Of Beanie Babies and Bitcoin

“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” -Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream As a young investment advisor, I got my first taste of what psychologist’s call, very appropriately, Fear Of Missing Out, (FOMO) with the Beanie Babies craze.  In 1995 a new and novel tool, the...

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Deep and Wide – March Monthly Insight

“To reduce risk, it is necessary to avoid a portfolio whose securities are all highly correlated with each other.” Harry Markowitz – American economist Given the past 3 years of S&P 500 returns (31% in 2019, 18% in 2020, and 29% in 2021), many investors may be...

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5 Common Bitcoin Questions

“Bitcoin is like anything else: it’s worth what people are willing to pay for it.”Stanley Druckenmiller – American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist Cryptocurrency gained mainstream acceptance and attention as the market cap surpassed $3 trillion in...

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Slow & Steady Wins the Race: All About Index Funds

By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS™, CFP®, RICP® We’ve all heard of the tortoise and the hare. The hare is quick and sure-footed, while the tortoise is slow and cautious. They enter into a race, and the hare is certain he will win—so certain that he decides to take a nap...

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4 Ways to Avoid Capital Gains Tax

By Lee Sherbakoff, CFP/PFS, CFP, RICP  The reality is you owe taxes whenever you make money—or, in IRS terms, when you’ve realized gains. After selling an investment at a higher price than what you paid for it, capital gains tax is waiting right around the corner...

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Retire Comfortably – September Monthly Insight

"Success is no accident.  It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." --Pele, Brazilian former professional footballer (soccer) and among the most successful and popular sports figures of...

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Should You Do A 401(k) Rollover?

By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® We all dream of a fulfilling retirement, but that dream doesn’t become a reality without years of diligent planning and saving. And there’s no better retirement savings vehicle than a 401(k), into which I’m sure you’ve been...

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The Power of Compound Interest

By Lee Sherbakoff, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RICP® Do you want to know the two most powerful words in the financial world? Compound interest. It’s not some flashy investment scheme or hidden secret only a few people know, but compound interest has changed how people build wealth...

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January 2021 Monthly Insight – Two Lessons Learned

"The most important thing is to stay the course - not to get shaken out of the market during a difficult time" — John W. Rogers, Jr., investor, philanthropist, and founder of Ariel Capital Management Once in a great while, there comes a year during which the economy...

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