The Wager of the Decade: Hedge Funds vs. S&P 500

Nine years ago Warren Buffett offered a wager that the S&P 500 would outperform hedge funds over an extended period of time. Only one individual, Ted Seides of Protégé Partners, rose to the challenge.

Attention Baby Boomers Age 59 ½ – 70 ½, Take Advantage of the “Tax Sweet Spot”

When you reach age 59 1/2, you enter what we call the “tax sweet spot”. This is when you are allowed to make withdrawals from tax-deferred accounts penalty-free… but you aren’t required to actually make those withdrawals until age 70 ½.

By the Numbers – 2016 4th Quarter Report

Every year has its fair share of surprises. Many are welcome, some are not, and most don’t make sense without days, months, or even years of hindsight. We are pleased to report that 2016 was a good year for the capital markets, particularly in light of its five biggest surprises (to be detailed in our downloadable pdf report below).

Do You Plan Based On Silly Predictions?

February 2nd is Groundhog Day, a day when we gleefully look to a large species of squirrel to provide our 6-week weather forecast. Luckily, a lot more of financial planning can be controlled than the weather.

Post-Election, One Week Later

Watching the market’s reaction to the surprise Donald Trump victory over the last week has been a lot like riding Space Mountain. The first fourteen hours had a 1,000-point swing in the Dow, a phenomenon we wrote about last week.