The Complexity of Retirement Planning

After graduating from college, typically you begin a career and (hopefully) start saving for a rainy day. Years quickly pass and before you know it you might be married with children. Soon after the children arrive, you begin planning for their college. Next, you hear relatives and friends discussing [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

Investment Correlations Are Changing: What You Can Do to Protect Your Portfolio

One of the most fundamental principles of portfolio theory is diversification. Diversification is a powerful risk management technique which spreads investments across different geographies, asset classes, or sectors. It lessens the impact any one investment can have on a portfolio, reducing volatility and improving the probability of achieving long-term [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

A Pitfall of the “Backdoor” Roth IRA Conversion

Every few months, a reputable financial news website like MarketWatch, CNBC, or The Wall Street Journal releases an article about the benefits of contributing to a non-deductible IRA and converting that contribution to a Roth IRA (a “backdoor” Roth IRA contribution). However, these articles seemingly gloss over the complexity [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Guide to Giving: What to Give

This is the second article in a Guide to Giving blog series by contributing editor Richard B. Freeman. Richard is a Senior Director, Wealth Advisor at Round Table Wealth Management and a member of FCCF’s Professional Advisors Council. You are at a point in your life where you feel [...]

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Guide to Giving: Ways to Give

This is the first article in a Guide to Giving blog series by contributing editor Richard B. Freeman. Richard is a Senior Director, Wealth Advisor at Round Table Wealth Management and a member of FCCF’s Professional Advisors Council. You have decided that “giving back” by donating to charity is something [...]

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Medicare: Understand Your Options and Meet the Deadlines

Are you retiring soon, recently retired or nearing your 65th birthday? If so, you need to understand Medicare and the necessary steps you need to take to ensure proper healthcare coverage in retirement. Even if you don’t fall into one of the categories above, I’m sure you know someone [...]

By |April 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |
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Five Simple Year-end Tax Planning Strategies:

The end of 2018 is fast approaching. Thanksgiving flew by, and now it’s time to make sure holiday presents and plans are set as we gear up for cold weather and special times with family and friends. It’s a busy time, but don’t forget – your finances can use [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Whitepapers|Tags: , |

Broker Vs. Investment Advisor: What Are the Differences? Why Is It Important to You?

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 [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Categories: Whitepapers|Tags: |

Rising Rates: A Blessing in Disguise for Bond Holders

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 [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|Categories: Whitepapers|Tags: |

The Shortfalls of ETF Investing

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 [...]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Whitepapers|Tags: |

How Well Do You Know Your Advisor?

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 [...]

By |June 4th, 2017|Categories: Whitepapers|Tags: , |


 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 [...]

By |February 7th, 2017|Categories: Whitepapers|Tags: |
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Quarterly Review – Third Quarter 2018

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 [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: Quarterly Review|Tags: , , , |

Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2018

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 [...]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Quarterly Review|Tags: , , , |

Quarterly Review – First Quarter 2018

First quarter market gyrations demonstrated the extremes of investor sentiment from the “fear of missing out” tothe “fear of losing.” The former was evidenced in January, with a 5.8% rise in the S&P 500 followed by the latter inFebruary with an intra-month market correction of over 10%. While the February [...]

By |April 16th, 2018|Categories: Quarterly Review|Tags: , , , |

Quarterly Review – Fourth Quarter 2017

 Happy New Year! But to be honest, 2017 was pretty great! Nearly every asset class and global market was positive for the year. Looking forward, we don’t think the clock has struck midnight on this market just yet, and that’s not the champagne talking either! Corporate earnings in both [...]

By |January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Quarterly Review|Tags: , , , |

Quarterly Review – Third Quarter 2017

 A market in motion stays in motion…unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.1 We suspect this is how Sir Isaac Newton, as a 21st century market strategist, would view the current capital market trends. Global equity and fixed income markets continued their 2017 upward trajectory during the quarter. The [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Categories: Quarterly Review|Tags: , , , |

Quarterly Review – Second Quarter 2017

 Is Goldilocks back in town? During the previous economic cycle (2003-2007), Wall Street referred to the U.S. economy as the “Goldilocks Economy” …not too hot, not too cold, just right. It was also during this time that market risk metrics, such as volatility, were low. Presently, investors find themselves [...]

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Quarterly Review|Tags: , , , |
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7 Hidden Costs of Retiring Abroad

Round Table’s Frederic Behrens was recently quoted in US News & World Report discussing the hidden costs of retiring abroad. If you’re a US citizen looking to retire abroad, this article  highlights some key points to address. Please reach out to Fred (http://bit.ly/2QKhuPC) if you should have any questions or [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: In the News|Tags: |

A Woman’s Worth Luncheon

Round Table Wealth Management was delighted to be a co-host of an actively attended luncheon themed “A Woman’s Worth” on Wednesday, April 26th at the beautiful Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield, NJ.  RTWM’s Senior Director, Mariella Foley moderated the event together with Act II Consulting Founder, Alicia Barker. [...]

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: In the News|Tags: |

Round Table Wealth’s Seminar Series Rolls On

RTWM recently completed their Spring educational seminar series. Covering a variety of key issues for the individual investor, attendees had the opportunity to hear firm Partners Steven Giacona, Robert Davis and Bruce Hyde as well as Senior Director Fran Hayes, provide insights and strategies that investors should be considering [...]

By |July 19th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |

RTWM In The Kitchen — Rolling Up Our Sleeves

On May 11th, a few members from our staff here at RTWM participated in prepping and packing meals for Mobile Meals of Westfield. “It was a wonderful experience to help in the Mobile Meals process knowing that these meals will be getting to people who really need them the [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: |

Round Table Kicks Off Seminar Series

Round Table Wealth Management hosted an educational seminar at the beautiful Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, NJ on March 22nd. Led by Director, Taylor Thomas, the event included presentations by RTWM's founder, Steven Giacona, Bruce Hyde, and Fran Hayes. Also presenting at the event was guest speaker Alec Borenstein, [...]

By |April 11th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |

2017 PASEsetter Awards

On Tuesday, February 28th, Round Table Wealth Management attended the 2017 PASEsetter Awards Benefit held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The event honored those who have given outstanding service and leadership to the City's youth.  PASE’s mission is to improve the quality of afterschool programs for [...]

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: In the News|Tags: |
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