L & A Capital Advisors, LLC
Owner and RIA
Steven Lewis is the Owner and RIA at L & A Capital Advisors, LLC in Raleigh, North Carolina. Steven and his team at L&A Capital Advisors, LLC, employ very simple and easy to understand investment strategies such as Dollar Cost Averaging, Value Vesting and Growth Vesting to assist individuals who are seeking balance and common sense to their investment goals. They utilize consultants from across the country who assist them in providing data and updates involving the many mutual funds and exchange traded fund families. They believe in an investment strategy that sometimes is "contrarian" to normal investment approaches.
Steven and his team are here to help their clients navigate the frequent financial changes in the industry in order to protect and grow their financial legacy. Once a client is under their care, they have a fiduciary responsibility to act in the clients best interest. Legally and ethically, Steven and his team are bound to this type of service. So, instead of being burdened and/or confused by all the changing options the financial market has to offer, Steven brings his clients security and peace in knowing that their assets are being handled by individuals that make it their business to keep up with the fluctuations and opportunities the market has to offer.
MSFS, Investment and Financial Planning, Institute of Business and Finance
Investment Advisory Services offered through Brookstone Capital Management, LLC (BCM) a Registered Investment Advisor. L&A Capital Advisors, LLC and BCM are independent of each other.
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Run from the Advisor and never look back :).
Without knowing your income needs down the road it is quite difficult to proceed too far, but if your income goals is too early to determine then seeking an advisor who supports an active-tactical sector driven portfolio utilizing both stop orders and limit orders (to reduce both market risk exposure and incoming speculative risk) would be the plan. WHEN and IF that 'retirement' time comes closer, THEN an annuity (along with other income options) can be discussed. But run away from a VA. EXTREMELY high fees which range from 1.25-3.85% with ZERO guarantees on the working capital in most cases.
It does sound like you may be working with a broker or registered representative. In that case, they are not going to be portfolio managers and will rely on the typical 'buy and hold' which is extremely ineffective.
Your strategy will solely depend on the advisor. IF the advisor takes the typical asset allocation (buy and hold) approach then you will see an allocation with more bond funds and less equity exposure. That is typical and in our opinion is a waste of time and money as a typical asset allocation 'model' ALWAYS creates the environment where a portion of the portfolio is impotent.
Whereas, a higher risk strategy that centers around sector volume movements while utilizing Stop Orders (to protect from downside corrections) and when necessary Limit Orders (to reduce speculative risk) would be more effective.
One thinks that in 'retirement' the investor can normally be okay with a static portfolio. HOWEVER, if one looks at the ANNUALIZED Returns of the S&P 500 from January 1, 2016 thru December 31, 2017, one will see that it is barely 5.00% (Never rely on total returns to determine what will be an appropriate benchmark). That being said, the advisor MUST be more active in order to maintain, if possible' a return that exceeds the benchmarks because IF one has an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) and those pesty RMD's (Required Minimum Distributions) kick in just after turning age 70, that first required withdrawal is 3.65% (before fees and expenses) and goes up every year following. A typical 'buy and hold' will fail the client if exercising a typical asset allocation model designed around the age of the client. All this accomplishes is a continual income stream to the advisor while performing their minimum duties. This is our opinion.
Absolutely! I would, once they are acquired, buy Stop Orders and or Trail Stop Orders to protect yourself in the event of a correction. Have Fun
IF you could transfer these funds to an account with the same allocations that would allow you to attach STOP TRAIL Prices to those aggressive equities (Stocks or Exchange Traded Funds) to protect your downside, would you? Because there is really no clear cut sign that the Markets are going to slow down. BUT if Markets do consolidate or retract, then your equities would sell via STOP TRAIL Orders and place the proceeds into a CASH Position thus 'having your back' (Mutual Funds do not have this characteristic). I would take the position to look at you as still being 'young' and go after where the current volume will take you. i.e. Utilities?, Information Technology etc., and manage it Aggressively. This is just a guess, but with your current asset allocation I would estimate that you probably have 20-30% of the portfolio not working as G and F Funds DO NOT correlate well to the current growing Markets thus making that portion of the portfolio impotent.