Insights from Smith Anglin

  • What is Happening to the Value of the U.S. Dollar?

    We have talked about investing in commodities. “So, what’s your plan for your post-Great Expansion nest egg?” we asked, referring to the decade-long period of economic growth, which has since succumbed to the virus. “What if the stock market turns bearish, the yield curve continues to penalize long-term savings and the Federal Reserve continues to […]

  • Large-Cap and Small-Cap Stocks: What You Should Know

    This article was supposed to be a reminder that, during tough times, it’s generally better to hold large-cap stocks than small-cap stocks. We’ll get into the theory in a moment but, like everything else that once made sense, the coronavirus pandemic has completely contorted that dictum beyond recognition. There is no appreciable, risk-adjusted difference at […]

  • United Pilots, How to Evaluate the Pilot Voluntary Separation Leave (P-VSL) Offer

    You’re likely well aware that United recently announced an early retirement offer called the Pilot Voluntary Separation Leave (P-VSL), but you may be struggling to determine if participating is the right decision for you and your family. The P-VSL may be an attractive offer for pilots considering an early-out, but there are many factors and […]

  • Smith Anglin Financial Named to 2020 Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers in US

    Dallas – July 30, 2020 – Smith Anglin Financial, LLC is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2020 edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers. This is the seventh annual FT 300 list, produced independently by Ignites Research, a division of Money-Media, Inc., on behalf of the Financial Times. […]

  • How to Navigate a Volatile Market

    With the economy sputtering, stocks going up, and coronavirus cases going one way or the other depending on where you live, these are some fairly anxious times. No, let’s not be cagey about it. These are the most anxious times since most of us have been alive, and since most of our parents have been […]

  • Bonds. Junk Bonds.

    We’ve discussed how much debt is floating around out there. America’s bar tab was around $54 trillion; half of that was money owed by the federal government, and a quarter of it was credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, and other instances of consumer debt. While a smidge of the rest of it consisted of the […]

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    Delta’s Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) and How We Help

    Dear Crewmember, You’re likely well aware that Delta recently announced the Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP), but you may be struggling to determine if participating in the VEOP is the right decision for you and your family.  The VEOP may be an attractive offer for pilots considering an early-out, but there are many factors and […]

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    3 Things to Do if Taxes Increase

    Lawmakers in Washington, particularly those aligned with the Republican Party, like to talk about tax cuts. Which is why you might be hearing more birds and crickets chirping than usual around Capitol Hill. Because, with all this federal debt piling up, it’ll be a long time before another bill like the Tax Cuts and Jobs […]

  • The Smith Anglin Office has Fully Re-Opened

    We hope this finds you well. We’ve appreciated your patience over the last few months as we operated to a large extent remotely to ensure the safety of our staff and firm clients and in compliance with local orders and guidelines. Public health protocols and guidelines are becoming less restrictive in Dallas, so now our […]