After getting to know you, we’ll build a portfolio that allows you to sleep at night while still providing the growth you may need. As an investments manager in Westchester County, we invest your money the same way we invest ours: with a long-term strategy based on common sense and Nobel prize-winning research.
Whether it’s something relatively small like strategizing on how to purchase your next car or something bigger like buying a house in Fairfield or Westchester County, or college financing, let us help you along the way.
Helping our clients successfully navigate through financial challenges is an especially rewarding and gratifying part of what we do. We like to think, as an investments manager in Westchester County, we offer the best of both worlds in financial planning and asset management in that the assets we manage are custodied at global financial giant Fidelity Investments, with all its vast resources, yet the service we deliver is always one-on-one to the point that in very short order we’ll recognize you from just the sound of your voice on the phone.
Better than indexing!
Wow! That is one strong three-word statement that piques interest immediately. This is a high bar indeed because index funds in general have a superb long-term track record of outperforming their competition. This short video packs a mighty and profound wallop at the end when David Booth, Founder and Executive Chairman, Dimensional Fund Advisors says, “If we didn’t do better than index funds, we wouldn’t have a business.” How can Dimensional make this claim you might ask? Common sense, egos checked at the door, faith in the efficacy of market pricing and a keen ability to consistently find a never-ending stream of ideal trading partners is largely its explanation. Want to learn more?
Why Fox Financial
We work to help you understand your money mindset so you have a clearer sense of what drives your decision-making when it comes to your finances.
Our investing models are evidence-based and leverage Nobel prize-winning performance research.
You will enjoy the investment resources that many larger firms offer, but with a boutique-sized firm that puts you and your best interests first – always.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the keys to being a successful long-term investor?
Perhaps the real key here is defining the term “successful.” Because our clients typically have anywhere from 35% to 75% of their portfolios invested in diversified stocks, it makes sense that an expected long-term rate of return will fall somewhere between what a portfolio kept in the bank would return and what a portfolio invested entirely in stocks would produce. So in this case “successful” means achieving a return within this range, skewed one way or another, depending on your particular asset allocation, which is determined by your individual circumstances.
What do you think of the stock market? Where's it headed?
*Source, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Matrix Book 2015
By working with a professional, shouldn't we expect to beat the market?
How much do you charge and why?
The fee structure is this way to eliminate conflicts of interest. By charging a fee based on assets under management, you can be certain that we have a vested interest in seeing your account grow as this is the only way that our fee income will increase. Responsible financial planning and investing is complicated enough without you having to wonder why your advisor might be recommending one product over another and whether or not this action is truly in your best interests. So we charge a fee that is easy to understand and calculate, and that puts both you as client, and us as advisor, on the same team always.
What's so great about diversification?
With a diversified portfolio, a long-term time horizon, and a generous dose of patience, as an investor you will be rewarded. If your portfolio should fall on hard times because the economy is suffering, time will heal it and you will succeed. However, even with a long-term time horizon, and plenty of patience, there is no guarantee that any specific company’s stock will deliver the returns your investment plan needs.
In the exception to every rule category, there are some tricky tax rules (and opportunities) with respect to company stock in 401(k) plans, so before you do anything please make sure you have a qualified tax professional explain your options.
What do you think about timing the market?
When you factor in the costs of constant buying and selling, this further reduces your odds of “beating the market.” The seductive part is very real in that almost everyone seems to know or have heard of someone who got rich in the market somehow. For every winner whom you’ve heard about, doesn’t it stand to reason there is a loser? A strategy that relies on timing the market, no matter where your information comes from, much more closely resembles gambling than investing. Be careful, or better yet, don’t do it at all!