Correlation and the Benefits of Diversification

  Correlation is generally defined in the investment world as a statistic that measures the degree to which assets change in value relative to one another. However, diversification is a methodology practiced to reduce risk within a portfolio by combining assets (or investments) that have low correlations amongst themselves, thereby providing higher expected risk adjusted… Read more »

JNBA Financial Advisors Named to Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers List

National listing recognizes JNBA’s leadership as an independent firm for fourth year MINNEAPOLIS (June 28, 2018) — Independence has been one of JNBA Financial Advisors’ defining characteristics since its founding nearly 40 years ago, and now, the firm is being recognized once again for its leadership as one of the top independent registered investment advisors… Read more »

Estate Planning

Estate Planning: Common-Sense Preparation Few of us want to think about end-of-life decisions while we are still living healthy lives, but it’s essential to put an estate plan in place to ensure your personal wishes are honored in the event you are unable to give direction. If you pass away without having proper estate planning… Read more »

Applying for Social Security

Are you ready to apply for Social Security? Did you know that according to the Social Security Administration, more than 9 out of 10 individuals age 65 and older receive Social Security benefits? There are some steps to take before taking those benefits, however. Before taking Social Security benefits you’ll need to obtain your Social… Read more »

Barron’s Names JNBA Financial Advisors Minnesota’s Top Advisor

We are extremely proud to announce that JNBA Financial Advisors’ CEO Richard S. Brown has been ranked by Barron’s as Minnesota’s top financial advisor, as well as the top Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in Minnesota. This marks the ninth consecutive year Richard and JNBA have been named to Barron’s list of the 1,200 top advisors… Read more »

Pre-Retirement Planning

Pre-Retirement Checklist: Considerations for Life’s Next Phase Transitioning to retirement can be both exciting and overwhelming, but taking a proactive approach to retirement planning can help ensure you have the means to enjoy what you’ve earned through a lifetime of work. There are many considerations to note – in addition to income – that will… Read more »

Market Trends in Mid-Term Election Years

The quote “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme” is credited to Mark Twain — although there is no evidence that he ever said it. The same can often be said of market cycles.  Since 1900, mid-term election years have had the worst median performance of any year in the four year presidential cycle… Read more »

2018 JNBA Tax Update Webinar

The 2018 JNBA Tax Update webinar recording is now available. This webinar includes important information from a panel of tax professionals who share key changes of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 going into effect this year. FOR INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES: The information covered is especially valuable for individuals and families who are interested in… Read more »

2018 Tax Reminders

Please note that due to the observed Emancipation Day holiday on Monday, April 16, this year’s tax filing deadline has been moved to Tuesday, April 17. 1099 Delivery Reminders As a reminder, realized gain/loss (cost basis) as well as management fee information is included on your 1099 coming directly from TD Ameritrade. Please provide your… Read more »