About Erick Arndt

Erick Arndt is a Wealth Advisor helping clients build and manage wealth since 2003. He holds the following securities registrations with LPL Financial: Series 7, 65, 6, 63, and 26. Erick’s focus is to help clients create wealth, enjoy it, and preserve it over their lifetime and generations to come. An advocate for small business, he works hands-on with companies to provide high quality retirement plans with fun and engaging education workshops for plan participants. Mr. Arndt earned his Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation and also his Professional Plan Consultant (PPC) designation to help employers optimize their company sponsored retirement plans by helping participants pursue their retirement goals as well as keep compliant with government regulations. Erick, an advocate for small business, founded SCV Startup, the technology Startup Community in Southern California with a mission of creating and curating high tech companies and jobs in Santa Clarita.

Market Performance Remains a Tale of Haves and Have-Nots


The S&P 500 strung together 37 record highs this year aboard an 18.1% rally, as of July 10. The advance has largely been powered by a handful of mega cap names tied to technology and/or artificial intelligence. In fact, six stocks — NVIDIA (NVDA), Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Meta (META), and Alphabet [...]

Market Performance Remains a Tale of Haves and Have-Nots2024-07-17T15:26:44-07:00

Stock Market Forecast: Double Digit Earnings Growth on Tap


With stock valuations elevated after such a strong first half, earnings growth will be key to holding, or potentially building on these gains. LPL Research believes stocks have gotten a bit over their skis, but earnings season may not be the catalyst for a pullback in the near term given all signs point to another [...]

Stock Market Forecast: Double Digit Earnings Growth on Tap2024-07-16T14:30:32-07:00

Medicare A, B, C, and D – Making Sense of it all


With its four distinct parts, Medicare can be an alphabet soup of complexity. We provide an overview of the various components and how they impact your healthcare costs. Medicare is available to virtually all U.S. citizens and legal residents 65 years of age and over who have previously worked and paid U.S. taxes or who [...]

Medicare A, B, C, and D – Making Sense of it all2024-05-09T15:22:49-07:00

How to Identify Investment Scams


Bernard Madoff Based on the FBI’s most recent internet crime report, investment fraud saw a 38% increase in 2023 with losses accruing up to $4.57 billion dollars. It is important to note that the FBI has seen investment scam losses increase exponentially since 2020, showing no signs of slowing down. Cybercriminals are relying [...]

How to Identify Investment Scams2024-05-09T14:45:43-07:00

3 Tax Advantages When You Invest in Qualified Opportunity Zones


Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) come up often in financial planning conversations, particularly for clients who have a strong need to mitigate capital gains tax issues. A QOZ is a classic example of one investing tool which delivers the most value as one component of a multifaceted strategy. A QOZ has four main benefits: Defer the [...]

3 Tax Advantages When You Invest in Qualified Opportunity Zones2024-05-08T13:56:07-07:00

Deepfakes – How Scammers Overseas and in US Are Targeting You and Your Money


Be aware: This article discusses the rising impact of Deepfakes and how to identify them. With the growth of technology, we’ve seen the evolution and adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) skyrocket. Looking to simplify workflows or to innovate upon existing business, cyber criminals are using these same tools to for more sophisticated cyberattacks to commit [...]

Deepfakes – How Scammers Overseas and in US Are Targeting You and Your Money2024-05-09T14:46:19-07:00

Trusts – Myths and Misconceptions about Estate Planning


Trusts are an important part of an overall estate plan, and should not be overlooked For the average investor, setting up a trust with your estate attorney as part of estate planning can make a lot of sense. For wealthy investors, it can be nearly essential. So why then do only 33% of Americans [...]

Trusts – Myths and Misconceptions about Estate Planning2024-04-12T16:07:43-07:00

Roth Conversion – Tax Strategies to Consider


Strategic Reasons for Partial Roth Conversions Before Year-End Looking for a tax-strategy for your investment portfolio? A Roth Conversion is something to consider. Both IRAs and 401(k)s provide the opportunity to cultivate tax-free growth within your investment portfolio. While contributions to Roth retirement assets incur taxes, the potential for tax-free growth and withdrawals in [...]

Roth Conversion – Tax Strategies to Consider2024-02-22T14:30:09-08:00

What to Expect Out of The Fed


Key Takeaways Inflation expectations over the next 12 months have convincingly improved, giving the Federal Reserve (Fed) reasons to pivot. We will likely notice improving inflation dynamics later this week. Risk appetite improved as investors considered bringing cash off the sidelines and into capital markets, pushing the markets to new all-time highs. Building permits, [...]

What to Expect Out of The Fed2024-01-26T09:52:10-08:00
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