The start to the year has been a good one for the equity markets. There has been 23 times we have seen a start like this. Click here to find out what that has historically meant for the rest of the year.
A recent poll showed that the number of American adults invested in the stock market is at a historical low, despite that fact that market has reached new highs. Could this be a contrarian buy signal? If more retail investors put their money to work in the stock market could that boost prices? It’s an interesting thought. Click here to find out more!
Happy Birthday, Kent!
We want to wish our Founder, Kent Crawford a very Happy Birthday. Although we won’t call him out on his age publicly, this guy has been around for awhile. With over 30 years experience in the industry, Kent has seen quite a few bull and bear markets.
Kent was born and raised in Modesto. He is the son of a local school principal and music teacher who instilled the value of hard work and discipline in their son. At a young age, Kent developed his skills as an extremely hard worker. He worked in his youth as one of the top paperboys in the area. He also rode his bike for miles to pick berries in the countryside and became a journeyman clerk at local grocery store Raley’s.
After attending Modesto Junior College, Kent went to Chico State where he met his future wife Lisa in the business fraternity. After college, Kent started his Financial Planning practice in 1987 with a firm called IDS. Many of his first clients are still with Kent today. After IDS, he opened an Edward Jones branch where he worked for more than 20 years! He then opened his own practice, Granite Wealth Management, in 2011.
Over the years Kent has been heavily involved in the community. He was the youngest President of Modesto Gateway Rotary where he was involved in projects such as the Virginia Corridor. Kent has served on the County Board of Retirement and helped develop and grow the Beyer High Booster club.
Today, Kent uses his 30 years experience to help guide clients through their financial life. His practice is centered around integrity, honesty, and service which can be seen with the hundreds of people Kent has helped.
From all of us here at Granite Wealth Management, we wish you a Happy Birthday!
One can learn a great deal from Star Wars. Little did we know it could teach about investing habits. Read here to discover words of wisdom about investing from the iconic franchise.