James Cahn

James Cahn is Chief Investment Officer of Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services, a Registered Investment Advisor based out of Minneapolis, MN. With his background in academia and institutional investing, he writes about advanced concepts in finance, economics and investing – and he seeks to do so in language that the everyday investor can understand and put to use. He has a B.S. in Economics and Performance Studies from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His advisor services are offered through Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services, a registered investment advisor.

Recent Articles By The Author

China-Proof Your Portfolio Now, Before Sino Debt Hits the Fan

China-Proof Your Portfolio Now, Before Sino Debt Hits the Fan

It’s China’s turn for a debt crisis, so keep your eyes open for the unexpected.

Why Diversification Doesn’t Always Mitigate Risk

Why Diversification Doesn’t Always Mitigate Risk

A colorful, balanced asset-class-based pie chart does not equate to sensible level of risk.

Stop Watching Stock Indices or You Could Destroy Your Portfolio

Stop Watching Stock Indices or You Could Destroy Your Portfolio

Obsessing about stock index performance could make you abandon wise asset-allocation decisions and engage in panic buying or selling that could decimate your portfolio.

Five Reasons to Change Your Outlook on Emerging Markets

Five Reasons to Change Your Outlook on Emerging Markets

Instead of lumping all emerging markets together, dig deeper to find the indices and countries that can appreciate over the long haul. A quarter-to-quarter focus will only hurt your portfolio.

3 Wealth Management Assumptions That Might Hurt Your Wallet

3 Wealth Management Assumptions That Might Hurt Your Wallet

Clients assume truths about their wealth managers which, if false, can cost an investor both money and peace of mind.