Austin Frye Interviewed by Investment News About Clients’ Reactions to Current Market

January 30, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Financial Insights, In The News | by

As stocks have soared this year, some clients need their fears calmed, while others ask about investing more.
John Waggoner of Investment News interviewed Austin for an article discussing clients’ reactions to the current market conditions.  As he explains, “Despite the sell-off Monday and Tuesday, the stock market’s strength this year (and over the previous 12 months) has been breathtaking. Advisers are being hit with two questions: Should I cash in my chips? Or should I add more to the pot?  It’s a big decision, prompted by big moves in the stock market. As of the close of trading Monday, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index had soared 6.8% so far this year, including reinvested dividends, according to Morningstar Inc. That’s more than half the 10.2% average annual return from large-company stocks since 1926. Nearly 60 U.S. domestic mutual funds have already beaten the long-term average this year.”   Read More  »

Austin Frye Interviewed by Reuters regarding Estate Planning

January 18, 2018 | posted in: Blog, Financial Insights, In The News | by

Your estate plan needs an update, even if it is new.
As Beth Pinsker of Reuters said, “Got a dusty old binder with your will and estate plan? Even if you had your paperwork set up a few years ago, all of your documents are now out of date, thanks to new tax laws that went into effect at the turn of the year.”   She spoke with Austin to get his thoughts on the estate planning implications of the new tax bill. “Austin Frye, a financial planner based in Aventura, Florida, said his practice does more trusts now than ever, and he expects that to continue.   Read More  »

Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio, What Do You Know…How About the Dow Reaching 50,000?

December 23, 2017 | posted in: Blog, Financial Insights | by

Stock Performance from 1926 to Now
Many of you have sat in my conference room and viewed what we in the financial industry call the “Mountain Chart” of market performance.  The chart, courtesy of Morningstar, reveals that since its inception on 12/31/1925, the S&P Composite Index has averaged annual returns of over 10% per year.  I think my Dad, born in 1925, a year before the Mountain Chart begins, would agree with me that 91 years of performance history is a long and significant period for making observations.  Dad still talks about getting ice delivered to his apartment in the Bronx, about accompanying his dad during the Depression as he visited neighbors to collect life insurance policy premiums paid in weekly cash installments, (and getting robbed along the route more than a time or two!) and about how impressed he was watching Joe DiMaggio play center field at Yankee Stadium during his rookie season in 1936. The point is, 91 years is a long time.   Read More  »

Austin Frye Interviewed for Bloomberg Businessweek

December 1, 2017 | posted in: Blog, Financial Insights, In The News | by

Stock Wealth Surges for the Oldest Americans While the Young Miss Out
“Many households reduced their equity investments from 2007 to 2016. Those headed by people 75 and over loaded up.” Interviewed by Jordan Yadoo and Ben Steverman, Austin shared his perspective on why baby boomers’ portfolios are “booming” while younger investors’ may not be.   “Financial advisers say there’s also a particular reason some retirees are choosing stocks now. “There’s a lack of alternatives out there,” says Austin Frye, a financial planner at FryeFinancial Center in Aventura, Fla. Yields on bonds are at near-record lows, while the most generous banks pay savers rates of barely 1 percent per year. As a result, dividend-paying stocks have become popular among seniors because they generate income.   Read More  »

Bruised and Battered, but Not Broken!

September 15, 2017 | posted in: Blog, Frye Happenings | by

Dear clients and colleagues, Hurricane Irma has been deadly for some, simply devastating for others, and somewhat to quite disruptive for the majority of Floridians. Fortunately for my own office, we fall in the somewhat disruptive category.  As I write this, Minerva is on the road returning from Tennessee; Alex is marooned in Cartagena, Colombia, waiting for the next available flight; Sarah just got in from NYC; and Tanya has just returned from Athens, GA. I chose to ride out the storm in my home in North Dade, and experienced many “interesting” and memorable moments.  I am writing this piece to not only share them with you, but also to preserve my memories of the Hurricane Irma adventure that otherwise would be sure to fade with time. So here, in no particular order, are some of my experiences, thoughts and observations. I’m sure many of you out there have had similar and/or you own interesting experiences to write about. I’d love to hear about yours.   Read More  »

Post-Irma Special Edition: We’re Back!

September 15, 2017 | posted in: Blog, Frye Happenings | by

Bruised and Battered, but Not Broken!
Dear clients and colleagues, Hurricane Irma has been deadly for some, simply devastating for others, and somewhat to quite disruptive for the majority of Floridians. Fortunately for my own office, we fall in the somewhat disruptive category. As I write this, Minerva is on the road returning from Tennessee; Alex is marooned in Cartagena, Colombia, waiting for the next available flight; Sarah just got in from NYC; and Tanya has just returned from Athens, GA.   Read More  »