On December 19th, the SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019) was passed as part of a year-end spending bill. This recently passed legislation will impact how retirement plans work for many individuals and companies. The effective date for the new law is January [...]
Frederic Behrens, Wealth Advisor, recently published an article about American citizens retiring abroad in Trust & Estates Magazine. Trusts & Estates is the pre-eminent, peer review journal and website for wealth management professionals serving the needs of high-net-worth clients, family business owners, family offices, charitably inclined [...]
As a CPA and financial advisor, clients often ask me for ways to reduce taxes. Since the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that limited state and local tax deductions to $10,000, many clients, particularly residents of high-tax states such as New Jersey, New York, [...]
Why Is an Insurance Review Needed? Permanent (cash value) life insurance can be a significant asset on a personal balance sheet—yet it is often the most neglected asset for two reasons. First, it is commonly misunderstood due to limited transparency and a lack of understanding as [...]
At last month's Westfield Town Council meeting, Round Table Wealth Management had the pleasure of being recognized by Green Westfield as a sustainable business. Round Table received a medallion for their efforts in reducing plastic waste and utilizing reusable products.
Retiring abroad is a popular option for many Americans. Some U.S. expat employees may spend their careers abroad and desire to remain in that foreign country for retirement. Other American expat retirees seek adventure by retiring abroad in a new country and culture. Regardless of the [...]
Presenters will include partner, Bruce Hyde, CPA, MS and wealth advisor, Taylor Thomas, CFP®. Round Table Wealth Management is a New York-based independent registered investment advisory firm founded twenty years ago and now manages in excess of $1 billion of assets.
Presenters will include partner, Bruce Hyde, CPA, MS and wealth advisor, Frederic Behrens, JD, CFP®. Round Table Wealth Management is a New York based independent registered investment advisory firm founded twenty years ago and now manage in excess of $1 billion of assets.
Mariella Foley, Wealth Advisor at Round Table, begins her Women of Clarity podcast series – aimed to inspire women to become more involved in planning for their financial future.
In this kickoff series, Mariella had the pleasure of sitting down with Chuck Vuotto, who is of counsel with Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, and is past chair of the family law section of the New Jersey State Bar. Together, they discuss […]
American expats in the UK face many obstacles to successfully growing their wealth. These cross-border financial planning issues are complex, but do not have to be overwhelming.
In this podcast, Robert Davis, Chief Investment Officer at Round Table, dives into the Chinese economic and investment landscape with Andy Rothman, a Chinese Investment Strategist for Matthews Asia, an Asia-focused investment management firm. Our phone conversation with Andy Rothman touches on many relevant current events, including the U.S.-China trade dispute and China’s debt situation. Listen in to gain valuable insight into what drives the ever-growing Chinese economy and the […]
Robert Davis, Chief Investment Officer at Round Table, had the pleasure of sitting down with Eddie Doyle, the Head of Global Customer Engagement at Check Point Software, to discuss the prevalence of cyber security in today’s everyday landscape and what investment opportunities are present as a result. We were grateful to have had Eddie join us and believe you will enjoy their insightful conversation.
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Finding the capital to make investments, whether into your business or other traditional investments, can often be challenging. The more stringent lending rules emanating from the latest economic downturn have made it even more difficult. For many investors, the equity in their home represents a significant source of untapped [...]
Both brokers and investment advisors are licensed professionals who assist investors with their financial goals and objectives. Brokers are regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) while investment advisors are regulated by either the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or their home state regulatory body, depending on the advisor’s [...]
With the recent increases in interest rates, many investors begin to question their allocations to fixed income. These questions and doubts are not without reason: bond values move in the opposite direction as interest rates, so if rates continue to increase, it is only natural to assume that bond [...]
Despite gaining widespread popularity, Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are not an all-encompassing solution; they are just another “tool in the toolbox.” For the do-it-yourself investor, ETF investing has a variety of shortcomings and presents unique challenges: ETFs cannot help an investor determine the proper asset allocation The sheer size [...]
Chances are, if you are reading this you have an advisor. Someone who is making decisions on your investment portfolio and in whom you have placed a significant amount of trust. After all, we are talking about your future financial security, right? Well, my question to you is, how [...]
Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (or “TIPS”) provide investors with a useful tool to manage inflation risk and preserve purchasing power. The unique properties of TIPS can make them an attractive investment; however, there are important considerations in determining if they are appropriate for a given investor. This paper examines [...]
The third quarter of 2019 witnessed the Federal Reserve lower its Fed Funds Target Rate twice, with a cumulative reduction of 0.50% from 2.5% to 2.0%. The initial rate reduction on July 31st helped foster a fixed income rally that pushed the Barclay’s U.S. Aggregate Index up 2.6% in [...]
In the second quarter of 2019, capital markets continued their first quarter upward trajectory, albeit at a decelerated rate and with greater intra-month volatility. The S&P 500, which at the end of May was negative 2.6% quarter to date, ultimately recovered to a positive 4.3% return. Fixed income, as measured [...]
In our fourth quarter letter, we advised clients to remain invested in the market despite the temptation to sell and go to cash. Since that time, the S&P 500 recouped much of the fourth quarter sell-off and closed the first quarter of 2019 2% below the all-time high that [...]
Seven words describe the 2018 equity markets: An escalator up and an elevator down! The fourth quarter of 2018 proved to be challenging with the S&P 500 retracing more than it gained during the first nine months of the year. It is perhaps this fact that makes the fourth [...]
Here’s a party we can all agree on… U.S. equity markets had a fantastic quarter, with the S&P 500 rising 7.7%, nearly tripling the return of the index’s first-half return of 2.6%! Driven by year-over-year quarterly earnings growth between 20%-25%, the market embraced equities and pushed the index to [...]
If you plan to drive to your summer vacation destination, it’s unlikely that you will set the cruise control at 70 mph and only decelerate upon arrival. Curves in the road, construction zones, and that slow driver that won’t get out of the left lane require us to moderate [...]