News & Media: Important Updates

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A Look at October 2018 Market Volatility

Recently, the Dow dropped more than 800 points, and the S&P declined by almost 100 points. But is this market volatility normal, or are we headed for trouble ahead? In a new preapproved article, Brad McMillan, CFA®, CAIA, MAI, managing principal, chief investment officer, puts this month’s market turbulence in historical perspective, plus evaluates what could be in store for the rest of 2018. Click here for the commentary.

 


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Investmark Advisors Recognized as Five Star Wealth Managers for 2018

We are pleased to announce that Investmark Managing Principals Michael C. Kusick, CFP®, Jay M. Diamond, and Nicholas T. Christie, CFP® along with Principals Joseph P. Jandreau, CFA®, and Douglas E. Kerr have achieved recognition as 5 Star Wealth Managers for 2018.

                 Please click here for more info.

 

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Tune Out The Noise

This 2 minute video captures a core value of working with Investmark – the guidance to help you stay clear about what’s really important and to have confidence about your financial future through all market environments.

 

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Jay M. Diamond Selected for 2018 Women’s Choice Award

Investmark Managing Principal Selected for 6th Year In A Row

 

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Lisa Seymour Joins Investmark’s Advisory Team

We are very happy to announce that Lisa Seymour has successfully completed her Series 66 exam and joined IAG’s professional advisory team as an Associate Advisory.

 

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Investmark Advisory Group was recently recognized in Financial Advisor Magazine as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing RIA’s

 

Michael Lee FBN AM 6-29-18: What’s Driving the Markets?

 

July 2018 Investmark Economy & Markets

 
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Now and Then – Perspectives on Investing from the Producer of The Big Bang Theory

Click here for a great piece by Dave Goetsch, Executive Producer of the hit TV series, The Big Bang Theory. He reflects on his investment experience in the recent market downturn and contrasts his new perspective with memories of the 2008-2009 financial crisis. This is a great, quick read that underscores much of our wealth management philosophy - highly recommended!

 

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Mark R. Vida Joins Investmark Advisory Group
Our Wealth of Financial Expertise is Expanding!

Investmark Advisory Group is proud to welcome Mark R. Vida to our team of advisors.   Mark is an exeptional, well established advisor who has been serving clients in Fairfield County for over 20 years.  Mark's client focused style and investment perspective is a great fit for Investmark.  We are looking forward to working with him and helping his clients in the years ahead.

Click here for the announcement. We've also attached his Bio, as well as the press release we'll be sending out to announce his arrival.


 

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Lessons for the Next Crisis

As your advisor, our role is to help you navigate through events you control (your retirement, house purchase, college planning) and those you can't control (market volatility, geopolitical issues) toward your long term goals.  Continuing on our recent theme of preparation for potentially increased market volatility, we think the attached article from DFA does a great job of reviewing lessons from the global financial crisis a decade ago.  Their opinions are very much in line with our investment philosophy (one of many reasons we are very pleased to be able to offer privileged access to DFA's strategies). It's a quick read and we think well worth it.  Click here for the article.


 

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Video: A Quick Perspective on Volatility (January 2016)

Although we originally posted this video in 2016, and 2017 saw an unusually low level of volatility,  this 2-minute video is still worthwhile.   Understanding the longer-term perspective is still very relevant for most investors. Hopefully, when we hit the inevitable 'bumps in the road', this vidoe will save you well more than two minutes of worrying!  For a more in-depth look, you can also view our "Economy and Markets videos here. As always, please call or e-mail us with any questions.

*FiveStar: Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 2,218 Connecticut wealth managers were considered for the award; 283 (13 percent of candidates) were named 2017 Five Star Wealth Managers.  (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.

 

**FT Top 300 RIA: The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers 2016 is based on six broad factors, including adviser assets under management ($300 million minimum), asset growth, company's age, industry certifications of key employees, and compliance record and accessibility. 520 Registered Investment Advisers were considered; 300 (58% of candidates) were recognized. Not indicative of advisor's future performance. Your experience may vary. For the full methodology, please visit www.ft.com

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The Economy & The Markets October 2018:

Hosted by Investmark's Chief Investment Strategist Jay M. Diamond, the video takes a look at the economy, interest rates, GDP, trade issues and more. This is a great way to get caught up on factors that shaped this past quarter and take a look ahead to next quarter and into 2019.

Click Here to Watch the Video

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Investmark Recognized by Financial Times**

We are very pleased to announce that Investmark Advisory Group achieved notice in the Financial Times today with inclusion in its “Financial Times 300” list recognizing the top 300 Registered Investment Advisers nationwide and as a Top Five advisor in Connecticut1. Read the full press release.


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Video - The Caring Coach

Investmark's clients already know that our advisors strive to be a 'caring coach' with the guidance and expertise you need to keep you on track to pursue your goals. This video explains our approach in more detail and looks at the important value our advisors can provide.

 

Commonwealth Market Updates

Helpful commentary from our broker/dealer, Commonwealth Financial Network®. All of these are updated frequently…lots of great info here.

Investmark Supports Lockwood Mathews Museum Event

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Advisors Jay Diamond and Nicholas Christie, along with Director of Operations Scott Williams performed jazz and swing standards at the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum recently.

The music was part of the reception for the "Coney Island: Visions from the Boardwalk" art exhibit, hosted by Investmark client Gail Ingis-Claus.    Ms. Ingis-Claus is very active in supporting the restoration and fund raising efforts at Lockwood Mathews Museum, a National Historic Landmark located in Norwalk CT.

Click here for the full article and photos

For audio recordings of the Investmark Jazz Band, click the links below:

Autumn Leaves   

Fly Me to the Moon  

They Can't Take That Away From Me  

Dreamtime  

 

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