During times of uncertainty, like we are in now, it is important to understand how to view your investments and review your strategies for them. As always, be sure to speak to your financial advisor before making any changes to your portfolio.
Revisit Your Personal Objectives - First and foremost, we continue to urge you to ask yourself four questions: 1. Have my financial timelines changed? 2. Have my financial goals changed? 3. Has my risk tolerance changed? 4. Are there any changes my advisor needs to know about my situation?
Think Long-Term -Investing involves uncertainty and therefore investors should consider using long time horizons.
Look into Rebalancing - Maintaining a properly designed and well-diversified portfolio is important. Now is a good time to take a look at your portfolio and consider any rebalancing that may need to be performed.
Suspend Distributions - If you are comfortable with suspending distributions and looking for a potentially better time to take them, please call us at we can see if this strategy works for your personal situation. Consider Roth IRA Conversions - There are many reasons to consider Roth IRA conversions. For most retirement accounts with equities, account values are down. This can create opportunities, especially for those investors currently in the 12%, 22% and 24% tax brackets. Add in the new SECURE Act’s changes to inherited IRAs and it becomes even more prudent to consider the pros and cons of a Roth IRA conversion. Roth Conversions have some complicated rules and guidelines, therefore, as always, first discuss this option with us and your tax preparer to see if they are a good fit for your financial goals.
Think Rationally, Not Emotionally -One of Sir John Templeton’s “Rule’s for Investment Success” is, “Do not be fearful or negative too often.” Market turbulence should remind us that it is a good idea to re-evaluate instead of panic. Tune Out Media Magnification and Seek the Help of a Professional - One of our primary goals is to make sure you are comfortable with your investments. We will always consider your feelings about risk and the markets and review your unique financial situation when making recommendations. We pride ourselves in offering:
Consistent and strong communication
A schedule of regular client meetings
Continuing education for every member of our team on the issues that affect our clients.
A skilled financial advisor can help make your journey easier. We care about our clients and we are here for you. Our goal is to be prepared, not scared! If you feel we need to talk, please call. We are honored that you have chosen us to help with your financial needs.
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