The Coronavirus

With U.S. equity markets down over 1% today, the media outlets have all stated that it is a reaction to the uncertainty of the latest news from China concerning the new coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City. In the last 20 years, there...

Looking for Stock Market Predictions

The financial media outlets making predictions for which stocks will outperform in the New Year. Your neighbor offering a hot tip that will be the “next Google”. These 2 scenarios often come with very similar results. These scenarios start with using your money (not...

Preparing for Hazards to your Financial Plan.

  Everybody should have a financial plan. At Prato Capital Management, our focus is on guiding our clients to reach their financial goals with a Financial Life Plan. While the investments provide the growth for a financial plan, other aspects of your financial...

My Financial Planning Story. 11/22/19

In November of 2012, the airline I worked for declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and as many other companies have done previously, the employees were not spared in the process. The last blog post on the Prato Capital website described financial fears and doubts. There was...