Sunday, September 24, 2017

What Are Stock Market Indexes?

Based in South Jordan, Utah, Allegis Wealth Advisors offers financial planning and services to clients across the country. Through its affiliate Allegis Investment Advisors, Allegis Wealth Advisors offers services including investment management and portfolio review. 

Stock market indexes provide valuable information to investors on market performance. They also provide a benchmark for tracking portfolio performance. A market index is the aggregate value of numerous stocks or investment vehicles. The performance of an index is used as a representation of the performance of an entire market or industry.

Companies that establish market indexes set up specific criteria for determining which securities to include in each index. For example, one index might include securities above a certain market capitalization, while another includes securities within a certain stock price range, and yet another includes companies in a specific industry or location. These criteria are closely monitored and adjusted. 

Widely used market indexes today include Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the Nasdaq Composite Index, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

NAILBA Charitable Foundation Prepares for Annual Charity Auctions

Allegis Wealth Advisors provides financial planning and management services designed to help clients build financial strength and protect their families and businesses. The company also offers investment advisory services through Allegis Investment Advisors. 

Headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, Allegis Wealth Advisors maintains membership with the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA), which supports community causes through the NAILBA Charitable Foundation. The organization is preparing for its annual NAILBA Charitable Foundation Silent and Live Auction, to take place November 16, 2017. 

The Silent Auction will include an assortment of items, including donations from NAILBA affiliates and members of the community. Proceeds will go toward community causes. The Live Auction will take place in conjunction with the Mooers Award Dinner, with bidding conducted by professional auctioneer Steve Katz, of NAILBA member agency Premier Brokerage Services.

The NAILBA Charitable Foundation Silent and Live Auction will take place at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Life Insurance - A Vital Tool in Risk-Adverse Retirement Planning

Allegis Wealth Advisors is a provider of focused risk and investment management services centered on enabling independent investment managers to meet diverse client needs. Allegis Wealth Advisors emphasizes a “one-stop-shop” approach in providing the back-end and front-end solutions that drive long-term client relationships.

Success-driven retirement planning strategies such as those offered by Allegis Investment Advisors typically include a mix of stock and bonds and life insurance allocations. The uses of insurance include ensuring a steady income should the primary breadwinner pass away or become incapacitated. Insurance plans effectively mitigate the long-term risks associated with any retirement plan, which become more pronounced as couples age. 

A particular area of concern is the decade prior to retirement, when many families are playing catch-up in terms of meeting overall retirement goals. Should a spouse die, the surviving partner may experience a serious shortfall in retirement savings and never recover financially. This is amplified by the fact that decreases in expenses during retirement years are typically not enough to offset the drop in income. For this reason, 10-to-15-year term life insurance coverage is often recommended for both spouses during the years before retirement.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Importance of a Personalized Retirement Planning Approach

Allegis Wealth Advisors provides marketing and management solutions that enable wealth and risk advisors to reach clients and generate robust portfolio returns. Experienced Allegis Wealth Advisors team members assist representatives in developing focused seminars and high-quality referrals that provide a low-cost pathway to building a client base.

Emphasizing a “one roof” approach, the firm employs a leading-edge compensation model in providing a full range of financial products and services. One area of extensive knowledge is retirement planning, which requires a careful weighing of client objectives and timeframe with current market dynamics.

One common flaw when designing a retirement portfolio is to look at “averages” and not the individual whose assets are being managed. Relying on average baseline scenarios can result in lumping together a number of factors that, taken separately, point to an individual whose changing circumstances are unlikely to mirror the average retiree.

The successful financial advisor takes time to discuss the impacts of life choices with clients as they change over time and the odds that a specific decision will have a positive or negative impact on retirement savings. This active weighing of risks and returns enables a more accurate calibration of portfolio allocation in ways that match client expectations. Allegis Investment Advisors offers custom strategic solutions that emphasize a team approach to weighing options and ensuring that clients are satisfied in the long term with the financial decisions they make.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Information Required for a Personal Needs Analysis

Providing advisory services through Allegis Investment Advisors, Allegis Wealth Advisors seeks to educate investors and inspire them to take action. Allegis Wealth Advisors offers a wide array of services, including retirement planning and personal needs analysis.

Investors are often asked to supply information regarding their objectives, current financial situations, and personal needs in order to complete the personal needs analysis associated with retirement planning. The information typically required includes:

1. Personal information, such as contact information, marital status, and dependents.

2. Employment information, like company name and address and commencement date.

3. Income information, including annual salary, bonus and commissions, income from interest, rentals and dividends, and social security benefits. 

4. Household expenses like utilities, food, insurance, car and mortgage payments, health care costs, entertainment, and any additional planned expenses.

5. Assets, including your residence, cars, jewelry, artwork, savings, annuities, mutual funds, etc.

6. Liabilities, such as a mortgage, investment properties, credit cards, and personal loans.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

What is NAILBA’s Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence?

From its headquarters in South Jordan, Utah, Allegis Wealth Advisors draws upon the talents of its team of investment advisors to provide wealth management services to clients throughout the United States. Additionally, Allegis Wealth Advisors retains membership to the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA), which represents and advocates on behalf of agencies in the life brokerage sector.

Beyond this work, NAILBA oversees the Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence, its most coveted prize. Established in 1986, the award carries the name of the founding chairman of NAILBA and is given annually to individuals who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to ensuring independent brokerage receives recognition as a legitimate distribution system.

Current and past NAILBA member principals may receive nomination, in addition to NAILBA peer group members, leading insurance industry executives, and insurance industry press members. All nominees have superb community service records, in addition to several key career accomplishments. The 2017 Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence is scheduled for presentation at NAILBA 36, the NAILBA’s annual conference, between November 16th and November 18th.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Evaluating Retirement Planning Strategies

Serving the needs of wealth and risk professionals, Allegis Wealth Advisors maintains a strong presence in the financial services sphere. Emphasizing a personalized approach to client success, Allegis Wealth Advisors offers a depth of support associated with leading brokerages. 

One aspect of successful retirement planning involves performing an annual checkup that encompasses the full spectrum of social security benefits and other future income sources. The social security end of the spectrum can be easily ascertained through visiting and accessing estimated lifetime distributions.

Just as important is to assess life events such as marriage, divorce, new family members, and property acquisitions and sales. These help define asset size and liquidity, as well as investment timeframe and risk tolerance. Take a close look at the employer-sponsored plan and evaluate the potential for directing funds into new areas such as tax-advantaged Roth accounts. At the same time, consider as well whether contributions can be increased relative to the plan maximum.

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