facebook twitter instagram linkedin google youtube vimeo tumblr yelp rss email podcast phone blog search brokercheck brokercheck Play Pause

Latest From Our Blog

O-Zones (Opportunity Zones):  Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? Thumbnail

O-Zones (Opportunity Zones): Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 brought about a new type of investment offering, Opportunity Zones, which provide a unique way of mitigating capital gains tax. It’s been reported that Qualified Opportunity Funds have raised over over $6.7 billion thru December 2019, and that there are over 200 available funds. Keep reading to learn more about O-Zones and their tax benefits, and to explore the characteristics of an investor that might consider this opportunity.

Read More
Risk Premiums and What They Mean for Your Portfolio Thumbnail

Risk Premiums and What They Mean for Your Portfolio

Given an ever-shifting market, it’s important to stay abreast of asset class expectations and how changes in market levels over time can help drive asset allocation decisions in an investment portfolio. In our first blog series on capital markets, we presented our forward-looking risk and return estimates. In this blog we will check current markets relative to our projections to illustrate how we use risk to garner insights necessary for optimal portfolio recommendations. Keep reading to learn more about risk premiums and what they might mean for your portfolio.

Read More
Stretch IRA – What Proposed Legislation Could Do to Your Wealth Transfer Plans Thumbnail

Stretch IRA – What Proposed Legislation Could Do to Your Wealth Transfer Plans

Two retirement reform bills (the SECURE Act and RESA) have been circling around Washington, and if passed, may make significant changes to many retirement and estate plans. Notably, the proposed changes outlined in the bill(s) have meaningful implications as the rules on inherited IRA’s are up for debate. Both the House and Senate have different views on the technical aspects of how tax shelters for inherited wealth could be reduced. Read our blog to learn about the differences in proposed changes for “Stretch IRA’s” and what they could mean for tax planning, wealth accumulation and wealth transfer.

Read More
Capital Market Projections & Monte Carlo – Part 2 in series Thumbnail

Capital Market Projections & Monte Carlo – Part 2 in series

Sophisticated projections are critical to crafting a well-designed financial plan and capital market projections are one of many key inputs that play a vital role in doing that. At Centura Wealth Advisory, we pair forward looking capital market projections with the Monte Carlo Method to estimate: Probability of a client running out of money before their “end of plan” (i.e., death) Most likely “end of plan” value (e.g., wealth transfer, charitable giving purposes) Optimal asset allocation strategy for a given plan

Read More