Investment Planning Insights

Those That Don’t Know Their History Are Doomed to Repeat It: Beware of the S&P 500 Index

For the last 10 years the S&P 500 has generated an average annual return of 15.35% and has only had one negative year (2018). In addition, these mutual funds have expense ratios hovering around zero. What’s not to love?

A Year to the Day- What a Ride!

The market last year tested our patience and our resolve. Those who buckled up and stayed on board, however, were richly rewarded.

2020 Investment Year in Review Webinar

Greenspring Advisors's 2020 Investment Year in Review webinar takes a look at returns by style and more.

Knowing the Future is Not Enough

In many ways, 2020 was one for the record books. Since we are financial advisors and not social or political pundits, we’re going to focus on what happened in the investment world and what we should take away from this historic year.

The Real Value of a Roth IRA

Many of our clients still in their working years do not qualify to make Roth IRA contributions, but clients do qualify to contribute from time to time, and we often recommend doing so.

Onward.

Monday, June 15th, 2020, marked a watershed victory for the movement of LGBTQ equality in the United States. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ workers from workplace discrimination.

The Market is Not the Economy

Why is it that stocks keep going up against a backdrop of horrible economic data? While I will never be able to answer the first two questions satisfactorily, we can look to facts to at least partially explain the last.

The Alphabet Soup of Economic Recoveries

There appears to be a bright spot forming in the coronavirus conversation; a light at the end of our lockdown tunnel. These conversations begin with how and when our homes, businesses, and communities can return to normal.

Silver Linings Playbook

The global pandemic has caused massive disruption in the financial, healthcare, and employment markets over the past several months. It seems you can’t go more than a few hours without hearing about all the damage this virus is causing. Here are some of the possible opportunities, or “silver linings,” we see in our little corner of the world.