Live webcast: with the creators of SmartRisk

Advisors, you’ve come to the right place. Join Joe Elsasser, CFP® and Ron Piccinini, PhD, live on November 9 at 3:00 p.m. Central, as they answer your questions about SmartRisk.

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Posted in SmartRisk, Webcast, Joe Elsasser, Ron Piccinini, PhD

WATCH: Don't Be Fooled Into Believing a Portfolio is Diversified

SmartRisk was created for one overarching reason: risk software on the market is based on outdated math, and that math dramatically underestimates risk. Advisors should care about explaining risk to clients because helping them avoid the classic pitfalls that can destroy retirements builds a stronger, more trusting relationship. SmartRisk's massive computing power and sophisticated models properly measure portfolio risk. Join Joe Elsasser, CFP®, President of Covisum and see how SmartRisk can

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Posted in Risk, SmartRisk, portfolio risk, Drawdown analysis, Asset interaction, Free Trial, Demo

UPDATED: Cost of Living Adjustment

Last Friday, Social Security announced the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for benefits payable in 2018. Check out the fact sheet.

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Posted in COLA, Cost of Living Adjustment, Social Security Timing, Social Security Administration, SSA

Why financial advisors never really used beta, and why they are right

By Ron Piccinini, PhDDirector of Product Development

How can you tell if someone went to Harvard? They will tell you within five minutes of meeting them, as the popular joke goes. Similarly, ask any freshly-minted finance MBA or CFA candidate about portfolio construction, and chances are high that you will hear about ‘beta’ in pretty short order. As most advisors know, beta is the key statistic in Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT), and has something to do with the volatility of a stock or asset

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Posted in Risk, SmartRisk, Beta, Ron Piccinini, PhD, Downside Risk

Covisum's president, Joe Elsasser, CFP®, featured in Financial Planning

It's no secret, Joe Elsasser, our company president uses Covisum technology to reinforce measurable value for his own clients in his personal financial practice. He was recently quoted in Financial Planning:

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Posted in Software Programs, FinTech, Financial Planning, Technology, Tech, Joe Elsasser, Referals