So far 2023 is looking good for investors! As illustrated in the chart below the Vanguard (US) Large Cap ETF gained 4.22% during the first two weeks of the new year. The small cap growth ETF is up 7.77%. ARKK is up 15.11% and TARK is up 31.43%. And as I write this on Tuesday, the 17th our investors are… Read more →
July 2022 – Investing, Lifespan, RMDs, Vacation
Investors suffered losses during the first half of 2022. The picture below tells the story. Since the downturn has been due primarily to Fed actions intended to abate rising inflation, stocks and bonds have lost value. During the period the Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond fund and the Vanguard Large-Cap Stock fund each lost 20% of their value. The stocks of… Read more →
Risk Tolerance, Inflation, DARPA & AI.
What is your risk tolerance? During the financial planning process we ask questions about – well, everything that might possibly be useful in understanding our clients as they consider their priorities, concerns, strengths, limitations, etc., etc. Specifically with regard to developing and maintaining a proper investment policy it is useful to assess our client’s risk tolerance. A relatively new idea… Read more →
IM Fees Reduced Again! And More!
“Actuaries are now projecting people entering the workforce could live 125 years…some demographers say the baby who will live to 200 years old is already born”. With increased longevity the need for planning – early and often – is vital. Read more →
Quick Note Regarding RMDs
RMDs waived for traditional IRA owners. Read more →