With index investing, investors buy a basket of stocks or bonds. (Investors cannot directly invest in an index.) The most popular index is probably Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500), which tracks the 500 largest companies on the NYSE or NASDAQ and is a staple in the menu of investment choices that many of you have in your 401(k)-plan.Read More
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The U.S. stock market has come a long way from its Great Recession low. That low, at which the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666 on March 9, 2009, is what has been called “the Haines’ bottom,” named after legendary CNBC anchor Mark Haines.Read More
Because different countries have different currencies, overseas travel is usually more complicated than domestic travel. Likewise, overseas investing is more complex than domestic investing. However, just as foreign travel adds diversity to your travel experiences, so foreign assets add diversification to your portfolio.Read More
San Diego, CA, September 3, 2013 – The Institute of Business & Finance (IBF) recently awarded Tim Hayes with the first nationally recognized mutual fund designation, CFS® (Certified Fund Specialist®). This graduate-level designation is conferred upon candidates who complete an 135+ hour educational program focusing on closed-end funds, mutual funds, ETFs, REITs, UITs and modern portfolio theory. Over $12 trillion is invested in mutual funds in the United States; half of all households own shares in at least one mutual fund.Read More
In 2016 and 2017, a self-employed person can contribute the lesser of 20% of their net adjusted income or $53,000. Net adjusted income is gross income from self-employment minus expenses and half of your self-employment tax.Read More
In conjunction with Boston Magazine, Five Star Professional has recognized Timothy Hayes with the 2018 Five Star Wealth Manager.Read More