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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
Gasoline is now more than $4 a gallon. Grocery prices are increasing dramatically. Home equity is dropping as the housing market reels from bad loans and bad borrowing. Seniors on fixed incomes are finding there is much, too much month left at the end of the money. Yes, money talks and lately it seems it never says anything as often as "good-bye."
All of us are, or should be, concerned about mapping out a sound financial strategy. It's so important to set realistic, meaningful and believable goals regarding our finances.
Contango Capital Advisors is a fine company that offers a conservative, creative approach to financial strategy. I visited with Contango President David Magee about current financial situations and how his company helps to establish goal-oriented investment strategies for individuals and families.
David told me how vital it is for Contango to fully understand clients' situations, as well as their needs and objectives. That personal understanding enables the development of investment philosophies that aid in developing the right strategy — backed by rigorous analysis — to meet specific goals and aspirations.
I was impressed with the expertise Contango professionals have in the financial field. They have substantial experience in asset markets, financial planning and corporate finance.
At my stage of life, I am interested in managing risk. David explained that Contango Capital Advisors understands why risk management is important. He explained how the company measures risk and how a sophisticated value-at-risk software application measures potential losses in managed portfolios. After measuring the risk, Contango can aid in managing it.
My visit convinced me that Contango Capital Advisors can be of great value at any time, but particularly in stressful times like those we're facing now.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.