Virtual currencies represent an innovation in financial services, products and technology that has the potential to support a more efficient and transparent global commerce by proposing lower transaction costs and rapid availability of cash. In spite of the aforementioned benefits, before engaging in virtual currency transactions, investors should have a clear understanding of what they are, how they can be utilized and what are some of the tax ramifications to U.S. taxpayers. This article addresses a few of the basic concepts of virtual currencies, such as blockchain and mining, as well as how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) treats the most common virtual currency transactions.
This is the sixth blog in the Divorce and Finances series, addressing common questions I hear as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) during the pre- and post-divorce process. This blog will address questions around divorce and the family home. A podcast version of this blog [...]
When going through a divorce, the process of dividing assets can be a frustrating and confusing one. Retirement assets are an important issue in any divorce proceeding, since, after the marital home, they often represent the largest category of marital assets to be divided in a divorce settlement.
Round Table Wealth Management Partner, Chief Compliance Officer, and Wealth Advisor Bruce Hyde was recently quoted in an article by U.S. News & World Report discussing the recently released ProPublica documents about high net worth individuals paying little income tax relative to their holdings. Bruce [...]
This is the fifth blog in the Divorce and Finances series, addressing common questions I hear as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) during the pre- and post-divorce process. This blog will address common questions about insurance during and after a divorce settlement. A podcast version [...]
It is increasingly common for individuals living in the United States or U.S. citizens living abroad to receive an inheritance from a non-U.S. person (for purposes of this article a non-U.S. person is defined as someone who is not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or otherwise [...]
Navigating Today’s Economic And Policy Environment For Investing With Chief Economic Strategist Dr. Mickey Levy
A virtual discussion featuring famed economist Dr. Mickey Levy. Round Table Wealth Management invites you to our discussion series hosted by Steven J. Giacona, and Robert Davis. Dr. Levy will share his macroeconomic insights on navigating today's economic and policy environment for investing.
Come join guest speaker Kevin E Packman, partner at Holland & Knight and our very own Frederic Behrens JD, CFP® and Marianne Rodriguez CFP® as they navigate throughout some of the most common issues when it comes to international estate planning. This presentation will be structured around multiple real-life planning examples.
Six Essential Financial Planning and Investing Topics Big4 Accounting Firm Partners Should Review to Start 2021
We believe there are numerous strategies that can be implemented to help navigate short-term market volatility as well as plan for long-term potential tax policy changes that a Biden administration may implement. This webinar provides a broad overview of several tax, financial planning, and investment strategies we feel are important in 2021.
Please join us for a brief webinar titled “Maximizing Investment and Tax Savings through Cash Balance Plans” Thursday, March 25th at 3:00 PM (EST)
Six Essential Financial Planning and Investing Themes Law Firm Partners Should Consider Starting 2021
Presenters will include partner, Bruce Hyde, CPA, MS, wealth advisor, Fred Behrens, CFP® and wealth advisor, Anthony Rosetti, CFA®. Round Table Wealth Management is a New York based independent registered investment advisory firm founded twenty years ago and now manage in excess of $1.1 billion of assets.
Whether you are a young mother, career woman, entrepreneur, trusting wife, divorcee, or widow – chances are you share the same concerns: Do I have enough? Will my money last? How can I feel more confident with my money?
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 [...]
With a growing number of trusts being created every year in the United States, the possibility that you may be named as a trustee may also be increasing. Maybe you were chosen by a sibling, a parent, a colleague or a friend to serve as trustee of the trust [...]
As bull markets develop, many investors are lured by the low volatility and cheery market sentiment. However, as rallies stretch over a number of years, as they have recently, a hazard emerges for investors seeking to invest in mutual funds. First-time investors purchasing shares bear the risk of inheriting [...]
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 [...]
Life insurance can be an important component of a comprehensive financial plan. However, problems related to life insurance can arise for a variety of reasons: client needs and tax laws may have changed; policy performance may not have met expectations; or the client may have purchased policies without fully [...]
What a great year for investors! During 2019, capital markets erased the memory of 2018’s negative performances and moved on to record-setting index levels. In a complete turnaround, every asset class generated a positive return, whereas in 2018 nearly every asset class was at a loss. Read More > [...]
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 [...]