While hiring an asset management firm can be a major undertaking there are a few points to narrow in on to find the right firm for you. Get to know the advisor and his or her experience. Make sure the interest is reciprocated. Is the advisor client-focused, responsive, and does he or she really listen? Then find out about the firm’s investment philosophy and how often your portfolio will be reviewed.
Why the big equity bounce that seemingly ignores bad news from trade wars, protests, and civil unrest in May 2020? We’ve seen the bottom in economic data, so the news is just getting better from an earnings perspective. Equities are forward-looking, pricing off future expected earnings.
Stableford operates on a different investment philosophy from other financial advisory firms: adjusting based on market environment and client need. To do this we have to constantly assess risk and maintain open communication with clients – during both up and down markets. Stableford is not a manager of managers and the investment strategies are all proprietary.
After dropping 30% from the start of the year the low in March, the S&P 500 has rebounded 30% off the March 23 low, and nearly 13% in April to end down roughly 10% year-to-date. The 10 yr. US Treasury remained largely flat during April, closing the month with a yield of 0.64%.
Many companies that were approved for the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) have already received the loan disbursements and we expect many more awaiting funds to receive them over the next few weeks. The most attractive feature of the Paycheck Protection Program is the loan forgiveness. In order to take advantage of this feature, we recommend that companies should prepare to use these funds in a way that will maximize the loan forgiveness amount. Here we provide a list of actions to help do this.
From certified financial planners to analysts, strategists, and advisors, Stableford staff utilizes their diverse backgrounds to create a unique culture. The integrated advisor approach takes the middleman out of communication, buys, and sells. This, on top of the various perspectives and institutional experience of each member of Stableford leadership, leads to a well-rounded and gratifying investment experience for clients.
We’re never happy with negative returns but we are happy when we are able to preserve your capital. On a relative basis, that is what we have done. The losses in our strategies are a fraction of the overall equities markets and a 60/40 mix of equities and fixed income. This is why we are proponents of the active approach to investing. It’s times like these when being prudent and risk-averse matters.
Health Savings Accounts’ triple-tax benefits make them appealing to high-net-worth investors and others who want to pay for healthcare expenses, save on taxes, and have an additional way to help fund retirement. HSAs should be part of your insurance planning discussions with your financial advisor.
The S&P 500 declined 8.4% during February to close down 8% year-to-date and remains at similar levels through March 6. The US-Sino trade-détente and global-growth euphoria that began last September peaked during February and has been replaced with global contagion fears (double entendre).
Starting your own business is both rewarding and challenging – it also presents a unique set of challenges for financial planning. The four financial planning strategies for the self-employed to consider include setting up a retirement account, funding it, insuring your business and seeking support. At Stableford Capital, we take an integrated advisory approach and look at your entire financial situation when mapping out your financial plan.