Frequently Asked Questions

Simi Valley Investment Services | Answers to Commonly Asked Questions about Investing | Helping Our Clients to Create Solid Investment Strategies

Are there investment techniques that guarantee high performance without risk?

Contrary to radio ads, there are no silver bullets to investment success. Investment risk comes in many forms, some short term, some long. We guide our clients to employ techniques that eliminate unnecessary risks and avoid the common pitfalls so many investors fall into. Building a portfolio that properly balances short and long term risks based on an individual’s age and risk tolerance most often leads to better long term returns.

Which should I buy; Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, ETF’s?

It really depends upon your particular situation. As part of our financial evaluation, we’ll help you create a carefully thought-out portfolio of the investments that addresses your specific growth and risk requirements and better understand the investments available to meet your needs.

What are the differences between Stocks, Bonds, Mutual funds and ETF’s?

Each of these items will be explained in detail during your financial assessment.

What are the Benefits of using an Investment Adviser?

Retirement Planning and General Investment Advice

1) The nature of our current retirement system requires professionals to contribute and manage their own retirement and distribution plans. Unfortunately most private investors fail to contribute enough and often their investment choices underperform the marketplace by a wide margin. Over a span of a career, this can lead to a large deficit in retirement savings.

Understanding Different Types of Investment and Retirement Vehicles

2) Whether you are saving for retirement or investing after tax earnings, knowing the different types of plans and the investments available to you is paramount for investing success.

Reducing Complexity and Investment Costs

3) There are many investment options available, some are much more complex than others. We are here to help you understand the most common types and provide advice and guidance to help create optimal investment portfolio that meets your financial needs and risk profile at the lowest expense.

Fiduciary Guidance and Oversight

4) As a fiduciary, an investment advisor must put the client’s needs above their own. Our number one goal is to ensure our clients meet their financial needs without exposing them to undue risk. The world of investing can get complicated, especially in volatile markets. We want to be the guide on your side!