Wealth Speaks

Funds with High Active Share Could Outperform

By webteam | January 3, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

In a down market, many investors look 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 when an investor sells or…

Leading With Gratitude

By webteam | November 19, 2018 |

“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 |

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 |

When markets experience a significant downturn, it can be challenging to find a “bright spot” in the midst of bad news. However, opportunity for investors still exists even when markets drop. One such opportunity is the ability to potentially reduce taxes by harvesting capital losses. When an investor sells an asset at a loss, that…