Three Starter Plans for College Saving Strategies
Every family’s education planning situation is different, so taking time to optimize your funding sources and savings vehicles is time well spent. In this article, we cover three starter strategies to help save for college expenses. And because your situation is unique, please work with your Advisor to create a customized strategy.
Managing Risks as Uncertainty Continues
There is wide range of potential outcomes for global economies and markets, but we’ve seen recession risks rise recently. We are making incremental adjustments to our clients’ portfolios, such as adding more to “safe haven” bonds like Treasuries.
Capital One Data Breach and Cybersecurity
While the Capital One data breach is not the first of its kind, it is noteworthy in its scale: nearly 106 million of the bank’s customer and applicant accounts were affected. These occurrences remind us of the importance of taking proactive steps to safeguard our personal and financial information.
Investment Key Takeaways—Second Quarter 2019
After global stock markets got a jump start on the year thanks to progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations and a newly “patient” Fed, an abrupt breakdown in the trade talks spurred a sharp market sell-off in May. But stock markets rebounded in June with expectations of Fed rate cuts later in the year and (tentative) signs of re-engagement on the U.S.-China trade front.
Commentary from our CIO—Second Quarter 2019
The first half of 2019 saw robust gains across most asset classes, but it certainly wasn’t a smooth ride. Chief Investment Officer Jeremy DeGroot discusses our current outlook on the markets, central bank monetary policy, and the global economy in this quarter’s update.
Financial Times Names Litman Gregory to 2019 Top RIA List
Litman Gregory is pleased to share that our firm has been recognized in numerous financial services industry lists and rankings from publications including the SF Business Times, Financial Advisor Magazine, and most recently the Financial Times.
Legacy Letters: Ensuring Your Legacy Goes Beyond the Money
As we guide clients through the various aspects of estate planning, we are in a position to help people define their legacy and the transfer assets to future generations. But in this process, we remind clients that estate planning is much more than just distributing wealth – it is an opportunity to pass along a legacy of values and wisdom.
Securely Access Your Portfolio Data with Our New Client Portal
In 2018, we launched our new Client Portal which puts real-time portfolio information securely at your fingertips. In this post, we share the benefits of the portal and how to begin using it in your work with our advisory team.
Cyber Security: Our Focus on Protecting Clients
We live in a time of increased cyber fraud, with threats becoming more frequent and more sophisticated. To help explain how Litman Gregory addresses these risks, COO Jennifer Ceccarelli discusses the steps we are taking to safeguard our client information and provide cyber security.
Investment Key Takeaways—First Quarter 2019
Our portfolios generated strong performance for the first quarter, benefiting from the rebound in financial markets as they reversed much of the market downturns from fourth quarter 2018. The first quarter was a strong period for equities around the world. Bond markets and certain alternative strategies also performed well.
Commentary from Our Chief Investment Officer—First Quarter 2019 Review & Outlook
The market rebound was due more to a shift in Fed monetary policy than any meaningful improvements in the economic fundamentals. Our portfolios have exposure to a wide range of investments that will particularly benefit if global growth continues.