Shorter Settlement for Stocks & Bonds

Max Smith, CFP®, CIMA® | Kent Forsey, CFP® Bonds, Investing, Mutual Funds, Securities, Settlement Policy, Stocks

As of September 5, 2017, the settlement period for most security transactions has been shortened to two days, from three days. The two-day settlement date applies to most security transactions, including stocks, bonds, municipal securities, mutual funds traded through a brokerage firm, and limited partnerships that trade on an exchange. Government securities and stock options will continue to settle on …

Investing in Precious Metals

Max Smith, CFP®, CIMA® | Kent Forsey, CFP® Client Education, Investing, Precious Metals

Investing in Precious Metals November 11, 2016 With the constant barrage of commercials, talk-show hosts and unsolicited emails etc. touting the virtues of investing in gold or silver, we are often asked whether it would make sense for them. The question we have to ask ourselves is what would be the purpose of our investment in precious metals.  First of …