Know When It's Time To Exercise Stock Options Or Just Sit Tight

This is a good article that explains how this firm uses the "Insight Ratio" (Time Value / Black Scholes) to help their clients with employee stock options to make prudent exercise decisions.   I like the "Core Capital" concept, but think that the level of concentration in company stock and options should also be factored in.  Bill D. by Kathleen M. Fisher and Richard  L.N. Weaver from The AllianceBernstein Blog on Investing Lots of stock options have become valuable in the recent stock market...

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Using Rule 10b5-1 Plans To Trade Company Stock (from myStockOptions.com Blog)

The myStockOptions.com Blog last week featured a topic advisors are seeking to learn more about when they implement a financial plan for executive clients. myStockOptions.com has permitted us to repost their blog commentary below. We have recommended the use of a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan if you often know important confidential information about your company and are thus at risk of being inconveniently restricted from stock transactions because of the rules against insider trading. A properly created prearranged 10b5-1 trading...

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Equity Compensation Advisor News: June 2013

Industry information and ideas to help financial advisors grow their practices by engaging individuals with equity compensation, managing their holdings and helping them to make prudent diversification decisions regarding their employee stock options and company shares. Elevator Pitch for Engaging Corporate Executives:  Financial advisors who are targeting corporate executives or are likely to encounter one in their practice need to be able to explain how they can provide value in a quick and succinct manner.  Here are some ideas that will help you to be...

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Elevator Pitch for Engaging Corporate Executives

Financial advisors who work with or are targeting corporate executives need to be able to explain how they can provide value in a quick and succinct manner.  Here are some ideas that will help you to be more effective at engaging executives. Corporate executives have one key financial issue that other types of clients don't have: equity compensation grants (i.e. employee stock options or restricted/performance shares).  These grants often represent a significant portion of their total compensation and are often misunderstood by the recipient.  Consequently, advisors who can engage...

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