On the last day of March in 2018, President Trump raised the issue that the United States Post Office was losing $1.50 on every package it delivered for Amazon. Two days later, he stated “our fully tax paying retailers are closing stores all over the country…not a level playing field.” The insinuation was that, one way or another, Amazon’s shipping costs were about to rise, cutting into profits. On the first day of trading following these comments, Amazon’s stock lost $30 Billion in value, ... [Continue Reading]
Articles and Publications
A library of topical publications and articles written by CCM team members specifically for our clients.
As we all observed and experienced, the close of 2018 brought an unsettling time in the equity markets. Markets historically don’t respond favorably to uncertainty, be it financial, political or social, and recent volatility appears to be tied to a host of uncertainties. Many individual investors react to uncertainty based on emotion, even though we’ve seen throughout the history of the market how important it is that investors don’t allow emotion to influence decisions. Throughout recent market ... [Continue Reading]
“Mr. Bogle helped democratize financial markets,” observed Jason Zweig and Sarah Krouse, columnists from the Wall Street Journal, who today amongst many others eulogizes the passage of John Bogle, the founder of Vanguard: John C. Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Group, Dies at 89. John “Jack” Bogle passed away yesterday. For those of us in the investment world who spend a great deal of time “under the financial hood” of your wealth, we and others name Mr. Bogle as a giant—an industry-leading voice—who ... [Continue Reading]
As the new year begins it brings many important tax-related limits, rates, and deduction updates to be noted. Included below are some of the key items for CCM clients to be aware of. Be sure to contact any member of our Tax Team with questions on how these changes may impact your integrated wealth management planning for 2019 or future years. NOTE: The information provided in this article is intended for clients of Carlson Capital Management. We recommend that individuals consult with ... [Continue Reading]
One of the foundational underpinnings of our investment approach at CCM is the simple premise that “costs matter.” Over the last 30 years, the internal and execution costs of how we manage portfolios has dropped significantly. This has resulted in savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients. We are diligent in our analysis of costs relative to the value received by our clients. When investing in mutual funds, the costs of ownership matter. Importantly, these costs need to be ... [Continue Reading]