Congratulations! You’ve already heard that from family and friends, but after years of college you deserve it. Let’s also give your support team a well-earned round of applause; Well done, Mom and Dad!
Insights & Other Important Communication
I remember when I was in first grade. It was 19… well, that part’s not important. It was April and the first-grade class performed for the rest of the elementary school. I had the honor of giving the first spoken lines. Young Art stepped out and said “Do you know about Spring? When days are warm, and robins sing? Listen to us and you’ll find out, just what Spring is all about.” and then the entire class sang a short song about springtime.
Happy New Year! Are you one of the many Americans who consider the beginning of the year to be an opportunity to refresh, adjust, and improve? The New Year’s Resolution has become a staple of our society. The first of January also defines an easy period to “start fresh” in regard to investment performance which creates listeners to countless pundits and soothsayers who offer up specific roadmaps for stocks. I prefer to use simple math as a guide as we enter 2018.
Last quarter’s client letter focused on a major personal financial transition – retirement. Shortly after that letter, DV Financial began a major business transition. On August 24th we announced a new SEC Registered Investment Adviser (RIA), Independent Wealth Network, Inc., which I co-founded. Since our previous RIA was owned by our previous Broker-Dealer, the creation of Independent Wealth Network also required us to find a new Broker-Dealer relationship. Since August 24th we have been busy reaching out to every client, one at a time, to explain the transition and to facilitate the documents required to continue working together. For those who have already completed the transition, thank you. For those who have started the process but the transition is not yet complete, please know that we are working hard towards completion. For those who have not yet had the opportunity, please feel free to reach out to us or we will be in touch with you very soon.