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impact investing

Impact Investing: Why it Matters for Investors

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Impact Investing has continued to gain popularity with investors across the globe. In this whitepaper, Managing Director Glen Macdonald and SVP Lauren Martin explain what it is, why it is important to investors, and how it can be integrated into your financial plan. Impact investing is on the rise among investors around the world, so much so that The World Economic Forum, Barron’s and leading Wall Street money managers alike have all pronounced that “impact investing has gone mainstream.” This view is backed by evidence of growing demand among investors: at the beginning of 2018, assets under management in the…
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market recap

Fall 2019 Market Recap

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In our Fall 2019 Market Recap, Deputy Chief Investment Officer Dmitriy Katsnelson and Chief Investment Officer Michael Moriarty offer insights into this quarter's market and investment trends. Fall 2019 Market Recap from Wealthspire Advisors on Vimeo. Wealthspire Advisors is the common brand and trade name used by Sontag Advisory LLC and Wealthspire Advisors, LP, separate registered investment advisers and subsidiary companies of NFP Corp. This information should not be construed as a recommendation, offer to sell, or solicitation of an offer to buy a particular security or investment strategy. The commentary provided is for informational purposes only and should not…
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Summer 2019 Market Recap

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In our Summer 2019 Market Recap, Dmitriy Katsnelson and Michael Moriarty of our investments team discuss recent market trends and what to expect looking ahead. Wealthspire Advisors is the common brand and trade name used by Sontag Advisory LLC and Wealthspire Advisors, LP, separate registered investment advisers and subsidiary companies of NFP Corp. This information should not be construed as a recommendation, offer to sell, or solicitation of an offer to buy a particular security or investment strategy. The commentary provided is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for accounting, legal, or tax advice. While the…
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quarterly commentary

2019 3rd Quarter Commentary: “The Recession is Coming! The Recession is Coming! What is a Recession Anyway?”

Market Commentary
Click here to view printable PDF version One of our least favorite things about investing is the remarkable imprecision of language. There are so many terms like "risk," "momentum," "smart beta", and "asset class" (among many others) that have no precise definition-- and yet, everyone assumes they know what those terms mean. We were thinking about this recurrent complaint while being barraged with articles and narratives about the inevitable coming "recession." While we don't want to seem callous, our concern is with the effect of a "recession" on portfolio returns, not the actual economic effects. Assuming the next "recession" is…
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August 2019 Chartology

Chartology: August 2019

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In this month's edition of "Chartology", Deputy Chief Investment Officer Dmitriy Katsnelson provides context around today's low-yield environment. Welcome to our latest Chartology where we're going to be talking about yield. It's a topic that's been more and more prevalent in the news as of late. It's been one that we've been answering a lot of questions from with clients. So we want to spend a little bit of time today just providing a little bit of context of where we are today relative to the past, and also what that potentially means going forward. In front of you, you…
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retirement savings

A “How To” Guide to Retirement Savings for the Self-Employed

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Recently, we received a call from a client who had previously retired but had decided to get back into the game and provide consulting services as an independent contractor. Part of the conversation was a discussion of the different approaches to consider in deferring income recognition and investing some of these newly earned funds in a tax efficient manner. Below we review some of the most common strategies a self-employed person could utilize, and explore the pros and cons of each: Traditional IRA A traditional IRA is a method to save for retirement with tax benefits. Contributions made to a…
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FOMO

2019 2nd Quarter Commentary: “From Fear to FOMO”

Market Commentary
Click here to view printable PDF version It was just over six months ago that we penned a piece about the then market sell-off, cautioning against knee-jerk reactions to short-term headlines such as “Worst December Since 1937” amongst others. Well, it did not take long. At 4:01 ET on Friday, June 28, a headline flashed across the Bloomberg terminal: “S&P 500 Has Best First Half of Year Since 1997.” This time around, we again urge calm, in this case against the fear of missing out, or FOMO. We often write about why we choose to be strategic investors, and will…
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buybacks

Stock Buybacks: The Battle of Perception vs Reality

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Recent years have seen growing popularity in share buybacks, the process whereby a company repurchases outstanding shares of its own stock. The argument is that when lacking better investment opportunities, companies should return capital to shareholders, reduce share count and that will ultimately support the stock price. Buybacks are catching the attention of politicians as well. There are concerns that companies are not spending a sufficient amount on employees or reinvestment in projects that would be beneficial to the broader economy. In this discussion, we take a look at the growth in buybacks, the ramifications for investors and address the…
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estate plan

Should I pay off my mortgage or invest?

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Most of our clients will at some point ask if paying off—or more aggressively paying down—their mortgage is a prudent financial decision. The answer to this question, like most complex financial decisions, is that it depends. Several factors should be considered with the help of a financial advisor to determine if it makes sense to pay off your mortgage or use your financial assets elsewhere. For the purposes of this article, we are seeking to help answer this question for one’s primary residence versus an investment, or rental property. Cash Flow Planning One of the first steps in determining if…
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