Politics vs The Economy – One is More Important Than the Other

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Oh, man. Last week sure set off a political firestorm… And the markets! JEEZZZZ, did you see what they did? The S&P 500 sold off to the tune of a whopping -0.35%. (P.S. Insert sarcasm here.) (Double P.S… As of this writing at 12:45 on Monday, May 15th, 2017 the S&P 500 is up +0.45%.) From an investment viewpoint, fears …

When the GDP Report looks like Macys

GDP was a DOG

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary, Weekly Market Commentary Page 18

According to the just-released first round of data on the first quarter’s (Q1) Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is considered the gold standard for the measurement of goods and services, 2017 has pretty much sucked. It looks like GDP growth slowed from Q4 2016’s annualized pace of 2.1% to 0.7% in Q1. Remember, that’s the first announcement of preliminary data…but …

On Wall Street

Building Awareness and Credibility by Becoming a Thought Leader

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In this On Wall Street article by Katie Kuehner-Hebert, our President and Co-Founder, Dean J. Catino, CFPⓇ, CPWAⓇ, touches on a few ways Monument builds awareness and credibility… In her article, Kuehner-Hebert writes: “The advisers at Monument Wealth Management in Alexandria, Virginia have had thought leader pieces published in Financial Planning magazine, The New York Times and The Washington Post, says Dean Catino, a …

On Wall Street

How Bringing in Advisers from Competitors Boosts a Practice

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In this On Wall Street article by Katie Kuehner-Hebert, our President and Co-Founder, Dean J. Catino, CFPⓇ, CPWAⓇ, explains why Monument doesn’t always “bite” when approached to buy another practice… In her article, Kuehner-Hebert writes: “Monument Wealth Management in Alexandria, Virginia, has been approached several times during the past nine years about buying another practice. But it hasn’t bitten because the firm’s model …

Financial-Planning

Pro Bono Work Attracts Appreciative Clients

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FinancialPlanning‘s Katie Kuehner-Hebert featured Monument’s President and Co-Founder, Dean J. Catino, CFPⓇ, CPWAⓇ, in her article, “Pro Bono Work Attracts Appreciative Clients.” In her article, Kuehner-Hebert writes: “Advisers do pro-bono work to give back, but one side benefit could be that those in the community are impressed and want to become clients…. Dean Catino, a CFP and the co-founder and president of Monument …

Pick the Perfect Bracket

Investing Lessons and March Madness

David B. Armstrong, CFA Weekly Market Commentary, Weekly Market Commentary Page 18

Oh boy…March Madness. It started last week and it’s what everyone seems to be talking about at work. Most people feel great on “Selection Sunday”, which is when the NCAA selection committee announces “The Bracket”. The bracket is the group of 64 teams (okay, I know it’s technically 68, but I’m asking for some artistic license for the sake of …