Mutual Funds

Preparation is key to financial success

Preparation is key If you have ever attended a closely-matched sporting contest and witnessed a buzzer-beating shot in basketball, an extra inning baseball game, or a shootout in a championship soccer match, it is an experience you are unlikely to forget. In fact, if you take a minute to reflect on it, you will likely…

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The effect of speculation on financial security

  Invest, don’t speculate. We have made that admonition more than a few times over the years and it is usually followed with information or insights on investing. But today, we want to talk about speculation and more importantly, what effect speculation has on one’s financial security. “Invest, don’t speculate” is a simple mantra yet…

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What will the market do now?

With two one-day declines of 1,000+ points in the Dow Jones Industrial Average recently, the media is full of people asking and answering the question, “What will the market do now?”  It is an intriguing question, but for true investors, it is not a question that requires an accurate answer. What will the market do…

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How to prepare for the next financial storm

  With hurricane Irma in the rear-view mirror, it is once again clear there is value in being prepared for rough times. And since we’ve experienced hurricanes many times before, we know what to expect and how to prepare. A week before the storm, we start to pay close attention to the “cone of uncertainty”…

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Why many investment managers deliver poor results

Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC Again Named an Elite Firm by the Financial Times: We are pleased to share that for the second straight year, the Financial Times has named Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC as one of America’s top 300 independent Registered Investment Advisor firms. We take pride in the quality of our team and find…

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Are ETFs any good?

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) receive a lot of coverage from the press covering markets but are ETFs any good? Making News… We frequently produce Q&A columns for Florida Today, Investopedia and MarketWatch, a personal finance website of the Wall Street Journal, as well as pieces for Financial Advisor magazine and others. Here is a sampling from the last three months. Lump sum pension or…

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