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Monday, December 11, 2017

As a comic book collector, moviegoer and all around Super-Heroes fan, I've been watching this Hasbro Mattel merger like a kid awaiting presents on Christmas. Super excited but I don't want to get my expectations up, and a bit worried...

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

[VoyageATL] Voyage Interview Meet Clint Gharib of Integrous Investing in Sandy Springs, Georgia Please Note: When you link to any of the websites provided here, you are leaving this website. We make no representation as to the...

 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sharing our sweet family memories with Integrous Investing clients. One pie at a time. It’s actually a Gharib family tradition that we’ve passed onto our clients. But not just any pie will do...here’s our story.

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

I read an article recently that’s a prime example of what clients ask about and what I’m seeing in trading activity. How to invest for the age of Trump from the Los Angeles Times presented special considerations for...

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The art of investing is not one for men only. I can narrow the gender retirement gap by showing men and women, willing to take on similar risk, how to garner equal returns in their accounts.

 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Forbes - A Warning Sign For Business Owners Looking For A Mortgage. Tax Status Is Key. My Home Buying Life Lesson.

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

It's the 1941 anniversary of the Japanese attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor (and the return to Hawaiian shores by 104 year old survivor, Ray Chavez). It's the date on which first state, Delaware, ratified the US Constitution...

 

Friday, October 28, 2016

In days gone by, life insurance was purchased by individuals to pay off the house or pay for college education in the event of an untimely death of a spouse. Something for “the kids" should mom or dad die early, and as a bridge...

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

An election brings about a lot of uncertainty for investing. Investors are flooded with predictions and outlooks from every “expert” and market observer. In May 2015 I wrote in a similarly titled blog, "I believe we are in...

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Each general election cycle presents investors with the task of determining which investments could benefit from the outcome. The presidential nominees have shown that they agree on very little in regards to policies. And with an...

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lobotomies are as insane to me as the thought of negative interest rates When a seemingly quick and easy method of treating the frontal lobes of the brain was introduced “it spread like wild fire because alternative treatments...

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

As a financial advisor for more than two decades, I’m on the lookout for half-truths that may hurt investors. With the US general elections fast approaching, let me state I am politically agnostic when it comes to the major...

 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Doomsday predictions of the next market crash are appearing from the usual sources again but the vitriol coming out of campaigning politicians seems like were in 1930 instead of 2016. Consider the pitch that there is an exodus of US...

 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Who said there's no free lunch? NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration - is doing just that - they just made 56 patents available to Public Domain (free to the public) freely available for unrestricted commercial use....

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Amidst the recent cable news coverage its hard to find any news beyond the US Presidential primaries. There is an important piece of data that has occurred quietly with little attention. The return of 'W'. No I'm not talking about the...

 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy New Year. This time of the year brings out market prognostications from every source and right now many seem very negative. Rather than add to this folly I believe it’s more useful to try to make sense of the recent...

 

Monday, December 28, 2015

I could not believe my eyes. I just saw the chronological timeline of Apple from its early success played out by the Denver Broncos over the Cincinnati Bengals during the recent Monday Night Football game. Let me start by saying...

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Forbes 10/15/2015 – Think You’re Insured? If You Don’t Have Business Interruption Insurance, Think Again Please Note: When you link to any of the websites provided here, you are leaving this website. We make no...

 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

In my March 16th Market Update ‘ How Do I Invest Now’ I wrote; “I believe we are in store for an even more volatile year in 2015 than we saw the past two years. Look for more conflicting data and opinions which can...

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

[Forbes] Negotiating a Commercial Lease? Here’s What You Need To Know By Clint Gharib Please Note: When you link to any of the websites provided here, you are leaving this website. We make no representation as to the completeness...

 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Duck’s Legs are Key Indicator Thus far volatility has played its part with the oil patch being the poster child for it. The current question on the direction of oil seems to me like watching a duck on a pond, many people seem to only...

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

[Forbes] Why Too Many Business Owners Bet Their Own Homes (And What They Could Do Differently) By Clint Gharib Please Note: When you link to any of the websites provided here, you are leaving this website. We make no representation as...

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Due to recent data and the chatter over it I felt a Market Update was needed before the next scheduled Update in August. In one of my Updates that I’ve received the most response from yet, ‘Market Update – Step Right...

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

As a longtime supporter of Hasbro it may seem odd that I am referencing a Mattel board game but the flow of headlines since my last Market Update (‘Frenzy’ – 1/28/2014) remind me of the board game Ker Plunk, which I...

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Well there are always two sides to a coin. I’m writing this as the city of Atlanta is locked in the grips of a winter storm that has turned our roads into parking lots, literally, with some people stuck on roads for 5 hours or...

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Thank you America for preventing President Obama from trying to do away with 529 plans – The surest way to get people talking about something is try to take it away from them. Despite the media circus, the fact remains 529 plans...

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Water is required for the infrastructure, technology and energy used to make, store, ship and monitor every product making it the single most essential variable to investments over the next decade. That is why water is called blue gold...

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

With the beginning of a new year investors are flooded with predictions and outlooks from every “expert” and market observer. It can be as confusing as navigating a busy foreign subway system when you don’t speak the...

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

I thought about titling this Update “Oil, Oil everywhere and not a certainty in sight” but there is certainty to oil just not knowledge of the future price of oil. Unless you have only watched re-run sitcoms or reality TV shows (oxy...

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

You’ve probably heard the old adage that interest rates and bond prices are two seats at each at of a teeter-totter or see-saw ride depending on the term you use. While many realize that it can be profitable to own fixed–rate, high...

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Stop and ask yourself a simple question: “What do you want your retirement to look like?” Unfortunately too many investors and advisors are held hostage to limited visions when it comes to income planning – they’re still using the same...

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Millennials are afraid to invest in the stock market. Who can blame them? They came of age during one of the worst economic recessions in our country’s history. They graduated into an economy with high unemployment rates and watched...

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Advisors follow the Fiduciary Standard which was established within the Investment Advisors Act of 1940. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Fiduciary Standard requires advisors to act in the best interest of the client –...

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

This an update to the client-favorite Market Update “Step right up and buy a ticket to America Rebirth Ride April 12, 2012”. Do you remember the seemingly forgotten headlines only a short time ago about Congressional budget battles,...