Make your investments work for you and have the money when you need it.
Markets are efficient - All information is reflected in the prices at all times and very few have a special advantage in the markets.
Risk and reward are related – You can’t get more return without taking on more risk.
Timing the markets is a waste of time – Most people will trade at exactly the wrong time. It’s better to follow a plan and invest consistently.
Invest for your goals, not your ego – That way, you’ll have the money when you need it and your ego won’t get bruised.
It’s is next to impossible to consistently“beat” the markets – Don’t waste your money chasing managers who are doing well today. Tomorrow may be a different story and you’ll have wasted precious dollars that could be working for your goals.
Four and five-star ratings on Morningstar – no rating is ever perfect but generally, a good fund will have a good rating.
Above-average returns – I like funds that consistently earn more than their peers
Lower than average fees – the less the fund charges, the more ends up in your pocket
Proven track record of performance – I like at least 10 years of consistent returns
Stability and integrity of the managers –the character of our managers is a big factor for me. Good people do good things for their clients!
This is about you. Your hopes and dreams, your money, YOUR LIFE. We will meet first to get to know you as a person and an investor. We will typically discuss the following:
Based on our conversation, I will create an investment proposal that we will discuss in a second meeting. Once you approve, it’ll be time to build your portfolio.
I build portfolios for your life’s goals. My investment process includes three steps:
Asset allocation – how I split up your money among stocks, bonds, cash and real estate. It depends on your goal, time horizon and risk tolerance. Asset allocation determines the bulk of your return.
Diversification – your portfolio will be highly-diversified across economies, sectors, geographies, company sizes, bond ratings and maturities, etc. This protects your portfolio against too much volatility.
Investment selection – you’ve got a gazillion funds out there to choose from. I pick high-quality, low-costs mutual funds and ETFs for your portfolio from reputable, stable companies that have delivered for their investors for many decades.
The biggest benefit of our work together is not the investments I pick but the way I help you manage your emotions. Most investors lose money because they trade at the wrong time out of too much excitement or fear. I walk you off the edge of the cliff and do a few other things, like...
You will always have my full attention, and I will listen to all of your questions and goals.
All pricing is transparent and provided before we begin working together.
Everything will be explained in plain English, with no confusing jargon
I’m legally required to put your financial interests before my own.
You will always be in a confidential and friendly environment.
You will never be judged on any past financial decisions.
Your phone calls and emails will never be ignored.
You will receive open and honest advice.
You’ll know what you're getting for your money.