What is the Difference between a Broker and an Investment Advisor?20180422015030

What is the Difference between a Broker and an Investment Advisor?

AJ NorrisApril 22, 2018
A Broker acts as an intermediary between an investor and a securities dealer and is compensated through commissions. By law, a broker is prohibited from giving investment advice not incidental to a product they are selling. Recent court rulings have reconfirmed the necessity for ...
Exchange-Traded Funds: Do They Belong in Your Portfolio?20150304153028

Exchange-Traded Funds: Do They Belong in Your Portfolio?

AJ NorrisMarch 4, 2015
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become increasingly popular since they were introduced in the United States in the mid-1990s. Their tax efficiencies and relatively low investing costs have attracted investors who like the idea of combining the diversification of mutual funds wi...
Key Numbers for 2015: Tax Figures at a Glance20150211145244

Key Numbers for 2015: Tax Figures at a Glance

AJ NorrisFebruary 11, 2015
Taxes are never exciting unless you are getting a refund, even then, they are still a pain in the you know what. There are too many ever-changing numbers to remember, and in general, the tax code is way too complicated.  As an investment advisor I recommend taking a look at the n...
The Fiscal Cliff: What Exactly Does it Mean?20121113164311

The Fiscal Cliff: What Exactly Does it Mean?

AJ NorrisNovember 13, 2012
The Post-Election Agenda Today’s post-election political landscape looks a lot like the pre-election political landscape–President Obama will be working with a Democratically controlled Senate, and a Republican-controlled House of Representatives for a minimum of two ...