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Trump Rally- What’s Next?

By Cliff Hodge, CFA® Portfolio Manager at FinTrust Investment Advisors March 1, 2017 Market Commentary: Trumped US stock markets have been on a furious pace since the results of the 2016 election, with what analysts and talking heads … [Read more...]

Time to Buy TIPS?

By Cliff Hodge, CFA® Portfolio Manager at FinTrust Investment Advisors December 6, 2016   Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, may provide investors protection against rising inflation.  Inflation is harmful to fixed … [Read more...]

A Bullish Case for Gold

“Money is gold, and nothing else” — J.P. Morgan   During 1Q 2016 the price of gold advanced from $1,061 to $1,233 per ounce, a run of 16%. Beginning in January, foreign central banks employed even more aggressive monetary policies, … [Read more...]

Hot News: Estate Planning

In the event of death, disability, or terminal illness, a properly designed estate plan will allow you to care for your loved ones and direct your assets to the people or organizations who you want to receive them under the specific conditions of … [Read more...]

Hot News: PATH Act Impact on 529 Plans

On December 18, 2015 the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 was passed. Among other benefits, this legislation made some enhancements to the popular 529 college savings plan. Since technology has become such an integral part of … [Read more...]

Fintrust Press Release Dec. 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2015   MYERS joins FINTRUST   Greenville, SC – FinTrust Investment Advisors is pleased to announce that Douglas E. Myers has joined the firm. Myers has a B.S. of Industrial Management from … [Read more...]

Hot News: Rethinking Social Security in 2016

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU Social Security Strategy   Recent budgetary legislation approved by Congress and signed by President Obama will result in major changes to the available Social Security claiming strategies. Section 831 (Closure of … [Read more...]

Hot News: Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Unchanged for 2016

Retirement Plan Contribution Limits Unchanged for 2016 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided some expected but unwelcome news recently regarding the amount of money that investors can save toward retirement. Due to insufficient inflation, no … [Read more...]

Hot News: 10 Things to Consider When Buying a House

With property values reaching pre-recession levels in many parts of the country, some people are once again getting the itch to move. Maybe you’ve been putting it off for years waiting for the market to recover, or perhaps you are a first-time home … [Read more...]

Hot News: The Interconnected Medicare and Social Security Decision

The Interconnected Medicare and Social Security Decision Social Security claiming strategies are some of the most common topics we discuss with clients while building a financial plan. That decision cannot be made in isolation though. The … [Read more...]

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