Jun
20

How to Manage It: Millennial Rules for Finances

posted on June 20th 2019 in Austin CFP Team Posts & Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Jan
23

Picking Funds Based on Performance: A Fool’s Game

posted on January 23rd 2019 in Austin CFP Team Posts & Market Commentary with 0 Comments

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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 […]

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Jul
10

How to Earn the Future You Deserve

posted on July 10th 2018 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Jun
18

What are the Tax Implications of Options Trading?

posted on June 18th 2018 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

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 […]

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May
23

Robo Financial Advice: Is the discount worth the risk?

posted on May 23rd 2018 in Austin CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Feb
15

Is It Smart to Invest in Cryptocurrency?

posted on February 15th 2018 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

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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 […]

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Feb
11

What are Options & How Risky Are They?

posted on February 11th 2018 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Jan
29

How Do You Spot Untrustworthy Financial News?

posted on January 29th 2018 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Jan
25

“Fake News” & “Infotainment” in Finance Media

posted on January 25th 2018 in Fort Worth CFP Team Posts with 0 Comments

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. The investment advisory world struggles with the same issues as the mainstream media. Everybody wants to be assumed to be credible, […]

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