Informing Investors and Sharing Financial Advice

Daniel Cohen studies the financial markets daily and formulates investment strategies based on the foundational strengths of various companies and industrial performance evidence. Mr. Cohen is a regular financial writer for two newspapers in his local market. He shares his expertise publicly to help retail investors better understand and consider important economic indicators.

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Investing Long Term to Shape Your Future

This month I got a notice that a municipal bond in a client’s portfolio was maturing. I looked at the details of the bond to realize that it was purchased twenty-five years ago which was the year I entered the financial services business and the same year I met this client. The bond paid 6.125%… Read More »

Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity fraud is a growing problem and affected more people in the last year than at any time since data started being collected.  The data breach at Equifax last year is the highest profile case since it affected more than 145 million Americans. Many other major companies have had large-scale data breaches including Anthem Blue… Read More »

Real Estate Investing: What are the options?

By Daniel Cohen The market value of all real estate in the world is more than 200 trillion dollars which is more than triple the size of the value of all stocks and almost double the value of all bonds. Considering this staggering value, it may seem unusual that most financial advisors and their clients… Read More »

Saving for College? The Virginia 529 Plan gets Morningstar’s Gold Rating.

Cohen Investment Advisors believes strongly in the value of a higher education and we help our clients plan for the future cost of funding education for their children. 529 plans provide a tax-advantaged way for parents and grandparents to save funds for college expenses. These plans are offered in every state and the decision can… Read More »

Cash is NOT King

By Daniel Cohen, CFP® Since the presidential election, interest rates have been rising but rates paid on savings at banks are still near historic low levels, barely more than zero percent.  Big losses have been suffered on holdings of intermediate and long-term bonds as that is where the rates have risen the most.  Losses on… Read More »