Wealth Speaks

The February jobs numbers were low. Could your clients be affected?

By webteam | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The February jobs report released in early March raised more than a few questions about a potential economic slowdown in the U.S. The report showed that 20,000 jobs were added in February, fewer than forecasted – 160,000 fewer, to be precise.1 Does the report indicate that an economic slowdown is on the horizon? The jobs…

One of the biggest threats to our markets isn’t financial.

By webteam | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s digital. Back in the relatively-unplugged days of the early 1980’s, a little movie called “WarGames” raised the specter of a new potential threat in the American consciousness: the suggestion that a Regular Joe with a desktop computer could hack into the U.S. network and propel us towards a nuclear war. At its release, the…

All Eyes on … Patrick Malone!

By webteam | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Name: Patrick Malone Title: Platform Specialist How long have you been with AE Wealth Management?: Just over 2 years What made you decide to join AEWM? Great opportunity with a great company that treats its employees very well. Tell me about your role, department and what they do? I am on the technology/platform team in…

The Costs of a Government Shutdown

By webteam | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s the third week of the government shutdown, and a resolution doesn’t seem to be presenting itself any time soon. The partial shutdown – which has resulted in the closure of nine out of 15 federal departments, as well as dozens of agencies and federal programs1 – has already started a snowball of economic effects in…

Funds with High Active Share Could Outperform

By webteam | January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

During Periods of Heightened Market Volatility In early 2018, the New York Attorney General reached an agreement with 13 major fund firms, requiring them to share how much their funds are actively managed.[i]  The information – called active share – can help investors stay informed as to how much active management they’re receiving compared to…

All Eyes on … Cathy Goodman!

By webteam | December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Name: Cathy Goodman Title:  Senior Processing Specialist How long have you been with AE Wealth Management? 3 years in March. I joined right at the beginning! What made you decide to join AEWM? I was ready for a change. Tell me about your role, department and what they do?  I am on the processing team- we review…

Avoid Surprises Related to Mutual Fund Distributions

By webteam | December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Like individual stocks, investors are required to pay on gains realized from mutual fund holdings. However, the process of identifying mutual fund gains and calculating how much is owed on those gains is much less straightforward than the process for individual stocks. Understanding the types of mutual fund distributions, how they are taxed, and the…

What an Inverted Yield Curve Means for Investors

By webteam | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Monday, December 3, the U.S. Treasury Yield Curve inverted for the first time in over a decade. Just one day later, the Dow fell 799 points (3.1 percent), with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also finishing down (3.2 percent and 3.8 percent respectively).[i] The yield curve inversion occurred as the yield on the five-year…