• What are the differences between Investment Advisors, Brokers, and Mutual Fund Managers? MANAGERS VS. BROKERS   What is a “Registered Investment Advisor” (RIA) and how do they differ from brokers (also called “Registered Representatives,” “Account Executives,” “Financial Advisors” or “Wealth Managers”)?   A Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) is subject to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and is a fiduciary.  A fiduciary is someone that manages money for the benefit of another, often...
    Post date: 08/31/2010 - 8:00pm
    Category: White Papers
  •   An explanation of call options and a brief introduction to the covered call strategy Clients sometimes as us about call options, a type of security we do not currently use.  Since it is important to thoroughly understand a strategy and asset class before investing, we present a brief and simple introduction to calls, with an emphasis on covered calls. A call option is a special kind of security that grants the owner the right to buy a security on (or up to) a certain expiration date at a...
    Post date: 08/25/2010 - 8:00pm
    Category: White Papers
  • With the announcement on Friday the 27th of August of the downward revision in GDP to 1.6% for the second quarter 2010 the talk of a double dip recession increased among economists and members of the financial press.  Even some of the most bullish economists were putting the odds at 25% or more.   A recession is commonly held to be two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth.  A double dip recession is a recession followed by positive economic growth followed by another period of...
    Post date: 07/18/2010 - 8:00pm
    Category: Our Perspective


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