In my nearly 10 years of managing money for investors, I've come across many people who are too afraid to put their money into the stock market. Unless your parents have left you a huge trust fund, or you can sing like Adele or dunk like LeBron; you really don't have a choice. Putting your [...]
Does it seem like everything moves much faster today? Maybe because it really is. Check out this chart showing the speed of adoption of new innovations in the U.S. since the 1900s... https://avistawealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Why-Life-Seems-Faster.pdf The implications for investors are many, but especially the decision to invest in either "value" or "growth" stocks.
So you just inherited an IRA from your Uncle Bob...Don't give up to 50% of the IRA to Uncle Sam! Some mistakes in your financial planning can be overcome, but failing to know the rules in Inherited IRAs can be fatal. In order to keep more of the money in your pocket, avoid these 5 [...]
While the Millennials often get pummeled by the media for being slackers and snowflakes, some new data shows they can teach the baby boomers a few lessons about saving for retirement. According to J.D. Power, millennialls are the most likely to have set specific retirement goals and have the highest level of savings relative to [...]
The answer: all of the world's central bankers. In a surprise move on Friday, the Bank of Japan introduced a negative interest rate policy by charging a .1% fee on commercial banks for holding excess reserves. The BOJ hopes this will encourage banks to make more loans to stimulate economic growth. They indicated that [...]
After 3 years of double digit gains, the S&P 500 (U.S. large company stocks) returned only 1.4% in 2015 (-.73% without dividends). As can be seen in the chart below, the S&P 500 appreciated through the first half of 2015, then suffered a significant sell-off in late summer. By the end of the year, those [...]