Second Anniversary Thoughts

Posted by Jeff Thomas on April 16, 2019

April 25th, 2019 marks Archetype’s two year anniversary as an independent company. Our team started Archetype after spending 25 years at the largest global brokerage firms—including the last 17...

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First Quarter Market Commentary

Posted by Ethan Pollard on April 15, 2019

Financial markets seem to have emerged from a dark winter, with Q1 seeing strong rebounds in performance after last December’s steep sell-off. US stocks advanced +14.0% in Q1 as measured by the...

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Money Talks: How Much Money Should You Leave to Your Kids?

Posted by Cale Dowell on April 3, 2019

Have you wondered how much money is appropriate to give to your kids?

I had the opportunity to share a weekend with 25 families that had a net worth of $50 million or more. Part of the gathering...

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February 2019 Market Commentary

Posted by Ethan Pollard on March 8, 2019

February saw a second consecutive monthly gain for equity markets to start the year, as stock prices continued to claw back losses from the fourth quarter of 2018. US markets rose +3.5% this...

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Money Talks: Will You Regret Selling Your Business?

Posted by Cale Dowell on February 28, 2019

We had the opportunity this month to host a gathering on the subject of business transitions.  When you really think about it, you realize that 100% of businesses will transition… whether it’s to...

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January 2019 Market Commentary

Posted by Ethan Pollard on February 5, 2019

What a difference a month can make! Markets that ended 2018 with steep December declines reversed course to churn out robust gains during the month of January. The S&P 500, the most widely...

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Money Talks: The Inheritance Trap

Posted by Cale Dowell on February 1, 2019

Do you plan to leave an inheritance to your kids?

A 2015 report by US News found that Baby Boomers control 70% of all of the disposable income in the United States, which is leading to the largest...

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Millennials Don't Trust Advisors and I Don't Blame Them.

Posted by Conner Combs on January 25, 2019

I’m a millennial financial advisor who is skeptical of financial advisors. We grew up when Lehman Brothers was going down. Bear Stearns collapsed and took our trust with it. Our skepticism of the...

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Who Really Needs a Financial Advisor? You.

Posted by Conner Combs on January 18, 2019

You get results with a personal trainer and you get peace of mind with a financial advisor. You set goals, customize a plan, work hard, and then enjoy the results. The only difference, of course,...

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What Do You Mean by "The Chick-fil-A of Wealth Management"?

Posted by Jeff Thomas on January 14, 2019

When we describe our company to financial industry folks, we often use the shorthand description that we are building “the Chick-fil-A of wealth management”.  But, what does that mean exactly?

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