The job of a non-profit board can be demanding as board members are tasked with numerous responsibilities. They include, but are not limited, to the oversight of the organization’s financial sustainability, legal obligations, strategic initiatives, and fundraising, all in efforts to ultimately improve upon the organization’s mission and public standing. Therefore, for nonprofits with investible assets, the ongoing management and oversight of these assets is just one piece of a much larger puzzle. However, investing as a nonprofit comes with considerable fiduciary duties that must be adhered to.
"To the moon!” This has been the battle cry for speculative investors in recent years as they watched the vast array of cryptocurrency, meme stocks, and shares of fortune 500 companies continually push higher. However, in the frenzy to capitalize on the overly enthusiast market environment, many investors found themselves taking on increasing risk in one (or a handful) of individual stocks, coins, etc.
by: Mariella Foley, CFP®, ADPA®, CDFA® Employees of publicly traded companies often have the option of purchasing company stock in their 401(k) accounts. Over the years, these scheduled stock purchases can result in accumulating a significant amount [...]
by: Steven P. Saunders, CFA, CAIA Market Summary As we enter the second half of 2022, investors are hard pressed to see any clearing in the preverbal storm to hit markets. Stubbornly high inflation initially triggered by [...]
Robert Davis discusses the negative sentiment engulfing the equity markets today. Taking a contrarian view to the consensus has in the past provided opportunities for outsized returns.
We all may know someone, maybe ourselves, that believe the key to investment success is being able to “jump out” of the market when it starts to go down and get “back in” when the market starts to go up. Sounds easy, right? Well, not really.
A new concept is evolving in the pension world that combines both features of a traditional defined contribution and defined plan. A cash balance plan is sometimes referred to as a “hybrid” plan as it allows for the high contributions of a defined benefit plan, but with the look, feel and portability of a defined contribution plan.
by: Richard B. Freeman, CFP & Theodore D. Schneider, CFA The rise in popularity of investing in passive index funds has occurred for a number of reasons—simplicity, low cost and a “can’t beat the market” [...]
House Democrats recently presented a preliminary tax proposal that is intended to help fund President Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure package. The current proposal targets high earners and corporations through increases in income taxes, corporate [...]
With the 2022 Fiscal Year Federal Budget deadline of October 1st rapidly approaching, House Democrats presented a preliminary tax proposal targeting high earners, wealthy estates, and corporations to fund Biden’s proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure spending package. While [...]