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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…

Year End Checklist

By webteam | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The end of the year is always a busy time for advisors. With many items required to be completed by Dec. 31, use this checklist to keep track of these tasks for your clients’ accounts. Contact info@ae-wm.com to request a copy of the Year-End Checklist today!  

Watch Out for the Wash Sale Rule When Harvesting Losses

By webteam | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the end of the year upon us, many investors are looking for opportunities to reduce tax liabilities by harvesting losses. As you’re considering selling assets, however, one important regulation to keep in mind is the Wash Sale Rule, in which the IRS can disallow a tax deduction for a security. A wash sale occurs…

Leading With Gratitude

By webteam | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~Charles Dickens Americans talk a lot about thankfulness this time of year. The holidays tend to bring out a “count your blessings” state of mind for many of us. We are grateful for…

All Eyes On … Ben Sullivan!

By webteam | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Name: Ben Sullivan Title: Advisor Model Analyst   How long have you been with AE Wealth Management? 18 months   What made you decide to join AEWM?  Their heavy involvement in the community and their investment in the growth of their employees’ careers.   Tell me about your role, department and what they do?  I work…

6 Things to Know About Harvesting Capital Losses

By webteam | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

As we head into the last eight weeks of the calendar year, most advisors are starting to check boxes on their end-of-year client task list. There are certain items that need to be completed by December 31 to avoid tax penalties, including taking required minimum distributions (RMDs), completing Roth IRA conversions and more. One of…

Talking to Your Clients About Recent Market Volatility

By webteam | October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nothing gets a financial firm’s phones ringing quite like market volatility – a fact about which many advisors may have been reminded lately. Investors were lulled by the relative calm we’ve had in the markets recently and now find themselves jarred back to reality as the market responds to factors such as interest rate hikes…