If you read financial planning textbooks, you might be left with the impression that people report to the financial planner’s office to begin the planning process as soon as they land their first job. However, that’s not how it usually happens. Instead, people need a sense of urgency to get started. This often comes after …Read More
Most of you know by now that, as of January, I began cutting back my hours at Bell and moving into a career transition most commonly known as “Semi-Retirement.” I have to say, it has been smoothing out a bit since the first quarter of the year, which is good news. Don’t get me wrong, …Read More
At a 2010 lecture discussing the financial crisis of 2007-2009 – Navigating the New Normal in Industrialized Countries – Mohamed El-Erian (now chief economic advisor at Allianz) said, “The crisis was not a mere flesh wound. The crisis cut to the bone.” Once you start cutting bone, you change the structure of whatever is being …Read More
The U.S. stock market is celebrating its best start to a new year since 1987. Join Bell Investment Advisors for a webinar exploring what the Fed’s and the White House’s flexibility have done for the market, and why it matters.
Flexibility Around Interest Rates
Flexibility Around Inflation
Flexibility Around Trade Policy Negotiations
Jim Bell, CFP®, Founder, Chief Investment Officer
Join us as we review 2018 and discuss what 2019 may have in store for investors:
Does the poor end to 2018 mean better things for this year?
How will politics and the Federal Reserve factor in?
Will market volatility persist?
Can the global economic slowdown reverse itself?
Jim Bell, CFP®, Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Corinne Salera Bedford, CFP®, Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor
…So wrote Charles Dickens in his famous opening line of A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens wrote this novel in part as a warning and as an encouragement to his fellow citizens of Great Britain not to devolve into indiscriminate mass murder and mob violence as he compared the relative safety and stability of London …Read More
Ever since Jim’s Succession Letter went out last month announcing that Forrest has become President of Bell Investment Advisors, people have been asking me about my own plans for 2019, as if now I would be joining the Peace Corps or the circus, or finding a new job, or traveling to the Far East all …Read More
Over the past two years, the number of homes destroyed by wildfires in California has prompted many homeowners to reconsider their homeowners insurance policies and for good reason. Homeowners policies that are written to insure a home from damage affecting a single home might not provide coverage for damage that results from a larger disaster. …Read More
Bell received notification from our custodian, Charles Schwab, of a text message-based phishing attempt imitating Schwab. The phishing attempt appears to have been sent to a random set of phone numbers, not necessarily clients of Schwab or Bell Investment Advisors. The phishing attempt was conveyed through text messages appearing to come from Schwab, but in …Read More