The S&P 500 fell 6.6% May, after topping out at an all-time high on April 30. It was up ~25% off the December 2018 lows, and 17% year to date at the high. In particular, the US economy and corporate earnings were beginning to slow. This became apparent during May as several economic indicators and economists’ models began to show the deceleration. As usual, the bond market was the first to sniff out the problem.
Why wait to transfer wealth? A strong family wealth management plan can include gifting in the present with limited tax liabilities. Top tips to maintain control and see the benefits now.
Creating a legacy means planning for all aspects of the future, and a living will is the best way to take the guesswork out of your medical care. Stableford receives numerous questions on the living will topic each year. We’ve asked Nikki Polistina, Director of Client Relations and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ to respond to a few of the most frequently asked questions in this article.
You want your trusts and wishes to reflect your journey at its current path while keeping an eye on the future. Trusts help you and your family – whomever it includes – enjoy the wealth that you’ve spent your lifetime accumulating.
Stableford Capital sponsored a special evening for the leaders of The Arizona Agave District Scouts of America awards ceremony. Nathan Faldmo, Director of Advisory Services, an Eagle Scout since the age of 14, was MC.
Do you know the most important aspects of estate planning? While every financial situation is different, this article covers ways to protect your beneficiaries and your investments. Ultimately, the consensus is clear: keeping a current estate plan is a must and prepares your loved ones for the unexpected.
Understanding the changes made to tax laws as they happen should be an essential part of your tax planning strategies. Stableford Capital’s tax services can help prepare you to comply with the changes and maximize the benefits of your personal tax return or business tax preparation – it’s not what you make, it’s what you keep.
It can be tough to find a financial advisor who understands your unique situation AND helps you work toward your goals. Learn how to sort through the top asset managers to find one right for you.
Thanksgiving brings about a season of giving thanks and joy – of feasting and football. 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.
Whether you are currently working and planning for the future or quickly approaching retirement, financial planning is an essential part of a year-end tasks. Q4 is a great time to review your current asset allocations, investment opportunities and taxes to set you up for a prosperous new year.