The SECURE Act: How to Maximize Advantages from Congress’ Change to Retirement Finances

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The recently-passed Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act may change the way people save, and use, retirement funds. The Act comes with some changes that are worth taking advantage of—and some that are worth being aware of. As this took effect January 1, 2020, be sure to discuss possible impacts to your retirement planning with your tax professional soon.

Stableford Market Commentary: December 2019

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The S&P 500 increased 6.4% during December, driven by the US – China preliminary trade deal and continued Fed stealth Quantitative Easing. While some of the details still need to be worked out with China, there seems to be a détente for now. This break allows markets to view the world order through rose colored glasses.

Which is Best: Index Fund Investing Strategy or a Stock Investing Strategy?

Not all investment strategies are created equal, or yield the desired high returns with low risk. While an index fund investing strategy may be appealing in its ease of use and promised diversification, there are often hidden downsides.Index funds alone may not be the most efficient way to grow your wealth. Here we evaluate the different benefits of investing in index funds versus single stocks, as well as the often unforeseen pitfalls of mutual funds.

Year-End Tax Planning for Family Office Wealth Management

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Family office wealth management helps you plan ahead for upcoming taxes, as well as significant life changes before they happen. As your family office partner, Stableford is by your side through the good and bad events, advising on the best tax planning strategies to protect your family’s wealth. Ultra high-net-worth families are especially prone to major effects of change, so it’s important to be prepared. That is simply part of our integrated advisory approach.

Annual Stableford Turkey Bowl and Giving Thanks

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Thanksgiving brings about a season of giving thanks and joy – of feasting and football, including the Stableford Turkey Bowl! We are thankful to be able to work with and for such extraordinary people. And one of the most important things we can help give to our clients at this time of year is peace of mind. By continuously watching the ever changing investment environment, and providing timely information through our market blasts, we proactively look ahead to help ensure the unexpected doesn’t interfere with the life they planned.

How to Find a Financial Advisor that is Right for You

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When it comes to how to find a financial advisor (or financial advisory firm) that’s right for you, it’s important to ask the right questions and do your homework. This article includes three key questions you can ask that can help find a financial advisor for you, while introducing you to the dirty secrets from Wall Street insider Ed Butowsky that will help you protect your portfolio.

How to Manage Your Family’s Wealth: Use Stableford as Your Family Office Partner

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Both individuals and ultra high net worth families can benefit from utilizing Stableford Capital as a family office partner and CFO. Stableford Capital uses integrated advisory services to collaborate and maintain focus as your family office partner and private advisory firm.

Use a Family Office to Target Your Financial Goals

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What if one person or investment firm could handle all of your family’s finances and assets? Paying household employees, accounting for taxes, managing assets, planning for retirement and preparing for wealth transfer… all done for you with your best interests at top of mind. Ultra high net worth investors should consider a family office to aid in aligning financial interests while working towards a clear goal.

Keep Calm and Invest On … But Carefully

The complexity theory argues that in natural systems, resilience increases as the systems become more complex. But for manufactured systems, becoming complicated (like our economy and globalization) means less resilience. The summer of 2019 is chock full of threats to the stability of our economy; let’s review them and go over suggestions on how to weather these bond and stock market trends.

How to Make Bonds Part of Your Smart Investing Strategy

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Trade frictions and market volatility are on the rise. This is causing uncertainty that in turn, creates obstacles for business, consumer sentiment and spending. Investing in bonds is an excellent way to balance higher-risk assets and keep a diversified financial portfolio while earning steady income. Stableford’s experience with the different types of bonds and how they best complement your existing investments, creating a low volatile, diversified portfolio will help you plan for the future.

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