In early September I wrote about the effects of uncertainty on financial markets and investing. There is a high level of correlation between fear and ambiguity, which the recent market downturn [...]
On a recent trip to the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region, I had the opportunity to meet with several financial advisors over lunch to discuss their methods of mitigating risk within their credit [...]
John walks into a deli and asks what sandwiches are available. The counter guy responds that there are two choices: A turkey hoagie or pastrami on rye. John replies that he will have the turkey [...]
Barron’s wrote a cover article, “The Annual 50 Best Annuities Review”, in their July 22, 2018 edition with a section that highlighted the growing success of Structured Annuities. The article [...]
“Buffer annuities will continue to grow in popularity: Blackrock research finds that 39 percent of retirement savers would move further away from their cash holdings if their capital was [...]
Downside protection in a portfolio is a key need for many clients. Whether simply due to a conservative investor approaching retirement (e.g., 55 – 65+ group) or views that the market may be long [...]
As we leave 2016 behind and prepare for 2017, I wanted to share some of the themes we have recently been speaking and writing about. Over the last quarter, we penned four articles, appeared in [...]
LAWRENCE SOLOMON PUBLISHED IN WEALTHMANAGEMENT.COM: TIME FOR WALL STREET TO PRODUCE PRODUCTS FOR PEOPLE, NOT ROBOTS
Wealthmanagement.com published a piece written by Exceed’s COO, Lawrence Solomon, on how Wall Street can better utilize behavioral finance when designing financial products.
In an article by Adam Sarhan, Joseph Halpern, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Exceed Investments was quoted as saying “The move away from ultra-easy money is a headwind for equities (e.g., [...]
JOSEPH HALPERN QUOTED IN BLOOMBERG BRIEFS: TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY MAY GIVE NEW LIFE TO SAFER STRUCTURED NOTES
In an article by Carolina Wilson, Joseph Halpern, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Exceed Investments was quoted as saying “If you can get a principal-protected note with decent [...]
ThinkAdvisor published a piece written by Exceed’s CEO, Joseph Halpern, on how the VIX is designed to communicate expected future volatility in the market.
JOSEPH HALPERN QUOTED IN BLOOMBERG BRIEFS: JPMORGAN FACES CRITICISM FOR VALUATION OF U.S. VOLATILITY NOTES
In an article by Carolina Wilson, Joseph Halpern, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Exceed Investments was quoted as saying “Volatility strategies are complex to begin with. When they’re [...]
LAWRENCE SOLOMON INTERVIEWED IN BLOOMBERG BRIEF: STRUCTURED NOTES ARE BEING SQUEEZED BY OTHER ‘ALTERNATIVES’
Exceed Investments’ COO, Lawrence Solomon, was interviewed by Carolina Wilson of Bloomberg Briefs.
Bradley Smith of Nasdaq interviewed Exceed’s CEO, Joseph Halpern, on defined outcome investing.
JOSEPH HALPERN PUBLISHED IN THINKADVISOR: HOW ROBO TECHNOLOGY WILL TAKE INDEPENDENT ADVICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Bob Clark wrote a Think Advisor article in which Joe Halpern, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Exceed Investments, was quoted several times regarding the future of Robo-Advisors.
JOSEPH HALPERN PUBLISHED IN WEALTHMANAGEMENT.COM: DO LOW VOLATILITY FUNDS ACTUALLY PROTECT IN DOWNTURNS?
Wealthmanagement.com published a piece written by Exceed’s CEO, Joseph Halpern, on the benefits and disadvantages of Low Volatility Funds.
Low volatility funds have been hot, hot, hot – the top two domestic based ETFs in the category, USMV and SPLV, now have over $20 billion in assets between them, of which $8 billion has come in [...]
Nasdaq.com published a piece written by Exceed’s COO, Lawrence Solomon, on why investors consistently underperform the market.
Wealthmanagement.com published a piece written by Exceed’s CEO, Joseph Halpern, on how to evaluate and use investment performance backtests.
JOE HALPERN INTERVIEWED BY OPTIONS INSIDER RADIO: TALKING STRUCTURED OPTIONS PRODUCTS WITH EXCEED INVESTMENTS
Mark Longo of Options Insider interviewed Exceed’s CEO, Joseph Halpern, on the firm and its offerings.
Part one of a series of articles on product development “I have never seen a bad backtest” is an often stated criticism of backtesting that has a high degree of truth to it – many [...]
Exceed Investments’ CEO, Joseph Halpern, was quoted on the front page of Bloomberg Brief today.
Seekingalpha.com published a piece written by Exceed’s CEO, Joseph Halpern, on the use of Beta and Delta in crafting investment strategies.
JEFFERSON NATIONAL AND EXCEED INVESTMENTS LAUNCH FIRST “DEFINED OUTCOME” FUND WITHIN TAX-DEFERRED WRAPPER TO HELP RIAS AND FEE-BASED ADVISORS MANAGE LOW YIELD, HIGH VOLATILITY MARKET
(New York, March 1, 2016) – Jefferson National announced the launch today of the new JNF Exceed Defined Shield Index Portfolio to be managed by Exceed Investments. First fund to provide [...]
Wealthmanagement.com published a piece written by Exceed’s CEO, Joseph Halpern, on using options strategies to create tangible downside protection for equity investments.
Check out our webinar on Beta vs. Delta. Beta is one of the classic measurements within the financial industry. It is one of the first measurements shown on Yahoo Finance, right under the bid-ask [...]
wsj.com quoted Exceed’s CEO, Joseph Halpern, on how the decline in oil price has impacted certain structured note investors
usnews.com quoted Exceed’s CEO, Joseph Halpern, on understanding risk being a vital component of investing.
The Wall Street Transcript published an interview with Joseph Halpern, CEO of Exceed Investments.
LIFE&Health Advisor published a piece on the partnership announced between Jefferson National and Exceed Investments
We are pleased to announce a partnership between Jefferson National, innovator of the industry’s leading tax advantaged investing platform for RIAs and fee-based advisors, and Exceed Investments, [...]
Investors generally fear the unknown. Unfortunately, traditional market exposure is full of unknowns – market corrections occur without warning, with no telling how deep a drop or how long [...]
LAWRENCE SOLOMON PUBLISHED IN FORBES.COM: IN HONOR OF HALLOWEEN, THE 13 MOST VILE FACTS ABOUT THE STOCK MARKET AND INVESTING
FORBES.COM published a piece by Exceed’s COO, Lawrence Solomon, on misconceptions surrounding 401k investing.
Joe Halpern discusses Defined Outcomes as well as general market commentary with Chuck Jaffe of the MoneyLife Talk Show LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW The opinions of Joseph Halpern are as of the date [...]
Exceed Investments’ COO, Lawrence Solomon, published a financialadvisor.com article on ways to evaluate complex investment opportunities.
In September 2014, Exceed Investments and the Nasdaq launched the first family of defined outcome indexes (Here’s our original blog post on the launch). The indexes allow investors to access [...]
The unpredictable nature of the market can be terrifying. Any hint of volatility sends skittish investors in search of skilled managers to guide them through pending storms. But even when armed [...]
The average investor defines and mitigates risk in ways that do not align neatly with classical financial theory. Deeply ingrained aversions to loss, risk and ambiguity often lead to investment [...]
I recently had the opportunity to provide a “deconstructed note” column for one of Bloomberg’s periodicals – the Bloomberg Brief, April 30 2015 edition. In the article, I compare currency hedged [...]
Joe Halpern Published in NASDAQ and Wealthmanagement.com: Thoughts on Dealing with Volatility and a Lengthy Bull Market
With market volatility picking up in recent months, coupled with a bull market that is now 6 years and running, a few themes have been top of mind with the investing community. I wanted to share [...]