5 Steps to Prepare Your Finances Pre-pandemic, women already faced a disparity in retirement savings and income. Now, COVID-19 has put women’s quest for retirement savings even further behind. Before COVID-19, by the age of 65, women were 80 percent more likely than men to be living at or below the poverty line. Women aged […]
Forbes Finance Council is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Accounting, Financial Planning, Wealth and Asset Management, and Investment Firms Fort Worth, Texas (Aug. 25. 2020) — Michelle Connell, CFA, owner of Texas-based wealth management firm, Portia Capital Management, has been accepted into Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, […]
Since the S&P 500’s March drawdown of nearly 35percent, this index has almost retraced the year’s high and is currently four percent positive for the year. However, now may be the time to reevaluate the risks — and opportunities — within your investment portfolio. MarketWatch recently asked me to write an article on this subject. […]
In an article that appeared August 1 in Financial Advisor Magazine, Michelle Connell, CFA gave her insight into the impact this pandemic may have on older workers, and why she encourages those facing early retirement — or even looking at quitting a job now and waiting for the economy to recover — to pump the breaks and consider all factors before making a decision.
By Michelle Connell, CFA | 2 min read The coronavirus pandemic has hit workers over age 55 especially hard. Many have lost their jobs due to COVID-19, and of those who managed to retain employment, many are considering early retirement. According to AARP, the total number of workers ages 55+ in the U.S. economy dropped […]
Are women at an increased risk of experiencing a greater negative financial impact from the coronavirus pandemic?
Last week, Michelle Connell, President and Owner of Portia Capital Management was featured in the Dallas Business Journal. The article highlights the differences and competitive advantages our firm brings to our clients. Michelle’s unique and nationally-recognized background in private equity and alternative investments has not only provided her with the ability to utilize assets typically not used […]
As of June 1, the S&P 500 has recovered nearly 80% of its March losses. Are there still good investment opportunities for private investors? Learn more in my interview with InvestmentNews. During these last few months, the market has resembled a roller coaster with its highs and lows. These huge fluctuations leave investors wondering what to do […]
Answering a common question from investors in the current state of the market and why I think we should be cautious before we “load the boat.” By Michelle Connell, CFA | 2 min read “Why aren’t you buying?” It’s an important question, but the answer goes much further than current valuations. Before loading the boat, […]
Follow the Money By Michelle Connell, CFA | 7 min read It seems that every Wall Street expert has an opinion as to how the investment markets will ring out 2019. One person may say that the market is still cheap and should still be bought. Another expert may site the uncertainty in geopolitics and […]