2019 Mid – Year Investment Update

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Political Commentary, Tax Issues

Greetings, Even though accounts are positive year-to-date after a swift recovery from the Q4 2018 volatility, most people do not realize that the S&P 500 has been essentially flat since the market peaked back on January 26, 2018 (S&P 500: 2,872) over 18 months ago. The S&P 500 closed August 12th at 2,883, only +0.38% above the January 26th market peak. Once again, there has been a lot of market volatility with not much to show for it. Here is …

From the Desk of John Vance

VanceWealth Team Update

To Our Vance Wealth Friends and Family, The Spring quarter brought us much to celebrate at Vance Wealth, as well as at home. Since our last trip to Steamboat, Colorado, a couple of the kids were asking for another chance to hit the slopes, so for the kids’ spring break, Lauren, Kate and I took a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah and stayed near Solitude Mountain Resort for a few days. The views were spectacular and the weather ideal. …

From the Desk of John Vance – Celebrating The Good Times

VanceWealth Team Update

Our commitment to clients is more than a promise. It’s a care philosophy that drives our culture, values and purpose every day. From planning to actualization, we aspire to inspire — so our families can achieve financial independence and find the confidence to live the life they imagine. We help protect our clients in the difficult times, so we can empower them in the best of times. And sometimes … that means throwing a good old-fashioned block party. This past …

2019 Mid-Year Investment Update – “For the Record”

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Market Update

As we conclude Quarter 2 and look forward to the remainder of 2019, the S&P 500 just posted its best first half market performance in 22 years. This comes on the heels of an extremely volatile Q4 2018 due to slowing global growth concerns, trade issues and tariff talks, and a flat/inverted yield curve that is driving concern of an upcoming recession. On Wednesday, July 10th, the S&P 500 crossed the 3,000 level for the first time in history. Even …

Vance Team Member Spotlight – Meet Shanele Stoll, Marketing Director

VanceWealth Team Update

About 5 years ago, Shanele’s journey with Vance Wealth started during carpool on the way to a soccer game. John and Shanele’s daughters were on the same team, so as the two chatted during the ride, John asked Shanele if she would be interested in coming back to work, knowing she would be a perfect match for the company’s culture and core values.   When Shanele first joined the team, she worked as an Administrative Assistant but, quickly transitioned into …

Jerrod Ferguson Named Vice President of Vance Wealth

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Vance Wealth announces longtime Wealth Advisor Jerrod Ferguson as the Vice President of the company.   Please join the Vance Wealth team in celebrating our Vice President and Wealth Advisor, Jerrod Ferguson! “All of us at Vance Wealth are excited to announce Jerrod as Vice President, a role he’s been unofficially acting in as the practice has grown,” said Vance Wealth Founder and President John Vance. “I named Jerrod our Vice President because his dedication, level of knowledge, and care …

Protecting Your Legacy – 5 reasons families lose their legacy over time

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After a lifetime of success, it all comes down to the family legacy you’ll leave behind. How are you protecting yours? You may have heard the old Chinese adage: “Wealth never survives three generations.” While it may seem like nothing more than a cautionary tale, in practice, passing family wealth from generation to generation is a much more difficult task than most of us anticipate. At Vance Wealth, we pay particular attention to preserving family legacy because, when managed correctly, …

Business Exits: How To Decide With Your Head Not Your Heart

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Business exits are racked with emotion and indecision. Learn how to approach your sale without the emotional burden, so you can get what you need. As a business owner, you spend most of your working years on steady, profitable expansion. When you’re calling the shots, there’s no limit to your growth, and there’s always more to achieve. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the time comes to consider hanging up your hat as the leader and strongest work horse. It’s time …

Financial Planning During Divorce: How To Take Control With Grace

VanceWealth Divorce Digest

Financial Planning During Divorce Proper financial planning during divorce is crucial to protect what’s yours and stay focused on what matters. Here are 10 tips to approaching divorce with financial savvy. At Vance Wealth, we’ve sat with clients as they approach some of the most challenging turning points of their lives. When it comes to divorce, one of the things that scares people the most is the uncertainty and loss of control. That’s why we work as advocates for our …