SFA Blog'S ARCHIVE

  • Due to increasingly sophisticated attacks upon websites throughout all industries, SEI has proactively made necessary changes to significantly increase security access to protect your data. During the weekend of October 24-25, AccessMyPortfolio.com, the SEI website, will undergo enhanced website authentication. During this time,the website will be unavailable. During your first login on or after October […]

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  • Professional investors know something that most people find impossible to believe: that the threat of scary ups and downs in the markets is by far the best friend of the long-term investor. Why? Because over the long term, stocks have provided returns far higher than bonds or cash. If it weren’t for the occasional dizzying […]

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  • You could say that the markets took a breather in the third quarter of 2014.  The markets experienced a difficult month of September, giving up some of the gains from the prior eight months and causing investors to worry that we’re about to experience more of the same. Nobody seems to have a convincing explanation […]

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  • Dear Clients, We are aware that June SEI statements are incomplete. We contacted the custodian and they identified and isolated the issue.  They also identified a code change required that is being deployed this weekend to prevent this from happening in the future. SEI is in the process of reproducing those statements.  They will be […]

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  • It’s hard to describe single-digit first half returns as a raging bull market, but it’s also hard to feel too negative about a six month period when U.S. Equities recorded new highs and virtually everything in your portfolio–including bonds–rose in value. Where do we go from here? The long bull market that started in March […]

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  • Dear clients, Effective Monday, June 2, 2014, a new, enhanced SEI investor website will be released. The new website address is www.AccessMyPortfolio.com. Please review the details below from SEI regarding the changes. Here is the schedule for giving you access to this new website: • SEI will provide you with your new User ID, password […]

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  • Dear Clients, We would like to provide advance notice of two mailings you will be receiving from SEI in the next couple of weeks. SEI is upgrading their back office systems, which affects statement frequency and online account access. This upgrade is an enhancement and will be a positive for our clients in many ways. […]

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  • On Tuesday, April 22, Security First Advisors celebrated Earth Day by holding our 2nd annual shred and electronics recycle event. Thank you to all who attended. Together, we created a very positive impact on the environment — and we hope a lasting one on you with our added element of the guest speakers on personal […]

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  • On Monday news came out regarding the discovery of a significant and widespread security problem; the HeartbleedOpenSSL Bug. This encryption security hole causes a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, which is used by roughly two-thirds of all websites on the Internet to secure private information as it travels over the web. This email is our effort to […]

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  • You may have heard about the 60 Minutes interview with author Michael Lewis, a former Wall Street broker, author of “Liar’s Poker” and “The Big Short,” who has just come out with a new book entitled “Flash Boys.” Lewis is an eloquent and astute critic of Wall Street’s creative and predatory practices, and in his […]

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