF

Review the findings from our online survey designed to gain insights on the topic of women and investing, including the influence of gender roles.

Length: 17 pages
Client Engagement
Building Fixed Income Portfolios with a Three C's Approach

Watch David Mazza and Jared Rowley of the SPDR ETFs and SSGA Funds Research Team explain how investors can potentially add stability, income and diversification to their fixed income portfolios.

Length: 2 minutes 41 seconds
Fixed Income
College Savings Conversation: A Funding Solutions Roadmap PDF

Use this interactive guide as your primary resource in client conversations on college funding to cover aspects such as understanding costs, comparing funding options, and the benefits of a 529 plan.

Length: 30 pages
Financial Planning
Creating a Legacy: The Case for 529 Savings Plans vs Trusts. PDF

Consider how a 529 plan may be a better option than an irrevocable trust allowing your clients to remain in control.

Length: 2 pages
Financial Planning
Debunking 5 Common Gold Misconceptions PDF

Explore five common misconceptions about gold that may be preventing investors from holding a long-term allocation and the reality behind these misunderstandings.

Length: 4 pages
Gold
Debunking Myths and Common Misconceptions of ETFs PDF

Educate investors about some of the common ETF myths that persist today and help them to gain an accurate understanding of how they are structured, regulated and traded.

Length: 4 pages
Fundamentals
Developing a Clear and Concise Value Proposition PDF

An advisor's differentiator - their competitive edge - is the added value they bring to the relationship. This worksheet can help you crystalize your value proposition to improve client communication.

Length: 4 pages
Business Development
Developing Financial Knowledge PDF

Financially knowledgeable clients are often better clients. Learn how to take on the role of educator for the whole family; help improve the financial literacy of existing and next generation clients.

Length: 20 pages
Multigenerational Wealth Management
Do ETFs Have a Significant Impact on Equity Market Volumes? PDF

Learn more about the rapid growth of ETFs and the expanded use of this vehicle by investors around the world, including how ETFs impact equity market volumes.

Length: 2 pages
Fundamentals
Does High Short Interest Mean Higher Risk for ETFs? PDF

Learn more about ETFs and short interest, including the unique creation redemption process and the ownership chain of an ETF.

Length: 3 pages
Fundamentals
Don't Count Gold Out with a Strong Dollar PDF

Our analysis suggests that the dollar’s recent strength highlights how gold shines as a portfolio diversifier and risk management tool, particularly as stocks and bonds may deliver lower returns.

Length: 4 pages
Gold
Dynamics of Fixed Income ETF Investing PDF

Key aspects of the fixed income ETF trading dynamics are highlighted to better assist investors in harnessing the utility of these instruments when implementing investment strategies.

Length: 5 pages
Institutional ETF Investing
Economic Cycles and Sectors: Select Your Sectors PDF

These sector strategies provide investors with a way to adjust their exposure in response to changes in the economic cycles.

Length: 6 pages
Sector Investing
Embracing Change as Opportunity: Harness the Power of the "Robo-advisor" PDF

Learn how to expand your practice and reach a new demographic by combining the experienced, personal touch of your existing advisory model with web-based platforms and technology.

Length: 12 pages
Business Development
ETF Execution: Master the Mechanics to Optimize Trading PDF

Buy and sell ETFs with ease. Get best practice techniques and tools to help optimize trading.

Length: 7 pages
Fundamentals
ETF Legal Structure Comparison PDF

Explore an ETF's legal structure how the products are managed and taxed.

Length: 2 pages
Evaluating ETFs
ETF Liquidity: More Beneath the Surface PDF

In this case study, we explain why investors should look beyond an ETF's bid/ask spread and onscreen numbers, and how they can utilize the hidden liquidity when executing trades.

Length: 4 Pages
Evaluating ETFs
ETF vs Futures

Watch Tim Mullaney of the Institutional ETF Group discuss why more investors are using ETFs in place of futures contracts for exposure to equity markets.

Length: 2 minutes 49 seconds
Institutional ETF Investing
Exchange Traded Funds: Are They Right for You? PDF

Educate investors about ETFs and how they compare to mutual funds, using this SPDR University-branded presentation.

Length: 17 slides
Fundamentals
Exchange Traded Funds: Basics of Product Structure PDF

Learn the differences between 3 common product structures of ETFs.

Length: 3 pages
Fundamentals
Financial Literacy Assessment PDF

Use this assessment with your clients to gauge their level of financial literacy and work with them to develop any areas that may need review.

Length: 5 pags
Client Engagement
Five Healthy Habits of the Informed Investor PDF

For the female investor: despite feeling misunderstood by the investment industry, women should be empowered by the qualities and habits that make them the ideal client for financial advisors.

Length: 8 pages
Client Engagement
Fixed Income Investing in a Challenging Environment

David Mazza and Jared Rowley of the SPDR ETF and SSGA Funds Research Team offer insights to help investors generate income while navigating an uncertain path of further Federal Reserve rate hikes.

Length: 2 minutes 47 seconds
Fixed Income
Fundamentals of Asset Allocation PDF

Learn how strategic asset allocation decisions can affect portfolio performance.

Length: 2 pages
Financial Planning
Getting Technical with Fixed Income PDF

Getting Technical with Fixed Income

Length: 6 pages
Fixed Income
Good as Gold: Re-appraising Strategic Allocations to Gold PDF

Learn more about one of the world's most valuable metals including how gold can be considered a potentially defensive asset as well as long-term strategic asset for today and beyond.

Length: 7 pages
Gold
Harnessing Innovation and Growth Within The Technology Sector PDF

Explore our positive outlook on the US technology sector and why we believe that investors should consider overweighting the technology sector in 2016 because it offers relatively strong earnings.

Length: 5 pages
Sector Investing
Helping Clients Prosper as they Age by Minimizing the Risks of Cognitive Decline PDF

Help your clients protect their financial interests, and their family's, as they age by using these steps to develop a comprehensive plan with them in the event of cognitive decline.

Length: 12 pages
Multigenerational Wealth Management
How Advisors can Help Stop Student Loan Debt from Creating a Lost Generation PDF

Learn how as an advisor you can work to alleviate the burden of student debt by encouraging clients to plan more thoughtfully and save more efficiently for college.

Length: 5 pages
Financial Planning
How to Implement Investment Location to Generate Alpha PDF

Learn how placing stocks, bonds and other assets in either taxable or tax-deferred accounts according to how they are taxed can help  minimize your clients’ income and estate tax liabilities.

Length: 12 pages
Tax Management
Infographic: How To Navigate An Uncertain Bond Market PDF

View our Three C's approach to bond market uncertainty and how we think investors should think differently when building fixed income portfolios.

Length: 1 page
Fixed Income
Investment Ideas for Heightened Market Uncertainty PDF

Based on our propriety research, we offer ETF implementation ideas to address the top three investment concerns currently on your client's mind.

Length: 2 pages
Fixed Income
Making Performance Personal PDF

Help clients align their definition of success with their reasons for investing by implementing a goals-based wealth management approach. Review hypothetical scenarios that put this into practice.

Length: 6 pages
Client Engagement
Managing the Transition of Wealth Across Generations PDF

Transform client attitudes about wealth transfer planning, clarify objectives and help prepare heirs for the assets¿all while fostering a loyal clientele encompassing current and future generations.

Length: 24 pages
Multigenerational Wealth Management
Meeting the Increasing Demand of Low Carbon Investing PDF

Read about the increasing demand for low carbon investing as investors continue to question the long-term viability of segments of the carbon economy.

Length: 3 pages
Institutional ETF Investing
Money in Motion: Multigenerational Wealth Management PDF

Review the findings from our online survey designed to gain insights on the topic of intergenerational wealth management across four generations of investors.

Length: 26 pages
Multigenerational Wealth Management
Mythbusters: Revealing the Truth About Women and Investing PDF

Misperceptions about female investors abound. Explore seven myths about this growing client segment and address ways to move past these stereotypes to better serve all clients.

Length: 6 pages
Client Engagement
Our Favorite Sectors: Growth and Value

Dave Mazza and Matthew Bartolini of the SPDR ETF and SSGA Funds Research Team share their thoughts on potential sector opportunities in energy and consumer discretionary.

Length: 2 minutes 6 seconds
Sector Investing
Prioritizing Succession Planning: An Action Plan for Advisors PDF

Done well, a succession plan can serve as a valuable roadmap to comfortable retirement and can allow clients to rest easy. Read through our action plan to help you jumpstart the process.

Length: 11 pages
Business Development
Sector and Industry Investing in 2016

David Mazza and Jared Rowley of the SPDR ETF and SSGA Funds Research Team share why sector and industry investing could make sense in this low growth environment, and which areas they're favoring.

Length: 2 minutes 27 seconds
Sector Investing
Securities Lending & ETFs: An Overview PDF

Explore what securities lending is, why some exchange traded funds engage in securities lending and how this process may directly benefit shareholders.

Length: 5 pages
Fundamentals
Separating ETF Facts from Fiction PDF

Examine some of the events that have led to misconceptions about the stability, solvency, and risk management processes of exchange traded funds.

Length: 7 pages
Fundamentals
SPDR MSCI StrategicFactors Suite: What You Need to Know PDF

Learn about our re-branded SPDR MSCI StrategicFactorsSM ETF suite which seeks to provide a multi-factor approach to smart beta.

Length: 8 pages
Institutional ETF Investing
SPDR Spotlight: A Q&A on Fixed Income ETF Liquidity PDF

Explore the impacts of volatility, trading costs, price movements and redemptions on fixed Income ETF's liquidity.

Length: 4 pages
Evaluating ETFs
SPDR® Fixed Income ETF Dashboard PDF

A quarterly review of the fixed income markets and ETFs, including a new hypothetical model portfolio using SPDRs to build a new core fixed income allocation.

Length: 8 pages
Fixed Income
Tactical Asset Allocation with ETFs PDF

Learn how the use of exchange traded funds as the underlying investments in a tactical asset allocation portfolio can potentially provide a cost effective, diversified approach to asset allocation.

Length: 4 pages
Fundamentals
Tax Loss Harvesting for Ongoing Value PDF

This flip-book outlines the basic concepts of tax loss harvesting, explains the Wash Sale Rule and looks at when to harvest gains.

Length: 9 slides
Tax Management
Tax Loss Harvesting Knows No Season PDF

Read about why tax-loss harvesting should be a year-round activity and which asset classes are ripe for harvest.

Length: 2 pages
Tax Management
Tax Management: How to Harvest Portfolio Losses and Gains PDF

Read about how volatile markets create year round opportunities for harvesting losses. Efficient tax loss harvesting entails careful decisions from a long-term view of your client’s portfolio assets.

Length: 12 pages
Tax Management
Tax-Smart ETF Strategies PDF

Learn more about creating a tax efficient portfolio using ETFs, including re-allocating client portfolios to create more potential opportunities to harvest losses to help offset taxable gains.

Length: 8 pages
Tax Management
The Advisor Retirement Wave: Succession Strategies for an Effective Transition PDF

Explore how a well-crafted succession plan can serve as a powerful tool for maximizing the value of your firm, and why it's simply good business to put a plan in place.

Length: 16 pages
Business Development
The Impact of Aging on Financial Decisions PDF

Investors can't predict the markets, but they can protect their financial interests should their own cognitive abilities decline. Develop a plan before it is needed to help your clients manage risk.

Length: 20 pages
Multigenerational Wealth Management
The Price of Financial Advice PDF

Our new research report offers a wealth of proven techniques to help convey your fee value proposition. Help them understand and appreciate the total value you provide clients.

Length: 16 pages
Business Development
The Rising Tide of Sector and Industry Investing PDF

Our new report explores the current state of sector and industry investing and identifies potential opportunities in the current market environment.

Length: 22 pages
Sector Investing
The Strategic Case for Investing in Gold PDF

Learn how turbulent and choppy markets present investors with an opportunity to reevaluate the important strategic role that gold may play in a portfolio.

Length: 4 pages
Gold
The Value of Financial Advice: Survey Results PDF

Review the results of our surveys that show what investors really think when it comes to how they view the price of financial advice and what they want and don't want in their advisor relationships.

Length: 11 pages
Business Development
Three C's Of Fixed Income Portfolio Construction PDF

David Mazza, Head of Research, shares his thoughts on fixed income asset classes in the current environment and implementation ideas to build core, complement and cushion into your client's portfolio.

Length: 6 pages
Fixed Income
Tracking the Alpha Female PDF

Explore six techniques for advisors looking to work more effectively with female clients and to help these underserved investors reach their goals.

Length: 12 pages
Client Engagement
Turning Education into Action PDF

An informed client is a more engaged investor. Explore how you can help lay the groundwork for a successful learning process, improving both product and conceptual financial literacy.

Length: 4 pages
Multigenerational Wealth Management
Understanding Exchange Traded Funds: Tracking Methodologies PDF

Learn the characteristics of the four major ETF tracking methodologies to help you choose the ETFs that are best suited for your portfolio.

Length: 2 pages
Evaluating ETFs
Understanding the Securities Lending Process PDF

Learn how securities lending works in this overview which reviews each step of the process.

Length: 2 pages
Fundamentals
Using Exchange Traded Funds PDF

Learn how to use ETFs for asset allocation, tax management, risk management, and transition management.

Length: 4 pages
Fundamentals
What Are You Really Saying and What Are They Really Hearing? PDF

Use these easy-to-implement best practices to more efficiently communicate your value proposition to clients.

Length: 8 pages
Business Development
What Drives the Gold Market over the Long Term? PDF

View our infographic to get a better understanding of the factors that drive gold's price movements.

Length: 1 page
Gold
What Previous Gold Bull Markets Teach Us About Gold Today PDF

Dave Mazza, Head of ETF and Mutual Fund Research, discusses what previous gold rallies and financial market conditions can tell us about the current gold bull market outlook.

Length: 4 pages
Gold
What to Consider When Implementing Gold in a Portfolio PDF

Dave Mazza, Head of ETF and Mutual Fund Research, shares his thoughts about how investors can consider implementing gold as a strategic presence in their portfolio to potentially diversify risk.

Length: 3 pages
Gold
Where To Go For Growth & Value PDF

David Mazza, Head of Research, shares his thoughts on the top two sectors to watch along with implementation ideas to take advantage of the opportunity in today's equity market.

Length: 6 pages
Sector Investing
Why Choose DoubleLine Capital and TOTL for Core Fixed Income Exposure? PDF

An actively managed core fixed income fund may be able to play a critical role in a portfolio by seeking to provide stability, diversification and income.

Length: 4 pages
Fixed Income
Why Choose DoubleLine Capital for Fixed Income Exposure? PDF

At a time of low yields, heightened volatility and a confusing rate outlook, an active approach may help investors. Read about DoubleLine's mandate to strive to deliver better risk-adjusted returns.

Length: 5 pages
Fixed Income
Why Index Calculation Differences Matter:  Case Study of JNK and HYG PDF

Examine why index due diligence is paramount to deciding the true efficiency of a passive approach and why investors need to understand construction methodology of benchmarks within an asset class.

Length: 4 pages
Institutional ETF Investing