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Current Market Trends with Plancorp CEO and CIO | Client Q&A

On May 18, 2022, Plancorp CEO, Chris Kerckhoff, sat down with Chief Investment Officer, Peter Lazaroff, for a client Q&A regarding recent market trends. We compiled a transcript of that conversation for those who could not attend. Read more…

Bear Market Commentary

  The S&P 500 is flirting with bear market territory (defined as a 20% decline from the high) as investors grapple with several variables including multi-decade high inflation, aggressive monetary policy tightening, and persistent global supply chain issues. Whether we are heading towards an Read more…

Understanding Equity Compensation and Incentive Plans

Equity compensation plans come in multiple forms, including stock options, restricted stock units (RSUs), and employee stock purchase plans. Each is designed to give employees a direct stake in the financial success of their companies, and hopefully to provide additional monetary benefits beyond Read more…

How to Minimize Regret with Your Investment Decisions

Think about the major choices you’ve made in your life. Picking a career path, choosing a life partner, deciding to have children, changing jobs – these are high-stake decisions because each forces you to set aside all possible futures except the one you ultimately choose. Read more…

If Stock Options Are Part of Your Compensation Package, Here's What You Need to Know

The 2010s was arguably the decade of the corporate perk. For years, we could hardly escape the barrage of beer taps in the break room, free gym memberships, and unlimited PTO. These benefits may have led to a “best place to work” award or two, but when was the last time a free lunch helped you feel Read more…

Want to Earn More on Your Cash? Try Lending Money to a Family Member.

If interest rates are low, you have to be strategic to earn more on your cash. But before you open your wallet, understand the risks and rewards. Read more…

A New Podcast Designed to Help You Improve as a Long Term Investor

After several years of deliberation, I’m finally launching a podcast. I’m excited to introduce you to The Long Term Investor, a financial podcast designed to distill complex topics into easily digestible lessons and make you a better investor. Read more…

Video: Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). What Are They? How Do They Work?

In this video, Senior Wealth Manager, Daniel Lee and Chief Investment Officer, Peter Lazaroff, discuss what Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are, what vesting is, how taxes for RSUs work, share blackouts and more. Read more…

Investing In Your 20s

The financial decisions you make in your 20s are arguably more important than any other time in your life. The most important decision you can make is to start investing now. To illustrate, imagine two college graduates with access to tax-deferred investment accounts earning 8% per year. The first Read more…

Investing In Your 30s

The right investment strategy to reach your goals shifts as you age. Once you reach your 30s, the looming worries of graduating, starting a career and climbing out of the student loan debt hole probably have been replaced by more domestic concerns. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median Read more…

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