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College Students: Start Investing Now!

Written by Alex Castaneda, Avier Advisors Intern Not many college students think about building an investment portfolio. Though students often feel too busy studying for exams or planning their career, initiating your investment journey at a young age can be both manageable and tremendously advantageous in the long run. Before I get into the technical […]

Kaleb Strawn | August 15, 2018

Microsoft Deferred Compensation Plan

The Microsoft Deferred Compensation plan has the potential to help eligible employees save an immense amount in taxes each year. In the following video, Lead Advisor, Jordan Edwards, explains the necessary steps to maximize your savings potential. Contact us to learn more about implementing Microsoft’s Deferred Compensation Plan. Additionally, to learn more about all benefits available to […]

Jordan Edwards, CFA, CFP® | April 18, 2018

Life is not a Spreadsheet

For stock investors, 2017 was a phenomenal year. Even in the midst of political distractions, tensions with North Korea, and a devastating Hurricane Harvey, the US Stock Market seemed to be consistent. The market as whole, represented by the Russell 3000, (which tracks the 3000 largest companies within the United States and represents more than […]

Nick Wright | February 13, 2018

Going Against the Herd

If you took Economics 101 in college, you would have heard your professor discussing how people are rational and efficient. This means that individuals are operating in a way that maximizes their benefits and minimizes their costs.  It doesn’t take much observation to notice, however, that human beings often make decisions that can be incredibly […]

Paige Lee | January 19, 2018

Message In A Bottle

As I write this in November 2017 – things are unequivocally “good” in most investment accounts. In the last 12 months, the S&P 500 is up over 19%, the MSCI All Country World Index is up over 23%, and Emerging Markets are up over 31%. What’s more, these gains have come with nearly record low […]

Lars Phillips, CFA, CFP® | November 15, 2017

Power Planning for the Powerball Winner

As Mavis Wanczyk, this week’s Powerball Winner of $758.7 million, said, winning the lottery was a “pipe dream I’ve always had.”  I think all of us can relate to this statement.   To have $336 million (after taxes) just drop in your lap is truly life-changing.  And to put this in a different context, Ms. Wanczyk’s […]

Luellen Lockwood, MBA, CPA, EA | August 25, 2017

Diversification – Own the Market and Reduce Risk

Once an investor decides to put his money to work in the financial markets, naturally the first question he must ask himself is: What should I invest in? Often, newbie investors expect the answer to be a secretive stock pick or the “hot” company that is making headlines on TV. In fact, when I tell […]

Nick Wright | August 1, 2017

Can The Traditional Indexing Approach Be Improved Upon?

In last month’s blog, we explored the challenges faced by actively-managed equity funds and why so few manage to outperform their benchmark indices. The difficulty involved in overweighting stocks that outperform the broad market along with the hurdle rate of higher fees helps explain why less than 10% of active managers have beaten their benchmarks […]

Jordan Edwards, CFA, CFP® | June 13, 2017

Is Your Advisor a Fiduciary?

FIDUCIARY || Fə-ˈdü-shē-ˌer-ē With the proposed Department of Labor (DOL) Fiduciary Rule originally scheduled to take effect on April 10th this year, we have received a few inquiries asking (1) if we are fiduciaries, and (2) what the rule means for our clients and the industry as a whole. Let’s start by understanding what it […]

Taylor Drake, CFA, CPWA® | April 5, 2017

Avoiding a Mountain of Fees

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir During the summer months, enjoying the beautiful weather, my thoughts often drift to the mountains. Hiking is my passion and I plan on doing a lot more of it once I retire from my position with Avier Wealth Advisors. I’m […]

Steve Zeller | November 15, 2016

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