Monthly Archives: April 2014

Mark Matson: Why a Suit is Just a Suit

Mark Matson doesn’t always wear a suit.

Not because he doesn’t care, but because he does.

That is, he cares more about the content in his delivery of financial advice than about what he’s wearing.  He cares more about offering value for his clients than flaunting expensive silk ties and suits tailored in mahogany-walled rooms in the city.  He cares more about substance than he does about style.

And this isn’t just promotional, this is personal for Matson.  He does, in fact, care more about you than he does about … suits.

This much is obvious from the free financial advice and updates he delivers on MarkMatson.tv and the messaging of his company Matson Money, Inc.: “Save the Investor.  Save the World.”

In his video about suits not equaling substance, you’ll see why Matson is well-reviewed by investors.  You’ll also see why many “financial professionals” who placed more emphasis on style than substance are now shameful and sorry. Continue reading

Mark Matson Answers: Should I Invest in Small Cap Stocks?

What small cap stocks should I buy?

It’s the question that causes level-headed, long-term-thinking financial advisors to take a step back.

That question carries a lot of underlying meaning that’s not necessarily positive for investors.  It’s associated with words like “gamble,” “risk,” and “speculation” – dangerous words but words that attract investors nonetheless.

So when Cheryl Cason of Fox Business asked Mark Matson if smaller stocks were “a better bet” for investors, Mark Matson took a step back by saying, “I don’t ever want investors speculating with their money.  What I want them to do is build a prudent portfolio, and part of that is adding diversification.”

… and part of that diversification is adding small cap stocks.

Matson, an advisor who’s well-reviewed by his clients and colleagues, elaborates on this in the video below.

Cason’s question came after she announced that total returns for small stocks were about 40% higher than S&P 500 returns from 2003 to 2013. Continue reading

Zack Shepard Talks Diversification and Long-Term Strategy

Matson Money Inc., run by investment advisor Mark Matson, believes in diversification.  That means focusing on the long-term, even if it means biting the bullet in the short-term.  This is a belief shared by Matson and his entire team at Matson Money Inc., including Marketing Director Zack Shepard.

In February 2014, Shepard appeared on Fox Businesses’s Biz Blitz and expressed his belief in diversification and long-term strategy in more ways than one.

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Mark Matson Reviews Netflix Stock on Fox Business

Recently, Neil Cavuto of Fox Business Network spoke with Mark Matson (Matson Money, Inc.) and Lori Rothman (Fox Business) about Netflix’s gradual rise to the top that came about a year after its 50% price hike in 2011.

After Netflix changed its pricing structure in 2011, the online streaming and DVD-by-mail company experienced a year-long decline in stock prices until July 2012.  Since then, it’s been experiencing a steady rise to the top.  After the stock reached its lowest point in July 2012 at 53.91, it continued to rise until it peaked at 448.37 in March 2014. Continue reading