April 18, 2024

Addition of integrated, alternative investment solutions to help advisors attract and retain high-net-worth clients, further strengthening their competitive edge

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February 5, 2024

We’re excited to announce the addition of Garrett, Perkins & Horton Advisory Partners and Brad Werner & Company to our...

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January 18, 2024

Baltimore County-based $300 million multi-family office joins Summit Financial to utilize its scale, resources, and integrated technology platform

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January 10, 2024

Breaking away can result in higher take-home earnings and better tax treatment for advisors, and advantages for clients.

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October 26, 2023

We are extremely honored to announce that for the second consecutive year Summit Financial, LLC has been recognized in the...

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October 11, 2023

We are extremely proud to announce that Summit Financial, LLC has been ranked #52 in the Barron’s ranking of America’s...

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July 10, 2023

The competition to attract or acquire leading advisors or advisory firms is fierce.  Whether you are a top advisor choosing your...

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June 29, 2023

Summit Financial Welcomes Lifetime Wealth Management to its Expanding Advisor Community Summit Financial Holdings (“Summit”), a premier destination for independent...

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June 28, 2023

We are pleased to announce that 8 Summit Financial advisors have been named to the 2023 AdvisorHub “Advisors to Watch”...

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May 3, 2023

A five-person team has left Wells Fargo Advisors to launch their own independent practice with Summit Financial, a Parsippany, N.J.–based...

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May 2, 2023

We’re pleased to welcome Great Lakes Private Wealth to the Summit Financial family! Based in Farmington Hills, MI, and led...

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March 28, 2023

Our CEO Stan Gregor had the opportunity to speak with Tony Sirianni on the AdvisorHub podcast.  Stan shared the uniqueness...

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February 2, 2023

Our CEO Stan Gregor was a guest on the DealQuest podcast with Corey Kupfer to discuss how Summit has evolved...

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October 25, 2022

2022 Forbes | SHOOK Research America’s Top 100 RIA Firms We are extremely proud to announce that Summit Financial, LLC...

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September 28, 2022

2022 Barron’s Top 100 RIA Firms List   We are proud to announce that Summit Financial, LLC has been named...

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June 1, 2022

There’s no universally correct direction for every breakaway to take. What works for some may not be the right solution...

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February 15, 2022

You have one chance to show clients why you started your own firm, and most importantly, how they will be...

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January 10, 2022

Our industry loves its buzzwords, and the term “financial quarterback” is a well-worn staple of advisor marketing campaigns. But if...

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November 7, 2021

Summit Financial’s Stan Gregor offers advice on how other firms can create scalable, repeatable growth strategies and transform their practices...

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November 7, 2021

Stan Gregor is the CEO of Summit Financial LLC, a preeminent investment advisory firm with a four-decade legacy of helping...

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November 2, 2021

Our industry loves its buzzwords, and the term “financial quarterback” is a well-worn staple of advisor marketing campaigns. But if...

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October 22, 2021

A conversation with Monish Verma, Managing Partner, Vardhan Wealth Management Monish describes what is an incredibly instructive journey, starting with...

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October 1, 2021

Summit Financial Holdings (“Summit”), a financial services firm for top independent and breakaway advisors, will fuel the launch of Advocus...

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September 29, 2021

A pair of former brokers-turned-advisors in Columbus, Ohio have broken away for the second time in a year to launch...

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September 29, 2021

A year after they broke away from Merrill Lynch, Ohio advisors Steve Vujevich and Matt Anderson are starting anew. The...

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September 25, 2021

I have at least 20 more years left in the tank. I want to build a legacy. I want to...

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September 10, 2021

PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Summit Financial Holdings (“Summit”), a financial services firm and premier destination for independent and breakaway advisors, welcomes WealthPlan...

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May 21, 2021

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” This compelling quote, often attributed to Winston Churchill, came to my mind...

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May 17, 2021

Financial advisor Monish Verma has partnered with Parsippany, N.J.-based Summit Growth Partners to launch an independent practice in Farmington Hills,...

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May 11, 2021

Vardhan Wealth Management is Summit Financial’s first affiliate office in Michigan. A UBS breakaway team has formed an independent wealth...

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April 28, 2021

Summit Financial Holdings says it has taken a stake in a Miami-based registered investment advisor firm, marking its foray into serving...

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April 27, 2021

Summit Financial has clinched its 13th minority investment in a registered investment advisor. Through its affiliate Summit Growth Partners, the firm...

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March 25, 2021

The most impactful lesson I’ve learned in my long career is: If necessity is the mother of invention, then crisis...

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January 21, 2021

Summit Growth Partners will be a sort of velvet rope model, providing advisors with access to Summit’s services at a...

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October 20, 2020

$300m duo launches Summit-affiliated RIA Mike Halvorsen and Joseph Bates have launched MRK Wealth Advisors in Doylestown, Pa. A father...

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October 13, 2020

To ‘advance the brand’s positioning in the marketplace’ and provide support for financial advisors October 13, 2020 — PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS...

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May 15, 2020

The ex-Hightower, ex-Dynasty recruiter joins Stan Gregor’s early-stage RIA roll-up, with mighty backing and good momentum Ed Friedman is back...

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April 24, 2020

Friedman, also a founding partner of Hightower, has joined Summit Financial as its director of business development and growth. Former...

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January 13, 2020

Stan Gregor is the CEO of Summit Financial, LLC., in Parsippany, N.J., with over 30 years of experience helping clients...

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January 2, 2020

Merchant Investment Management, an RIA investment firm, took a minor equity interest in Parsippany, New Jersey-based RIA Summit Financial. Merchant...

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June 10, 2024

Key Takeaways U.S. economic resilience continued to surpass expectations, but early signs of a slowdown may be emerging. Slowing growth...

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May 9, 2024

Key Takeaways After a strong Q1 saw the S&P 500 jump over 10%, equity markets retreated in April with U.S....

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April 15, 2024

Key Takeaways The first quarter was a continuation of late 2023, characterized by stronger-than-anticipated growth paired with tamer inflation and...

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March 7, 2024

Modest economic growth expectations continue to be surpassed in the S., leading to a broadening ‘soft-landing’ consensus. On the contrary,...

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February 8, 2024

· U.S. growth surprised to the upside through 2023 and continues to be on solid footing entering 2024, although vulnerabilities...

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January 12, 2024

Key Takeaways Global growth bested pessimistic expectations coming into the year and the widely anticipated recession of 2023 never came...

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December 8, 2023

· If U.S. investors were feeling anxious about global events it was difficult to detect, as big rallies in U.S....

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November 8, 2023

· U.S. economy delivered strong growth in Q3 2023, in sharp contrast to Europe, Japan and China. · Unemployment remains...

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October 16, 2023

Takeaways Global economic growth has remained resilient during this rate hiking Near term growth, although moderate, is now trending towards...

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September 8, 2023

Both equity and fixed-income markets fell in August. The S&P 500 fell -1.6% as all sectors were down except for...

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August 7, 2023

July was a strong month for equity markets while fixed income markets were essentially unchanged. The S&P 500 added 3.2%...

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July 25, 2023

Recent media articles have touted the tax benefits of investing in public bonds selling at discounts to face value (the...

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July 18, 2023

During the second quarter, U.S. economic growth continued near a 2% pace, the Fed raised rates once and promised to...

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June 7, 2023

During the month of May, equity and bond markets generated mixed results after navigating through a federal debt ceiling stand-off,...

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May 5, 2023

Markets and the economy remained on a better-than-expected trajectory so far in 2023. Inflation is higher than desired but has...

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April 14, 2023

The first quarter of 2023 saw strong gains for stocks and bonds. Investor sentiment was fickle during the quarter as...

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March 9, 2023

After an exuberant January, investors took a step back as concerns reemerged that inflation and tighter financial conditions could derail...

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February 7, 2023

Investors are deluged daily with data about the economy. Invariably, the data does not emit consistent clues about the direction...

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January 17, 2023

Heading into 2022, investors were optimistic. The economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic had exceeded expectations and risk-assets had positive...

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December 15, 2022

November brought investors some additional reprieve as the economy continued its bumpy transition to its next phase. Somewhat defying the...

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November 21, 2022

U.S. equities, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, declined slightly last week as investors continued to price in the...

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November 14, 2022

U.S. equities surged late last week reflecting investors’ celebration of easing inflation data and falling bond yields. The S&P 500...

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November 8, 2022

After a difficult September, investors enjoyed a respite from the grueling downturn in the capital markets. Global stocks surged on...

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October 31, 2022

U.S. stocks rallied throughout the week, despite significant declines from several notable tech platform companies. Value shares outpaced growth names...

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October 24, 2022

 Domestic stocks flourished last week as investors reacted to positive earnings and hints the Fed may reduce the size and...

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October 14, 2022

The third quarter was another challenging one for markets in what’s shaping up to be a volatile 2022. The Federal...

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October 10, 2022

U.S. equity markets finished higher for the first time in four weeks. That said, weakness late in the week handed...

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October 3, 2022

U.S. equities were punished amid signs that the Federal Reserve may still face a bumpy path ahead in their fight...

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September 26, 2022

U.S. stocks fell sharply over a renewed hawkish stance from the Fed and resurfacing growth concerns. The S&P 500 Index...

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September 19, 2022

U.S. stocks declined last week after an alarming August inflation report came in above expectations and spooked investors. The S&P...

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September 12, 2022

Last week broke the U.S. equity market’s three-week losing streak with the S&P 500 Index logging a near 4% gain....

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September 7, 2022

Any hope that softer inflation and slower growth data would cause the Fed to pivot from its hiking schedule quickly...

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September 6, 2022

U.S. stocks declined last week as investors continued to digest hawkish messages delivered by the Federal Reserve despite the strong...

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August 29, 2022

U.S. stocks ended the week sharply lower following a more hawkish tone than anticipated from Powell’s Jackson Hole speech. Losses...

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August 22, 2022

U.S. equities declined which snapped a four-week winning streak for the large-cap S&P 500 Index. Recent hawkish comments from Federal...

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August 15, 2022

U.S. equities had another strong week with the S&P 500 Index rising over 3%. This brought year-to-date losses to -9.3%,...

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August 8, 2022

U.S. stocks were mixed last week following the release of a stronger-than-expected jobs report which resurfaced concerns that the Federal...

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August 5, 2022

The recent GDP release marked the second consecutive quarter of negative growth. This intensified the debate about whether the U.S....

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August 1, 2022

U.S. stocks shook off a disappointing second quarter GDP print with the S&P 500 Index rising 4.3% over the week....

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July 25, 2022

U.S. equities rose last week, mostly pushed higher on Tuesday. Investors welcomed signs of a slowing economy and fading inflationary...

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July 18, 2022

U.S. stocks had modest losses over a busy and volatile week for economic data and markets. Notably, trading volumes were...

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July 14, 2022

The end of June concluded one of the worst starts of the year for markets ever. There were few places...

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July 11, 2022

In a switch from last week, U.S. stocks gained ground as optimism mounted that the Federal Reserve could quell inflation...

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July 5, 2022

U.S. stocks gave back some of last week’s gains amidst worries that the Fed’s efforts to quell inflation could push...

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June 27, 2022

Initial signs that inflation and growth could be moderating helped boost stocks over a shortened trading week. Every sector within...

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June 21, 2022

Renewed recessionary-founded fears and the largest interest rate increase in nearly 30 years resulted in a sharp decline in U.S....

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June 13, 2022

U.S. equities finished the week with steep declines as higher-than-expected inflation raised further concerns the Federal Reserve may continue to...

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June 6, 2022

Headline market returns were modestly positive, but May brought another volatile month for investors adding to an already tumultuous 2022....

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June 6, 2022

U.S. stocks pulled back after a significant reversal rally two weeks ago. Investors remained concerned over the Fed’s ability to...

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May 31, 2022

U.S. stocks broke their seven-week losing streak, posting sizeable gains. Every sector in the S&P 500 Index rose last week....

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May 23, 2022

Domestic stocks continued their descent as fears grew that inflation was causing consumers to further restrict their discretionary spending. At...

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May 17, 2022

Quick take: Low starting yields have made the dramatic rise in rates particularly painful for nearly all duration sensitive fixed...

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May 16, 2022

U.S. equities had another challenging week despite the rally last Friday. The S&P 500 Index finished the period off another...

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May 9, 2022

Developments that manifested during the first quarter persisted into April as capital markets experienced widespread pullbacks. Investors yearned for some...

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May 9, 2022

Most U.S. equity indices were lower last week as interest rate and inflation concerns mounted. The Dow Jones Industrial Average...

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May 2, 2022

U.S. stocks fell to their lowest level of 2022, last week, as disappointing earnings and falling sentiment weighed on major...

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April 25, 2022

 U.S. equities were lower as investors digested hawkish statements from the Fed hinting of more aggressive rate hikes. The Dow...

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April 18, 2022

U.S. stocks were mostly down over a shortened trading period last week. Volumes were generally lower given the holiday. Small-cap...

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April 14, 2022

Although many hoped for calmer times in 2022, the year has so far continued to keep investors on their toes....

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April 11, 2022

U.S. equity indices were mostly lower throughout the week despite a wide dispersion within sectors. The Federal Reserve’s likely future...

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April 4, 2022

U.S. stocks closed the week roughly flat after losses starting mid-week reversed a 4-day winning streak. This marked the end...

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March 28, 2022

Major U.S. equity indices ended mostly higher as the S&P 500 Index reached its highest level since February 10th despite...

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March 21, 2022

U.S. stocks snapped a two-week losing streak with the S&P 500 Index rising more than 6%. The gain was enough...

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March 14, 2022

Domestic stocks pulled back last week amid continued elevated levels of volatility given the uncertain economic impacts the Russian invasion...

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March 9, 2022

Recent market volatility is yet another painful reminder of what happens to risk assets during challenging times for the world...

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March 7, 2022

U.S. stocks suffered additional losses last week as investors continued to price in the developments in Ukraine and the potential...

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March 4, 2022

Headlines regarding future Federal Reserve (Fed) policy action and the ensuing path of the pandemic temporarily faded into the background...

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February 28, 2022

Domestic stocks were mostly higher during a historic week marked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which initially wreaked havoc on...

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February 11, 2022

The New Year began inauspiciously, with global equity and bond markets falling in unison. Commodities proved to be a diversifier,...

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February 7, 2022

Tax-loss harvesting (TLH) strategies are effective in reducing immediate capital gains tax liability payments for individuals, dependent on different variables....

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January 25, 2022

It’s often noted that actively managed equity mutual funds are less tax-efficient than equivalent passive equity ETFs/index funds but it’s...

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January 14, 2022

U.S. stocks once again dominated global investment markets in 2021, far surpassing other asset classes. It was a good year...

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December 7, 2021

November proved to be a turbulent period for markets as investors reacted to the news of rising coronavirus concerns ignited...

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December 6, 2021

Investor sentiment was fickle during the third quarter, resulting in meager performance for most investable assets. Equity markets echoed the...

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October 22, 2021

Investor sentiment was fickle during the third quarter, resulting in meager performance for most investable assets. Equity markets echoed the...

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June 30, 2021

Summit Financial Second Quarter 2021 Investment Newsletter

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April 1, 2021

Summit Financial First Quarter 2021 Investment Newsletter

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November 1, 2020

Summit Financial Fourth Quarter 2020 Investment Newsletter

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August 8, 2020

The Case for Hedging and Tactical – August 2020

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December 15, 2023

RMDs on BDA IRAs (10-Year Rule) Quick take: The SECURE Act established new distribution rules for qualified retirement accounts inherited...

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December 15, 2023

 Estimated Income Tax Underpayments Quick take: Given the high interest rate environment, the IRS currently charges an interest rate of...

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December 15, 2023

2024 Estate, Gift, and GST Tax Inflation Adjustments Quick take: The IRS has announced that the estate and gift tax...

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June 23, 2023

Tax Implications of Moving From New Jersey to Florida For individuals considering moving from New Jersey to Florida, there are...

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June 21, 2023

For many parents, saving for children’s college education is a primary goal. While the 529 plan has been a useful...

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April 20, 2023

Key Takeaways The IRS has confirmed its view that when assets are gifted to an irrevocable grantor trust and not...

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February 16, 2023

With the recent passage of SECURE Act 2.0, many sweeping changes to retirement planning landscape will be implemented in the...

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December 28, 2022

Key Provisions of SECURE Act 2.0 Since the passage of the “Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Act” (SECURE Act)...

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December 19, 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, there are a number of actions clients may consider prior to year-end to strengthen...

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September 13, 2022

On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the “Inflation Reduction Act,” a bill that passed the House...

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May 26, 2022

According to the LIMRA (Life insurance Marketing and Research Association), just over one quarter of individuals 20 years of age...

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April 28, 2022

One frequent concern for parents is instilling financial awareness in their children.  While many parents are familiar with the concept...

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April 5, 2022

In 2019, Congress passed the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Act” (SECURE Act), with the aim of assisting individuals...

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March 30, 2022

By Christopher Stappas, J.D., CFP® Medical professionals are intelligent, highly educated people. However, they are not immune to financial missteps....

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March 16, 2022

As investors weather a tumultuous market in the first quarter of 2022, the current volatility may pose an opportunity for...

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November 15, 2023

Hear firsthand from Summit advisors who shared how Summit Growth Partners has fueled their business to deliver outsized growth.

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November 10, 2023

Take a peek at our November SGP Summit in Longboat Key, Florida.

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October 15, 2023

Stan Gregor reveals what makes Summit so unique.

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October 1, 2023

Private Wealth Advisor Joseph W. Spada, CFP shares that the glue that keeps the Summit advisors together and retention high.

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September 15, 2023

Monish Verma CEO at Vardhan Wealth discusses the factors that prompted him to select Summit after vetting numerous firms.

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September 1, 2023

Private Wealth Advisor Larry Bell shares his unique niche working with hedge fund founders and partners.

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August 15, 2023

Private Wealth Advisor John LeRoy shares how the SGP partnership culture empowers everyone to succeed together.

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August 1, 2023

Private Wealth Advisor Ken Durfee shares how the SummitVantage tech stack has created unbelievable efficiencies.

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