Deflate-Gate Sacks Advertisers?

May 19, 2015

Deflate-Gate sacks again. With the recent punishment assessed to Tom Brady he is certainly not the first professional athlete involved in a professional athlete scandal and definitely not the worst. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses deflate-gate and how this rise in sports star misconducts are affecting endorsements and advertisers even if the athlete is not punished.

Professional Athlete Tackles Bank Of America

April 3, 2015



A well known stat is 78% of professional athletes go broke within five years of retirement. In the financial world these guys are as vulnerable as tackling dummies and many of them are seeking financial help. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses the recent lawsuit by professional athlete Dwight Freeney against BAC (Bank of America) for fraud.



    Are Robo-Advisors A Good Idea For Investors?

    March 22, 2015



    Are robo-advisors a good idea for investors? The service is almost like putting your portfolio on auto pilot. All anyone has to do is answer some questions and the brokers computer builds a portfolio for you. First it was startup brokers, but retailer investor giants like Charles Schwab are are jumping into the robo game. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses what is a robo advisor and whether he likes the robo game and what it stands to provide for investors.




      There’s A Fine Line Between Investment Banking And Research

      March 17, 2015

      Tesla is trading near $200 a share. One Morgan Stanley analyst says that this stock has no where to go but up all the way to $1,900 a share. The analyst further claims that Tesla is a very ambitious stock. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses what this analyst said and how it could cause problems for Morgan Stanley, one of Tesla’s investment bankers.

      Shakeup At McDonald’s

      February 3, 2015

      Big shakeup at McDonald’s after announcing that its CEO Don Thompson is leaving at the end of February. Upon the news the stock popped up 4%. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses how analysts perceived McDonald’s current CEO and whether it’s time to buy now that he is leaving.

      Are Target Date Mutual Funds A Bad Investment?

      January 27, 2015

      Target Date Mutual Funds, you may have heard of these types of mutual funds they are a common type of fund used to save for retirement. Most workplaces have 401k programs with Target Date Funds embedded. The way they work is they adjust your holdings as you approach retirement. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses how target date mutual funds work and what you should know about this type of mutual fund.

      Is It Time To Buy or Sell Netflix?

      January 22, 2015



      Is it time to buy or sell Netflix? In Q4-2014 Netflix signed up over four and half (4.5) million new subscribers. As a result the stock had double digit growth this week. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses if it is time to buy or sell Netflix and how President Obama may be going after traders with a tax.




        FINRA Seeks More Disclosure On Bond Markups For Small Investor

        January 15, 2015

        Small Investors please pay attention.. When you buy a stock you know exactly what you’re getting stock quotes are everywhere and updated instantaneously. Commissions information is available everywhere and online brokerages constantly advertising their commissions online and on advertising of all sorts. However, if you want to buy a bond you may have to pay attention. Bond buyers routinely get told one thing and the reality may be something completely opposite. If you buy bonds from your broker you may never know because those fees are not disclosed. Commissions vary tremendously and the likelihood that you’re paying too much is a certainty. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses how FINRA is getting involved and looking to increase the disclosures on the bond markups.

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        Morgan Stanley Employee Accused Of Posting Client Data Online

        January 14, 2015

        An inside job to steal your personal data, a Morgan Stanley financial advisor is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of clients information and then trying to sell it online to the highest bidder. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses how this inside data breach occurred and the impact to Morgan Stanley and its clients.