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Michael Conway

Retirement, Investing, Lifestage Based Planning
“Michael Conway guides families through the financial decisions of life and protects them from the fear and anxiety of uncertainty. He focuses on Aligning Life & Wealth® for families, because Michael believes the two are intrinsically connected.”

Conway Wealth Group

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President, CEO


Michael Conway, CFP®, ChFC® is founder and CEO of Conway Wealth Group LLC, a premier, independent financial planning and advisory group.

As a successful and well-respected financial advisor, Michael has spent more than 30 years providing specialized solutions that blend financial and estate planning strategies with open architecture investment management. Michael has been recognized by Investopedia as one of the 2017 top 100 most influential advisors in the country.

Michael’s clients include entrepreneurs, CEOs, Wall Street professionals, professional athletes, and others. In tandem with family-office style planning and investment management, we steer clients toward Aligning Life & Wealth®. Through our Alignment Index™, we quantify not just investment gains, but gains in the categories of life that actually create lasting happiness and a Life Beyond the Numbers™.

Michael is frequently looked to as an expert in financial news media, and has been featured in various publications, including Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal, Investment News, and Investor’s Business Daily, among others.

Michael has three children and lives in New Jersey with his wife, Leslie. He enjoys church, backpacking, scuba diving, and horseback riding.


Susquehanna University
The American College (ChFC)
The College for Financial Planning (CFP)

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Investment advisory and financial planning services offered through Summit Financial, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Adviser, doing business as Conway Wealth Group, LLC. 4 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Tel. 973-285-3600 Fax 973-285-3666 Direct Office Tel. 973-285-3640

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February 2017
    Financial Planning, Personal Finance, Retirement
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November 2016
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April 2017
    Choosing an Advisor, Financial Planning, Personal Finance
February 2016
    Asset Allocation, Investing

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Why do the price of shares of a corporation fluctuate?
84% of people found this answer helpful

You’re suggesting that equity prices should not fluctuate based on free markets, but based on the fundamental performance of a company. Our entire economy, along with stock valuation, operates within the core concept of free markets and a society based on capitalism. This means that the forces of supply and demand determine price. Butter at the grocery store is not priced directly because of the quality of the butter. It’s priced based on the amount of people (demand) wanting to buy the butter. The quality of the butter influences that demand, but it does not directly determine price. The same is true in equity markets. A company’s financial quality (based on a fundamental analysis of the balance sheet and cash flow) will influence demand, but it’s the actual demand (or lack thereof) of shares that will directly affect daily prices.

It’s also important to understand how the concept of speculation plays a role in equity market prices. Buyers of stock certainly care about the financial fundamentals of a firm, but they might care even more about whether or not they anticipate the price of the stock to increase in the future. This expectation could be based on many factors, including firm innovation, anticipated sales growth, acquisitions, etc. As buyers enter the market because of these expectations, demand has increased, driving up the price of the shares. There are many, many other factors that could influence the decision making of buyers and sellers in all markets within the structure of our economy, each ultimately playing a role in prices. Our economy is simply not a system in which prices are solely fixed based on fundamental/mathematical factors. It’s also important to understand that the system isn’t without its flaws. Various forms of price manipulation—either illegal or legal—can affect the “freeness” of the market. However, creating a new system of prices based on a strict mathematical equation, whether via the generally accepted accounting principles or otherwise, would be nearly impossible to regulate and might not serve the needs of investors. The complexity of equity market prices is a key reason why investing is extremely difficult for any “do-it-yourself” investors, particularly investors unable to construct diversified portfolios that properly fit their needs.

December 2015
    Financial Planning, Investing, Stocks
Where do I park my money for long term investing?
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January 2016
    Investing, Stocks
Do you recommend the Nasdaq 100, S&P 500, or a 50/50 allocation?
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February 2016
    Financial Planning
Which is better in a volatile market; long-term investing, day trading, or saving?
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September 2016
    Debt, Financial Planning, Personal Finance
I have 3 credit card debts, how can I get them paid off the cheapest way?
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January 2016