Look Where You Can Find Us, Among The Top Advisors, According to Barrons
We are excited to announce that WorthPointe made Barron’s list of 2020 Top Advisors. Ranked by state, the rankings are based on assets under management, revenues generated by advisors for their firms, and the quality of advisors’ practices. Investment performance isn’t an explicit criterion in the rankings. Barron’s also examines regulatory records, internal company documents, […]Read Article
How to Manage It: Millennial Rules for Finances
Millennials have come of age in an era like no other in history. This generation has made its mark in a time period that’s been a supernova of information accessibility, interpersonal connectivity and technological disruption. It’s no wonder this generation sees the world, and their personal/financial priorities, a little differently than previous ones. While baby […]Read Article
Picking Funds Based on Performance: A Fool’s Game
You’ve probably heard from the do-it-yourselfer at your office. “I just invest in the funds with the best performance.” But is this a reasonable? Though a book could be written citing numerous academic studies to address the validity of this “strategy,” I’ll cut to the chase by citing Dimensional Fund Advisors’ (DFA’s) annual study of […]Read Article
How to Earn the Future You Deserve
By all accounts, Joshua Wilson is a successful, respected, and thriving professional. But none of his achievements were handed to him–not ever. Growing up in distressed Haleyville, Alabama, Joshua received a hands-on lesson in hardwork and perseverance. Refusing to “just go back,” Joshua chose to move forward. Watch Joshua attest to the obstacles he faced […]Read Article
What are the Tax Implications of Options Trading?
Options are a poorly understood asset class to most investors, but have many uses for astute planners. No, we aren’t talking about the type of options your company might grant you, but publicly traded options. For example, adding an options enhancement component to your overall investment strategy may be a great way to enhance how […]Read Article
Robo Financial Advice: Is the discount worth the risk?
Investing seems like it should be straightforward: buy when stock is low, sell when its high. Reap the profit. Makes sense especially when you consider the big gains demonstrated by the stock market over the past couple of years. Big margins meant bigger discounts for customers of the financial service industry with the growing popularity […]Read Article
Part 1: Volatile Markets – What is “the VIX”?
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what happened with the markets the week of February 5. Many of the questions are on volatility and “the VIX.” Explaining an event caused by many complicated tools can prove very difficult, especially when most investors have no background. In this series, I’m going to escort you step […]Read Article
Is It Smart to Invest in Cryptocurrency?
In 2009 with the emergence of Bitcoin, the legitimacy of cryptocurrency was scrutinized and hosted polarizing opinions on whether investing in this highly-complicated digital asset was really…well, an asset to begin with. At its birth, Bitcoin attracted more hobbyists than traditional investors and had a slow and varied upbringing in the market. Fast forward to […]Read Article
What are Options & How Risky Are They?
Think of Options Like Insurance Options are essentially tradeable insurance contracts on stocks, indexes and some other investments. It helps to understand the concept of options if you keep in mind that options are insurance, but the terms are different. Options provide more investment options — no pun intended. The price of an option is […]Read Article
How Do You Spot Untrustworthy Financial News?
This is an excerpt from the whitepaper “Exaggerated Returns: How Trading Newsletters & Services Can Make Such Outrageous Claims, and How to Spot Them” by Joshua Wilson, CMT, AIF. Download the full document here. Be leery of simple answers to complex questions. Services that make it all sound too easy and simple are the ones […]Read Article