Andrew Wang

Andrew Wang is a Managing Partner at Runnymede Capital Management, an independent investment management and advisory firm that serves high-net-worth individuals and institutions. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their financial goals. Andrew was named one of the Top 100 Most Social Financial Advisors, contributes to The Huffington Post, and has been quoted in major investment publications including Barron's and Forbes. Andrew is married, has three children, and can be periodically found performing Hawaiian guitar in the New York tri-state area.

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Cybersecurity: How to Lock Down Passwords and Protect Your Digital Life

Your username and passwords are under seige.  And the bad guys are getting really good.  Don't believe me?  Ask the Democratic National Committee about its email accounts, large companies, or government agencies. They've learned the hard way.  Massive security breaches are wide spread and taking place daily.  When these major entities are at risk, don't think that the username and the same password that you use for multiple sites are safe!  The US Securities and Exchange Commission says that cybersecurity is the biggest risk facing the financial system.  Security experts estimate that hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded by the criminal underworld.  This means that you may be exposed to cybercrimes either now or in the future.

After listening to the hosts of the popular podcast Reply All (episode #91 The Russian Passenger) investigate how their boss's Uber account was compromised, I'd like to provide you with quick actionable tips that you can implement immediately to protect yourself.       

Five Reasons The Bull Market Is Likely to Go Even Higher

There's been a lot of chatter recently.  The "fat, ugly, bubble."  Is the "bull running out of steam?"  Goldman strategists "are becoming more cautious about stock markets."

At Runnymede, we are neither perma-bulls nor perma-bears.  Rather our perspectives on the financial markets are based upon research, and our market outlook is reflected in the positioning of our clients' portfolios.  In fact, we have been bullish on the market since July 2016.  So where do we stand right now with the bull market having recently celebrated its eighth birthday?  After much thought and careful reflection, here are five reasons why the bull market is likely to go higher.

Benchmark Your 401(k) Plan

Runnymede has increasingly been serving as a fiduciary advisor to companies' 401(k) plans so I will be writing a series of articles on how to tune up your retirement plan.  The intended audience is the company and its trustees that sponsor the plan but participants are also advocating for better plans.  It is our hope to help employers optimize and better manage their retirement plan. In doing so, we seek to help employees achieve their goal of successfully preparing themselves for retirement.

Happy Birthday! Bull market in stocks turns 8.

The bull market in stocks celebrates its eighth birthday today.  As it turns out, it's also my birthday. This got me thinking about what was happening in the world when I turned 8.  In 1980, the Pac-Man arcade game was released.  Camcorders and fax machines were cutting edge technology.  A whole lot of people were watching TV to find out Who Shot JR? on the popular soap Dallas.  The yearly inflation rate in the U.S. was 13.6%.  The average cost of a new house was $68,700.  The average cost of a new car was $13,650.  I'll also mention that a (government subsidized) hot school lunch cost $0.65 and milk was $0.05.  Okay, enough about me.

Why Not Now? Realizing Your Goal Starts With Action Today.

post-it-trans-action.pngLast night before going to bed my wife asked me, "Can you turn on the humidifer?"  "Sure," I said burying my head back into my laptop to finish some work.

This morning the first thing I heard was, "How come you didn't turn the humidifier on?"  Oops.  After completing what I had been working on, I put the laptop down and quickly fell asleep.

And so, today, I write about ACTION always beats INTENTION.

How to Find an Old 401(k)? A Comprehensive Guide to Help You Find Your Money.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American has held 11.7 jobs from age 18 to 48.  When switching jobs, 401(k) money doesn't automatically switch with you.  In fact, by some estimates, more than 900,000 workers lose track of their 401(k) plans each year!  This leaves many people at some point working hard to track down an old 401(k) account or accounts.  The good news is that the money should stay in your account.  Here are some tips to help you track down your old retirement account.

Tom Friedman’s Advice to Millennials

As 2016 comes to a close, it's a great time to reflect upon what was accomplished this year and plan your goals for the next 12 months.  We at Runnymede are extremely grateful for the clients that we serve and strive to always be learning and doing better.  It is in this light that I share the below 4-minute video.

In it, internationally renowned author, reporter, and, columnist—the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes—Thomas L. Friedman is asked, "What skills would you recommend Millennials to thrive in today's world?"  I encourage you to share it among any millennials that you know.  But I also think that all of us, even those of us more dinosaur than millennial, can benefit too.

How to Value Your Charitable Stock Donations

Feeling a bit like Ebenezer Scrooge? It is still early yet this December so there's time for prepping, shopping, and holiday parties. And if you should find redemption after meeting the three Ghosts of Christmas, you may find yourself wanting to gift some of your appreciated stock to a qualified charity. If so, here's a quick article on valuing your charitable stock donation.

Happy Thanksgiving

The Runnymede team is full of gratitude and sends its thanks to all clients, friends, and colleagues this Thanksgiving day. Whether you are home or traveling far, please know that you are dear to our hearts.

How Much To Pay a Fee-Only Advisor? A Look At Average Annual Fees.

fees-1128507_22004162The subject of investment advisory fees can be confusing. While researching online, I observed that it is difficult to find average fees published anywhere so I hope that you find this blog post helpful.

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