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An SEC vote aimed at helping retail investors could end up adding to their confusion.
Understanding how an RIA gets clients can be an important factor for prospective clients or for advisors looking to join an RIA. Every registered investment adviser (RIA) is looking for the same thing, more clients. Understanding how an RIA gets their clients can be...
By Aaron CFP®, Managing Director “Successful investing is about managing risk, not avoiding it.” -Benjamin Graham There are many ways to manage risk. One way is with time. Take a look at the green bars in this chart, representing the range of investment...
By Aaron CFP®, Managing Director “Escalator up, Elevator down” is a good metaphor to describe movements in the stock markets. On September 20, 2018 the S&P 500 Index peaked at 2930. The index gained approximately 17% over the previous 12-month period. It took...
By Aaron CFP®, Managing Director According to the IRS, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars to tax scams, but you don’t have to be a victim. There is plenty of information on the IRS website (www.irs.gov) that can help you avoid these scams. Here are...
Shopping, banking, and even dating with your computer or Smartphone is convenient, but unfortunately it is also convenient for cyber criminals to steal from you. Knowing what the threats are and how to protect yourself may reduce your risk of becoming a victim.
ESG Investing, also known as Socially Responsible Investing, is an attempt to encourage corporate practices such as environmental stewardship, consumer protection, human rights, and diversity. Our special guest is Iyassu Essayas, Director of ESG Research at Parnassus Investments, a mutual fund company managing over $29 billion of investments in companies with sustainable business practices.
What should you consider when making the choice to buy a home or rent? What about purchasing real estate as an investment? Our special guest is Brad Tatar, Managing Director of Spotlight Asset Group’s Tampa, Florida office who will walk us through everything you should think about before buying a house, condo, or Real Estate Investment Trust.
Every investor has the same flaw: we are human. By understanding and recognizing our human biases and behaviors we can become better investors. Our special guest is Priscilla Liang, Professor of Finance at California State University Channel Islands, who explains many of our biases, where they come from, and how they affect us as investors.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and on this podcast we discuss mental health and money. Our special guest is Jacob Moore, Founder and CEO of No Stigmas, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure no one faces mental health challenges alone.
Our CEO Stephen Greco discusses Spotlight’s Investment Philosophy in an interview with City Wire RIA Magazine for their April 1st edition.
Spotlight CEO Steve Greco recently participated in a roundtable discussion about the wealth management industry that was conducted by Crain’s Custom Media, a division of Crain’s Chicago Business, a leading weekly business newspaper published by Crain Communications....