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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.