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Bogue Asset Management’s Quarterly Investment Letter In this quarters commentary, I highlight a few of the positive economic indicators in support of a synchronized global growth recovery. But, as always, there are significant uncertainties and unknowables when it comes to economic forecasting. Humility and intellectual honesty—knowing what you do not know and what you can not know and can not accurately predict—are crucial. Stock market corrections can happen any time despite the global economy’s current health, and investors should prepare themselves for market dips and drops along the way.........[See More]

    

How your advisor is compensated does matter.  Lately there has been a blurring of the lines with the use of the term “Fee-Based” to describe how one is compensated.  I’ll tell you why Fee-Based is not Fee-Only and the difference can be substantial: [See More]

 

    

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Investment Management Service Safegards

To safeguard your portfolios, Bogue Asset Management LLC operates in the following manner:

- Bogue Asset Management LLC retains Shareholders Service Group (SSG) as their brokerage firm and Pershing LLC, which is a division of Bank of New York Mellon is the custodial firm.  Client’s may also opt to use the brokerage firm of their choosing
- We have non-discretionary authority, which means that the client needs to approve all recommendations before Bogue Asset Management can implement trades
- We conduct transactions on behalf of clients under a Limited Power of Attorney agreement with the custodian involved.  This allows us to transact within the accounts, but we are not allowed to transfer funds outside or between accounts.
- We use open end mutual funds and exchange traded funds due to their transparency and higher regulatory oversight.  We do not believe in investments or investment strategies that have non-transparent investment styles.
- Client accounts at SSG have Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) coverage up to $500,000 per account. SSG also provides excess account protection for assets held up to an aggregate limit of $1 billion provided by Lloyds of London. Fraud insurance does not protect against market declines; but it does protect against theft of securities and/or related fraudulent transactions.  No insurance protects 100%, but at $1 billion in total coverage, my clients have one of the largest and best plans available.
- Our clients can readily look up the prices of their holdings within financial newspapers and receive periodic statements listing these securities from the independent brokerage firm.