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Edge Portfolio Management

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At Edge, a low client to advisor ratio allows for personal and customized service for each individual.  Our goal is to work as a team for each client to provide not only portfolio management but wealth coordination and financial planning.  We make every effort to have frequent communication with our clients and to provide timely response to calls and emails.  I also enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, playing and following basketball, playing golf, and participating as an advisory board member for Breakthrough Urban Ministries.

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Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index Rises to Seven-Year High in May

CHICAGO, May 27, 2014- The May Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI®) increased six points from the previous month, its highest reading in seven years. The Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index  (SMICI®) gained 3 points to 14, a four-month high.

The Spectrem Group indices measure the investment confidence of households with more than $500,000 of investable assets and more than $1 million of investable assets, respectively.

The May Affluent Investor Confidence Index is at 9, up 7 points from the same period last year, while the Millionaire Investor Confidence Index is up 9 points from May 2013.

“Non-Millionaire investors, generally more cautious than Millionaires in their investment and economic outlooks, seem to be buoyed this month by several factors, including warmer weather, improved economic reports and strong quarterly corporate earnings,” said George H. Walper, Jr., president of Spectrem Group. “The highest percentage of non-Millionaires in three months indicates they will be investing in equities in the coming month, while fewer said they will continue to hold on the sidelines.”

For the first time in more than three years, Affluent investors said that international problems, more than the political environment or the economy, is the news most affecting their economic outlook.

Click below for additional Indices insights:

 ·         Affluent Investor Confidence Index Rises to Seven-Year High

·         Millionaire Investors Replace Non-Millionaires on the Sidelines 

 

January, 2014

February, 2014 

March, 2014

April,

2014

May,

2014

Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index®

 

 

7

 

 

-2

 

 

7

 

 

3

 

 

9

Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index®

 

 

17

 

 

        5

 

 

9

 

 

        11

 

 

       14

 

Methodology

The Spectrem Affluent Investor Confidence Index (SAICI ®) is based on 250 monthly online interviews with the financial decision-makers in households with $500,000 or more in investable assets.  The Index has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.2 percentage points.  The Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index (SMICI ®) is based on a subset of the overall survey group.

About Spectrem Group: Spectrem Group (www.spectrem.com) strategically analyzes its ongoing primary research with investors to assist financial providers and advisors in understanding the Voice of the Investor.

About Millionaire Corner: Spectrem's Millionaire Corner website (www.millionairecorner.com) provides information for investors about investors. With its Find an Advisor service, investors are able to search for financial and investment advisors to assist in growing their wealth.