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Can You Turn Investment Losses into Tax Gains?

When markets take a spill, especially when it comes to your retirement investments, it’s harder to find ways to meet your financial goals. If you were relying on IRA or 401(k) withdrawals to cover your expenses, doing so when markets are down would decrease the lifespan of your savings. And if you’re nearing retirement, market losses may provide cause to push back the time you enter retirement. While all these concerns are legitimate, there is a [...]

2022-11-10T17:07:35+00:00November 7, 2022|Investment Strategies, Stock Market, Tax Strategies|

Rediscovering the Value of Yields in Recessions

For decades, the name of the personal finances game has been an asset or equity growth. High-growth tech stocks grew to dominate the market, some of which have grown to be among the largest companies in the world. And if you owned stock in those companies while they made their meteoric rise, your overall wealth may have ballooned in the process. But how confident do you feel with your wealth in those stocks? Would you feel [...]

5 Unique Risks for the Affluent Investor

You may think that as a high net worth individual, or even a millionaire next door, you may have an easy road ahead in maintaining your wealth. But a greater amount of wealth to protect introduces unique challenges that are specific to the size of what they have to protect. Although many investing and wealth-preservation principles apply to anyone – such as developing a tax plan, assessing a portfolio’s risk exposure, and more – there are [...]

2022-10-14T00:03:01+00:00October 14, 2022|Investment Strategies, Stock Market|

What Volatility Truly Means

Nowadays, the word “volatility” seems thrown around more than ever. Usually, when it comes to financial talk, “volatility” is used to describe a downward trend. But that’s not what volatility really means! Volatility is technically referring to large up and down swings in the market over short periods of time. It doesn’t just mean a downward trend. The Ups and the Downs It’s important to make sure your financial plan is protected against downward trends. When [...]

2022-09-28T16:46:34+00:00September 28, 2022|Financial Planning, Stock Market|

Don’t Succumb to the Fear of Missing Out

If you’ve followed markets or financial news, especially in the past few years, you may have come across the term “fear of missing out,” commonly abbreviated to FOMO. When markets keep going up, FOMO can start to creep in. It can start to feel like you’re leaving gains on the table by not rebalancing your portfolio to include the ultra-high growth assets that saw big jumps. The desire to get as much as you can from [...]

2022-08-05T16:29:52+00:00August 5, 2022|Financial Planning, Psychology, Stock Market|

Is Your IRA At Risk In This Market?

During bear markets, we must ask different questions about our money and our assets. It is no longer about which stocks will double over the next twelve months. Instead, it will likely be about how to preserve your portfolio value by investing in stable equities with a consistent yield or profitability to mitigate the risk of steep declines. Regardless, market downturns happen, and if you have an IRA, you might expect to rely on its distributions [...]

Why We Could See More Inflation and Market Volatility

As we saw during the COVID-19 pandemic, what happens somewhere halfway around the world can have a major impact on us. Now, the global economy faces new threats as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including spiking energy prices, inflation, and a volatile market. Know how you could be affected and what strategies you can pursue to help protect your savings. Are You Protected from Market Corrections? We’ve seen market volatility recently and could see [...]

2022-04-21T13:13:34+00:00April 21, 2022|Economy, Retirement Income, Stock Market|

How Do You Handle a Volatile Market?

Now that you’re nearing retirement, the term “market volatility” might stir up different feelings than it did 30 years ago. Older workers and retirees understand that they have less time to make up for losses in their investments and to ride out future market crashes than they did when they were younger. Leaving your financial well-being up to the whims of the market seems like less and less of a good idea as you get closer [...]

2022-03-18T20:47:46+00:00March 18, 2022|Stock Market|

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Your Finances

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could have major economic consequences around the world, including here in America.  After a tumultuous two years during the pandemic, the global economy faces new threats as a result of this conflict – spiking energy prices and inflation, supply chain disruptions, and market volatility. Our team of financial professionals constructs financial strategies designed to fortify the portfolios of all we serve. What Could This Conflict Have to Do With Your Wallet? As [...]

2022-03-03T16:07:02+00:00March 3, 2022|Economy, Stock Market|

3 Recent Events That Could Show the Future of Your Finances

Planning for retirement is never a “set it and forget it” activity. There are unexpected disasters, market drops, and changing laws that invariably cause retirees to reevaluate their plans of action. Recently, the Federal Reserve’s statements regarding interest rates and inflation, as well as the GameStop stock frenzy, may have you wondering how to respond. Let’s look at three events that could show the future of your finances. The Federal Reserve’s Latest Meeting The Federal Reserve [...]

2021-02-17T20:15:21+00:00February 16, 2021|Economy, Retirement Planning, Stock Market|
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