As technology advancements are made at warp speed, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by new software or tools. In this article, learn how to identify the financial and technology tools that will help advance your family office’s strategy. While technology tools can aid in more informed investment decision-making, often they are behind the scenes to improve operational efficiencies for a more seamless and transparent client experience.
Picking mutual funds that seem to have great returns may not be such a great investment strategy, since it looks like sheer luck (and not skill) is the key factor when it comes to a fund’s performance. Instead, look for an investment strategy that protects your assets, and factors in the unique risks of the market right now.
It’s necessary to rebalance investment portfolios from time to time to prevent portfolio drift, or the overgrowth of one section of investments, as a strategically managed portfolio has lower risk and higher gains over time. Work with Stableford Capital for portfolio asset management to help prevent portfolio drift.
The stock market’s plunge in 2020 revealed the weaknesses of many low-risk funds, and the advantages of Separately Managed Funds (SMAs) when it comes to surviving and thriving in chaotic times.
In Stableford strategies, technicians analyze fundamental and value factors to inform the entire portfolio picture. A good technician enhances both the fundamental and macro aspects of the investment management strategy. Similar to warning lights on your car’s dashboard, the technician focuses on confirming the narrative trends (dark dashboard), noting when the technical trends are no longer moving in unison with the consensus narrative (warning light).
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.
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.
When selecting variable or fixed indexed annuities, it’s important to consider how each will affect your overall financial investment strategy. Both come with the added benefit of taking payouts for life, so you don’t have to worry about outliving your investments. But they each have downsides, too. So which is best for your financial investment strategy? Potentially both.