Articles from The Opening Bell


Sign up for our monthly Bell e-News.

To get the latest news and updates from us, please fill out the form and click "Subscribe" to receive our e-newsletter.

Reaping the Harvest

by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching
October 25, 2018

It seems like, every year, the very day after Labor Day I am ambushed by fall. While I am still holding onto summer, still wearing my white jeans, and still having barbecues, I don’t want to even …Read More

Read more


California Taxpayers vs. the New Federal Tax Law

by James F. Bell, CFP®, Founder & Chief Investment Officer
October 25, 2018

On September 1, 2018, the California State Legislature adjourned without conforming the California State Income Tax to any part of the Republican Federal Tax Law, known as the Tax Cuts & Jobs …Read More

Read more


Do You Have a Bias Against International Small-Cap Stocks?

by Forrest Bell, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner
October 25, 2018

With the S&P 500 fully recovered from the correction earlier this year, and hovering near its all-time high, the current bull market in U.S. large-cap stocks remains one of the longest in …Read More

Read more


How to Plan and Take a Vacation Even If You Are Unemployed

by Bonnie Bell, MA, MDiv., Principal, Director of Career/Life Coaching
July 23, 2018

Who doesn’t love a vacation? The mere word, which means “planned time spent not working,” along with other descriptors such as “break, breathing space, intermission, recess, recreation, …Read More

Read more


Homeowners Insurance

by Forrest Bell, CFP®, Senior Investment Advisor, Financial Planner
July 23, 2018

On October 8, 2017, a fire began in Calistoga, California, that would kill 43 people and displace 100,000 others. Because of the weather conditions, the fire moved fast. The following morning, I …Read More

Read more


American Consumers Get Great Deals from the Trade Deficit

by James F. Bell, CFP®, Founder & Chief Investment Officer
July 23, 2018

In 2017 investors benefited from an unusually non-volatile market with consistent growth, but 2018 has been notably less euphoric. So what changed? In short, tariffs: these economic and political …Read More

Read more


1 2 3 18

Market Analysis

White paper feature image
“Stocks are falling. I’m buying them anyway.” – 12/4/18
December 5, 2018 The above is a quote from Jeff Sommers as the title of his 11/18/2018 “Strategies” column in …Read More

Video

video feature image
Mid-Term Aftermath
December 21, 2018 Join us for our quarterly Investment Committee Update webinar as our presenters discuss timely …Read More

Publication

bellinvest publicaion
Do You Have a Bias Against International Small-Cap Stocks?
October 25, 2018 With the S&P 500 fully recovered from the correction earlier this year, and hovering near its …Read More

Latest News

bellinvest publicaion

2019: Trade War, Trade Resolution and Interest Rates

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 …Read More

Latest Tweet

Connect With Us

bellinvest 20 year