Making the Transition: Modern Maturity Advisor Today Online (09/01) Vol. 15, No. 10 p.12; Ruth, James P.
The stock market's bearish tone over the last months has frightened people away from independent investing, writes certified financial planner James P. Ruth for Advisor Today magazine. Unlike the 1990s, when investors had more room to experiment with alternative investing strategies, today's investors are more conservative. In short, Ruth says, today's investor must realize that term investing is a long-term proposition that requires the advice and experience of financial professionals.