Published January 24, 2019 2111 Views
Happy New Year! We are excited for the opportunity to continue to share this journey with you as we move into 2019. It is our hope that you were able to catch a breath as 2018 came to and end, bringing with it the conclusion of the worst performing year for the S&P 500 since 2008.&nb...
Published March 23, 2018 3031 Views
Wall Street and international markets have had mixed feelings about how these tariffs could affect financial markets and the stability of global trade. These tariffs have the potential to rebalance trade between the United States and all of its trading partners—the uncertainty of how this will shake out has created volatility in the markets. As investors, we have to stay focused on our long-term objectives and not jeopardize those goals because of short-term volatility.
Published November 22, 2017 3372 Views
As we all settle down to have dinner with our family and friends this Thanksgiving, we wanted to make sure that we personally reached out to all our partners, clients and members of the greater Rochester community to let each of know how thankful and appreciative we are for those who contribute to making Brighton Securities what we are today. We here at Brighton Securities have dedicated ourselves to putting both our clients’ needs and ensuring the strength of the Rochester community ahead of all else.
Published November 7, 2017 4643 Views
There was a time when several Rochester-based companies were household names when discussing stocks you’d want to hold in your portfolio. Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, the heavy hitters of yesteryear. It’s no secret that those three companies have seen ups, downs, bankruptcies, takeovers, and more. What’s interesting to note, however, is that while some companies headquartered, or with significant operations in Rochester have struggled over the years, others have gone on to flourish.
Published November 6, 2017 3336 Views
You can rest a bit easier when it comes to thinking about your readiness to retire, at least for a moment. This week’s reveal of the much-anticipated Republican tax bill is leaving the pretax 401(k) contribution cap at $18,000 after much speculation that the pretax cap would be reduced as low as $2,400 per year. Hey, Congress – thanks!
Published November 2, 2017 3127 Views
In time, as more opportunities for investment arise and the technology becomes more mature, digital currencies may become a reasonable long-term investment. For now, they remain speculative at best and anyone considering them for an investment should heed the Latin phrase for let the buyer beware: Caveat Emptor.
Published November 2, 2017 2776 Views
Get the latest news on all things Brighton Securities! Learn about our upcoming events and how you can get involved, our local philanthropy and our Financial Advisors' expert option on today's market trends and how they may impact you. Upcoming Events Nov 9th Tax Planning Semina...
Published October 23, 2017 4054 Views
Change is a constant in today’s world. One of the biggest insurance policies of modern times, social security, is no stranger to change. Based on recent numbers from the USA TODAY article, 61.5 million people receive benefits and more than 42 million (or 62%) of them are retirees. Bottom line, any changes to social security affects a large number of Americans.
Published September 15, 2017 5246 Views
Last week, Equifax—one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies, reported that hackers stole personal data from an estimated 143 million Americans. The breach lasted from mid-May through July—the hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers.
Concerned yet? It can be an overwhelming thought that your information is in the hands of criminals looking to profit at your expense. Here are some steps to consider:
Published June 16, 2017 4101 Views
When talking about early stage company valuations, all opening paragraphs should start out with: it’s really hard. That’s why convertible notes are popular, why Y Combinator created the SAFE, (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) and why Draper is creating TATS (Tradable Automatic Term Sheets) effectively letting investors and entrepreneurs get around trying to value things today, and agree to try to figure it out later.