Stableford Capital Insights

Explore the latest market updates, company news, and helpful resources from your Stableford team.

What is an Ethical Will and Why You Might Want One

Ethical wills can be used to pass down family heirlooms that have little to no financial value such old family photographs or albums such as this Grandmother and granddaughter looking at black and white photo album

When considering your legacy and future of your family, you likely think of it in terms of trusts, asset management and powers of attorney. An ethical will goes a step beyond traditional wills to include more personal details and is an excellent complement to any estate plan. If you see an ethical will as a valuable part of your legacy, it’s never too early to start writing one.

Stableford Market Commentary: March 2020

Stableford Market Commentary March 2020 stock market chart falling prices for COVID-19 epidemic

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.

Tax and Retirement Deadline Updates Due to COVID-19

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Many of you are adjusting to the changes all of us are making because of the Covid-19 crisis. The leadership at Stableford continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation as it evolves and we remain vigilant in our ongoing efforts to help you navigate the unprecedented challenges we all face. This article is a summary of some of the most important information that we believe you will want to know regarding the Cares Act and updates to tax deadlines and retirement accounts.

Women Investors: How to Achieve Financial Independence Now and into the Future

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Women’s finances are on an upward trend. Financial planners are now designing investment plans to meet the needs and expand the opportunities leading to financial independence for women. As women begin to build more wealth, women investors are looking to achieve financial independence, often out-earning men in their portfolios.

Stableford Market Commentary: February 2020

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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).

Four Financial Planning Strategies for the Self-Employed

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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.

How to Leverage the Artificial Intelligence Disruption to Help Investment Opportunities

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While the benefits and risks must be weighed with caution, it is clear that artificial intelligence has paved the way for some interesting opportunities and implementation can be leveraged to the benefit of financial professionals and investors. The artificial intelligence disruption benefits financial professionals and investors by providing more accurate numbers while saving time and money.

Stableford Market Commentary: January 2020

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The S&P 500 declined 1.9% during January, though it hit an all-time high on January 22 and has bounced to similar levels as of February 5.  The run-up to all-time highs is largely explained by the Fed’s stealth Quantitative Easing (QE) program, as well as anticipation of better economic conditions following the détente in the US-Sino trade war.

Tax Planning for the Tax Code Reforms: What You Need to Know

You may have questions about how the changes to the tax code will affect your personal tax return this year. Some of the changes may be beneficial, while others may have some extensive effects on your return. Knowing the changes and how best to maximize your investments will smooth the way into tax planning season. Will the changes in tax code change the way you prepare your personal tax return? Here’s what you need to know as we go into tax planning season.

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