Category: Asset Management

  • Dragflation

    A combination of a dragging economy and inflation is Dragflation. But there are benefits. Our economy is dragging. With about 40,000 layoffs1 for 2022, the US recession is here.  With these employee layoffs, more companies will announce more automation with robots and artificial intelligence (AI).  We see this currently with Amazon Q2 earnings as they […]

  • Unicorn Layoff & Employee 401K IRA Rollover

    The rollercoaster ride of being in a tech startup can be exhilarating. Employees all have a ticking desire to change the world with energy and buzz in the work place atmosphere. Although the ups are good, the downs have some rough turbulence on employees. Startups are like rocket ships, after a few booster engines the […]

  • High Earner Not Rich Yet (HENRY) 4 Financial Tips

    Economic cycles come and go. The ups and downs are similar to trying to soothe heartburn. The ups and downs can be compounded when being a high earner and not yet rich yet (HENRY). HENRY’s usually make income from $100k to $300k.  Although HENRY’s pay some of the highest taxes, there are ways to make […]

  • $100,000 Bills, Bank Accounts, & Inflation

    During the Depression of 1934, the US issued a $100,000 gold note with President Woodrow Wilson on the front. It was used for Federal Reserve transactions. When the value of the US Dollar is in flux, how do you ensure your money is safe?   During inflation, a long term bank savings account may not be […]

  • Interest Rates: It’s a Question of Time

    Remember Depeche Mode? You know the 80’s New Wave band? They blasted through the US charts. One of their iconic album’s was called “Black Celebration”.  This album was a sensation. One particular song of interest from the album was “A Question of Time”. Lyrics: It’s just a question of timeAnd it’s running out for youIt […]

  • Mistakes Federal & City Employees Make Before Retirement

    Big government agencies, cities and municipalities are becoming larger and financially unsustainable.  Many jobs performed by humans are being eliminated.  As an employee of a government entity, it’s important to insulate your retirement against the impending robot revolution. Here are 4 common mistakes before retirement to avoid:   # 1 – Pension Equals Security The most […]

  • Big Bank Financial Inclusion Myth

    Big Bank Financial Inclusion Myth

    Big banks jump on the latest trends with the term “financial inclusion” for the masses. But, is financial inclusion from big banks a myth? Recent news from Wells Fargo shows quite the opposite of inclusion from Wells Fargo by eliminating revolving lines of credit of users borrowing $3,000 to $100,000. Although this is financial exclusion, […]

  • The Importance of Crypto in Portfolios

    The Importance of Crypto in Portfolios

    We are now seeing how important crypto is within portfolios. Being a non-correlated asset, crypto investment vehicles are being created by major financial institutions. Guggenheim is registering with the SEC a new fund for financial advisors and asset managers. Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets, or Virtual Currency Investments. The Fund may seek investment exposure to cryptocurrency (notably, […]

  • How to ATM a Unicorn

    This is no Aprils Fools… This is another case of unicorn slaying.  Lets see how this slay unfolds. Recently Spotify issued a $1B convertible debt from TPG, Dragoneer, and Goldman Sachs clients. We will call them the VC mob (VCM). Terms: VCM can convert the debt to equity at a 20% discount of the IPO […]

  • Innovator David Bowie Passes Away

    David Bowie, known for his eccentric style of music, fashion, and theatrical performances has passed away January 10, 2016.  He was very influential to several generations from the 70’s to the 80’s and more.  What most people forget is his contribution to the financial industry.  He was a financial innovator with his famous “Bowie Bonds”. […]