"Is your adviser still gun-shy when it comes to stocks and riskier assets? While it's difficult to pinpoint what is "too conservative," when an adviser makes radical changes to a portfolio following a major event that's a cause for concern, says Lutton. Instead, look for consistent advice over time, says Warne. She says a good adviser should constantly discuss the mix of equities and fixed income. If they are reacting to hot trends, they are likely to talk about a different investment each time -- instead of the overall portfolio."
Over at index universe ETF "expert" Matt Hougan is starting to develop a track record as a contrary indicator. His Monday March 7 post was entitled
XLE is the only thing working
In the course of one week March 4 -11 XLE - 6.3%, SP 500 -1.9%
sha sha to the mot