CEO Updates

April Update From Our CEO

March 31, 2020

Greetings from our World IRA Operations just outside Orlando – just far enough outside that we have avoided the “Shelter in Place” edict for Orange County.   Although NuView Trust is considered an “essential business”, we do have the freedom to move about from work to home and the grocery.  This provides all of you full access to the same team and capabilities that you have enjoyed over the past seventeen years – and let us hope and pray that it only improves from here.  There is little doubt that we are better together, so long as our team’s safety is not comprised. 

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Timing the Market? Good Luck.

February 3, 2020

Back in 2006, housing prices were growing at 10% per year in Central Florida, and I had plowed any IRA funds I had into the real estate.  I then found a brand new home development outside Orlando, offering a home that what I felt was at a 10-15% market discount,  and using my savings and a mortgage, purchased the $300,000 rental.  Even though I had a $500 per month negative on cash flow, I figured that capital appreciation and future rental income would certainly close the financial gap soon.

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Big Things Are Happening in 2020!

December 27, 2019

Happy New Year to you and your family!

A special gift, delivered just before Christmas, is the governmental treat called the “SECURE Act”.  Who could argue with the acronym: Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement?

How will this affect all of us?  I won’t drag you through the 29 separate provisions, but it may have some relevance to those who are self-directing their retirement plans at NuView.  

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Wrapping Up 2019

December 2, 2019

What an amazing year it has been – with only one more month to get our act together and make a final stab at fulfilling those personal promises we make in January.

I just returned yesterday with thirteen generous people from a trip to Belize, where I had the experience of giving away 280 new wheelchairs for use in the Jungle as well as in Belize City.  Changing people’s lives one chair at a time has been a rewarding time for our employees, donors, and many of our clients as well.  Our charity and 501(c)(3), Chair the Love, has given away over 3,000 chairs in the past two-and-a-half years and is accelerating thanks to many of you.

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Client Network Night: Welcome from Glen Mather

July 2, 2019

Welcome all of you to our summer 2019 client event !

What an interesting time it has been – an economy that has had a long run.

Recently, the Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about the economy – written about how we tend to just measure it based on the price of things, and how many of us focus on housing and land, and whether we and our friends are employed.  Economists call this “Consumer Confidence” – how the public feels about how well they are doing and how positive they are about the future.

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NuView February Update

February 5, 2019

A business partner of mine called me a few weeks ago, and after catching up, learned he was heading to the small county airport nearby to sky jump.  He had never talked about it, and although I shared my opinion, he disagreed with my hypothesis that the risk certainly outweighed the short feeling of euphoria caused by dropping like a stone before his parachute would open (hopefully).

Our clients often hear similar remarks from friends, suggesting that self-directing is somehow illegal, and if not, certainly dangerous.  They say the safer approach is sticking to stock market solutions, reducing risk through mutual funds, and better than that, index funds.  Yet, the number of IRA clients that self-direct with NuView are growing at a rate approaching 20% per year, and collectively, their asset values are growing as well.

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Setting Goals for 2019

January 3, 2019

I have a friend, Craig, who is a local custom builder and has been part of all the ups and downs of the construction industry here in Florida.  I thought it was a challenge operating a Trust Company until I heard about his issues; when times are good, it is extremely difficult to find subcontractors such as framers, roofers, electricians, concrete pourers and others.  When times are bad, you just don’t have buyers, yet you still have to pay your staff regardless.   While Craig has successfully navigated his business for over 30 years, I’m most impressed at his dogged tracking of his retirement planning.

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Wrapping Up 2018

November 29, 2018

It’s about time to close the book on 2018 – and what a year of change!  If you recall, the optimistically named Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed less than twelve months ago is now about to affect most of us and we will soon discover if it was all that it was cracked up to be.  Meanwhile, my friends that are preparing for retirement the traditional way with stocks and bonds have had a choppy last few months, that’s for sure. Continue reading…

Hello From the CEO!

November 2, 2018

In Florida the weather has finally turned, down to a chilly 60 degrees last night – and I had to get several windows unstuck from their six-month closed position.   I hope that all of you are enjoying the change of the seasons, and if the prospect of snow is a bit depressing, come visit your IRA in Orlando anytime.

It’s a great time of year to take a look at your investment performance as well.  Will you accomplish the growth in your IRA this year compared to what you forecasted in January?  Here is a brief checklist to consider that several of our clients use:

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