SignatureFD is pleased to announce the addition of J. Colin Sturgis, CFP® as an Advisor. In his role, Colin will bring trusted and personalized guidance to high-net-worth individuals and families to help them design their financial futures in order to maximize their impact.
SignatureFD is pleased to announce the addition of Jordan A. Hutchison, MS, BFA, as Advisor. In his role, Jordan will bring expertise in strategic financial planning, as well as a passion for delivering customized solutions that help clients lead purposeful and fulfilling lives.
Becoming a partner is the end goal for many in the financial advisory field. But in an industry that has been traditionally male-dominated and often solely focused on producing revenues, finding the path to partnership can be challenging, especially for those who don’t fit the conventional mold that has prevailed for decades.
Each year, Medicare may undergo complicated changes. And each year, a new group of 65-year-old individuals become eligible for Medicare enrollment. SignatureFD can help you simplify your Medicare decisions, keep you up-to-date on this year’s policy changes, and address some of your challenging Medicare questions.
SignatureFD, a leading privately held financial firm headquartered in Atlanta, is proud to be honored by InvestmentNews as one of the 50 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers nationwide. Winners of this inaugural program are recognized for their efforts to attract and retain great talent and empower team members to provide clients with best-in-class investment and financial planning advice.
Did you know that over two-thirds of Americans would rather talk about their weight than discuss their finances? And it’s even tougher for women to bring up the subject. According to the 2015 Fidelity Investments Money FIT Women Study, 80% of women have refrained from speaking about money with a significant other. There are many reasons for avoiding sensible conversations about finances. Some people find money talk to be “tacky”, some fear being judged by others, while many were raised to never speak about finances. However, open conversations about money, especially with loved ones can actually help women live a more secure – and more peaceful – financial life.
But how do you have those courageous conversations? Kathleen Burns Kingsbury – a wealth psychology expert, founder of KBK Wealth Connection, host of Breaking Money Silence and an internationally published author and speaker – offers timely tips on how to speak openly about money with those closest to you.
So, the winter holiday season is over and we still have a ways to go before true spring and warmer weather. We settle into a period of winter boredom with an overwhelming sense of “Now what?” We try to fill up the time by shopping for bargains and joining a gym, but it just doesn’t get rid of the blah feeling. It may be time to give yourself a gift — the gift of travel.
Energy stocks remain one of our highest conviction holdings in the portfolio. This is based on the view broadly held across our research providers that energy related equities are significantly mispriced. Crude Oil prices rose to levels not seen since the first half of 2015 (both West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent blend). Much of the explanation for the most recent move is the growing tension in the Middle East ─ as well as the upcoming meeting of OPEC ─ that is projected to continue with supply restraint ahead of the Aramco IPO targeted in 2018. But, the team at Knowledge Leaders Capital (KLC) posted last week that the more durable and structural explanation for higher prices is that “energy capex has been slashed, oil finds are at generational lows, inventories are improving, and demand keeps ticking higher.”
So, that helps explain the commodity price rise, but why are the stocks yet to fully reflect the move?
While most people think of spring as a time for new beginnings, I’ve always felt that fall is mine. The hot and humid weather finally gives us a break, even if just for a few days; the school year begins; those who have disappeared for the summer reemerge; and, of course, football season is here! We get the feeling we could reinvent ourselves. We could take those classes, plan that trip, try for that new job… do all those things that either weren’t possible or at least were not as easy to do over the summer. It’s a time for all of us – regardless of where we are in life – to welcome the opportunities that come with fall.