Prato Perspectives | 4.17.20

At Prato Capital Management we often discuss using history as a guide in conjunction with using all currently available information to maintain our investment strategy. As much as we would like to see the stock markets always rise in value, sometimes that is not the...

US Equity Returns Following Sharp Downturns

First of all and of most importance is our hope that you and those closest to you are in good health. We have been doing our best to reach out to each and every one of you. Please know we are always just a phone call away if we can help in any way. As you know from...

Is Volatility the New Normal?

Over the past several weeks, it seems like a regular occurrence to have changes of 3-4% of the S&P 500 in one day. After having mostly low volatility for the past several years, investors are asking if this is the new normal. First, what is meant by stock market...

St. Baldricks Fundraiser

  Most of you know Prato Capital Team Member and Director of Financial Planning, Brian O’Rourke. Many of you might not know that his son, Xavier, is participating (for his third year!) to raise money to conquer childhood cancers by shaving his head for the St....

Why Have A Financial Plan 11/15/19

Why Have a Financial Plan? Many have fears and doubts about their financial future. Doubts of saving, “Have I done enough?”. Fear of spending in retirement, “Will I run out of money?”. There seems to be a perception that a financial plan is only for the wealthy or for...