Back in July, Rene posted a video answering the question: "Should I change my portfolio before the election?" (if you missed it, you can check it out here: https://spcfo.com/should-i-change-my-portfolio-before-the-election/). Being the data nerd I am, I thought I would add onto his post with a little additional context. The reality is that a change in [...]
One of the most common questions we are getting these days, no matter what your political leanings are, is about the impact of the upcoming Presidential Election on portfolios. Rene gives his words of wisdom on the subject with a little bit of history for context. We're not in the business of making short term [...]
The headlines will tell you that the stock market has recovered from its low point in March. However, small-cap & mid-cap stock indexes have lagged behind large-cap companies in 2020. So, what's the benefit of owning these smaller companies as part of a diversified portfolio? As always, Rene helps put it all in context. [...]
The question we've been getting more often from retirees living off withdrawals from their portfolio is " Should I take less money out of my accounts given the market decline?". In the 3rd episode of Behind the Curtain, Seth Corkin and I share our conversation addressing this question.
We talk about the role of bonds in your portfolio as the "safer" component of your money. But how safe are they in times like this? In the second installment of Behind the Curtain, Rene and I share a clip of our conversation addressing this question.
"Should I open my investment statement this month?" One of the best things about working with a talented group of people is the ability to collaborate and brainstorm. Thinking through questions from clients together is part of our daily routine at SPP. We thought we'd try something a little different and bring you into the [...]
News is moving fast so we wanted to provide a couple of updates to the below (as of 3/20/2020): Taxes: The tax filing deadline has now been moved to July 15th to match the change to the payment deadline that was made earlier this week. We encourage you to continue to move forward with your tax [...]
The Markets take the stairs up and the elevator down. To those of you who have worked with Single Point for years I probably sound like a broken record. I hope so, that is the point. We are consistent in our approach to advising you on your investments. We purposefully talk about the elevator rides [...]
You all know we are a financial planning firm, investments are but a piece of your overall planning. Having said that, once a quarter we do let the investment folks have their time in the sun and allow them to share their thoughts. Hope you find Rene's quarterly commentary helpful. It has been 5 days [...]
This quarter RJ addresses the recent announcements from three major custodians (Schwab, TD, & Fidelity) that they are lowering their trading costs to $0. You know nothing is free, so RJ shines a light on how custodians really make money and our focus on the all-in costs to our clients when helping you choose who [...]