A Decomposition of the Market Composition

September 24, 2020 | Author: Aaron Gilman

2020 has been an interesting year for investors so far and it is showing no signs of letting up any time soon. The most popular and widely followed stock market indices are typically market-capitalization weighted (read more about it here https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/capitalizationweightedindex.asp) and at times can be rather misleading when used as a proxy for performance …

A Quantitative Look at Inflation and Monetary Policy in the United States

September 17, 2020 | Author: Aaron Gilman

Summary Every time the Fed announces monetary easing of some kind, we are flooded with questions and fear regarding inflation. You can also see a similar amount of interest when looking at Keyword searches on Google: We believe that most of the public and even many investment professionals in the US lack an understanding of …

IFP’s Broker-Dealer Turns 1

July 29, 2020 | Author: Chris Hamm

Tampa, FL, 07/29/2020 – May 23rd of this year marked the one-year anniversary for Independent Financial Partners’ (IFP) departure from LPL Financial (LPL). A year ago, IFP launched its own broker-dealer and transitioned almost 200 financial professionals from LPL’s hybrid RIA environment to its new broker-dealer. Since the launch, IFP has added over 40 financial …

Our Top 6 Technology Platforms for Working Remotely More Efficiently

July 8, 2020 | Author: Michelle Peatee

At IFP, we’re always forward thinking and looking at better ways to work more efficiently. Here are some of our favorite platforms that we use and recommend. DocuSign eSignatureSign important documents anytime, anywhere. Enhances the experience for your clients without the hassle of all the paperwork. Powered through DocuSign, eSignature technology is safe and secure.  …

When Comparing Growth to Value, Look Under the Hood

June 17, 2020 | Author: Pete Nunley

When investing, there are many different investment styles and factors for categorizing stocks.  Categorizations became especially popular when Morningstar created a style box to classify stocks.  Across the vertical axis of the Morningstar style box, stocks are categorized by size.  There are large cap, mid-cap, and small-capitalization stocks, which is based on the market capitalization …