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Corporate Cash Allocation Decisions

July 2014  By: TFG INVESTMENT TEAM
Corporate Cash Allocation Decisions
Although the economic recovery since the 2008 financial crisis has been less than robust, companies have been doing quite well. Corporate profits as a percentage of GDP are at record levels, as companies have benefitted from the tailwinds of low interest and labor costs, while also focusing on the...

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Advice to My Children

July 2014  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD
Advice to My Children
In our last newsletter, I wrote about the investment advice that I learned from my father. In this issue, I will pass on the investment advice that I would like to share with my three children in the hope that it might also benefit the children and grandchildren of some of our Fiduciary Group...

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Understanding Mutual Funds

July 2014  By: JULIA BUTLER, CFP®, JD, MBA, CFEI
Understanding Mutual Funds
When I meet with 401(k) participants to educate them about saving and investing, I always start with the basics—explaining, among other things, what stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are, and how and when they might be utilized in an investment portfolio. Because participants seem to find this...

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Coming Of Age During The Great Recession

April 2014  By: JULIA BUTLER, CFP®, JD, MBA, CFEI
Coming Of Age During The Great Recession
The financial crisis and associated market volatility has caused a lot of people to lose confidence in the stock market. No group appears to have been more scarred by 2008, however, than the Millennials—the 21-36 year olds who “came of age” as investors over the last 10+ years. This chart tracks...

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Lessons On Investing from My Dad

April 2014  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD
Lessons On Investing from My Dad
My father started The Fiduciary Group over 40 years ago with the idea that clients would come to him primarily for trust and estate administration (he previously worked in, and ultimately was the head of, the trust department of a local bank). Early on, he found that more and more clients wanted...

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Investment Selection

January 2014  By: JULIA BUTLER, CFP®, JD, MBA, CFEI
Investment Selection
This is the fourth installment in a series on the Investment Process of The Fiduciary Group. Before jumping into the subject of selecting investments, let’s recap the key takeaways from the first three steps in our investment process.

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End of Life Planning

January 2014  By: MALCOLM BUTLER, JD
End of Life Planning
Since we are all mortal, we will all personally face end of life issues. It is essential to have appropriate documents in place that will address both financial and healthcare matters that ultimately arise. In a recent survey completed by Boomer Market Advisor, 50% of respondents did not have a...

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