Category Archives for Wealth Management

Yes, there’s a trade war. Should investors be worried?

Every year, clients come to me asking what they should “do” about the global challenge du jour. Of course, at the moment, the trade war with China is grabbing the headlines. As a result, the stock market (which, contrary to how it might seem, is still in bull market territory) is delivering a heavy dose […]

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Podcast: Millennials Part 1

Meaning Of Money Podcast by Eagle West Group   Topic: Millennials Part 1 How does the millennial generation conceptualize and think about money? It’s surprising.    Here our guests Omar and Evelyn (each of them come from very different economic backgrounds) share their points of view along with their hopes and dreams in the face of […]

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How To Develop a Budget You Can Live With

I have a 90-year-old aunt who is afraid to go to the doctor because she doesn’t want to get bad news. The same thing might be said about building a budget. The word budget is about as exciting as the words diet or discipline. It is not a word we associate with anything fun and […]

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Podcast: Measuring Investment Success

Meaning of Moneypodcast by Eagle West GroupMichael ClarkeTopic: Measuring Investment SuccessIn this podcast, Micheal Clarke discusses with Brad Kasper, president/CEO of LSA Portfolio Analytics, how to measure investment success.“Measuring success is often misunderstood, it is something we spend a great deal of time trying to teach our clients about so that their expectations remain reasonable […]

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Podcast: Hiring an Advisor

Meaning of Moneypodcast by Eagle West GroupMichael ClarkeTopic: Hiring an AdvisorIn this podcast, Micheal Clarke discusses with athletic attorney Brandon Leopoldus how to hire a financial advisor. They discuss common traits, what to look for and what to pay attention to when talking with your financial advisor.Brandon LeopoldusHit Play to ListenAdvisory services offered through EWG […]

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Protecting Seniors from Financial Fraud

On February 5, 2019, FINRA (a not-for-profit, self-regulatory agency authorized by Congress to protect the integrity and fairness of the “broker-dealer” industry) issued a new rule requiring brokers to ask their customers to submit the name of an additional personal contact to verify suspicious financial transactions. The new rule is not meant to limit a […]

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A Word About Risk

As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), one of the most important parts of my job is assessing each of my client’s comfort level with risk. How I help a “white-knuckle” investor reach their goals is very different from how I work with a client who is at peace with the market and comfortable with focusing […]

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2019 Market Outlook

Meaning Of MoneyIntroducing the Eagle West Group podcast.In episode one Rick, Mike and Eric discuss the 2019 market outlook. Michael ClarkeRick WatsonEric ImleyHit Play to ListenAdvisory services offered through EWG Elevate, Inc. dba Eagle West Group.

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How To Measure Investment Success – Part 1

Economic uncertainty and volatile markets can be unnerving for investors.  Furthermore, knowing whether or not your investment allocations and performance is/are right for you can also prove challenging. In short, how do you know if you’re succeeding? It used to be that investors determined this simply: if they made money, they were happy; if they lost […]

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6-Month Outlook From Manning & Napier

We thought we would forward a market 6-month outlook from a mutual fund provider we use from time to time, Manning and Napier.  We see some big institutions focused on average prices and market fundamentals projecting amazing growth for 2019 and others looking at the technical (charts) forecasting much lower prices.  We think this Manning […]

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