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05.28.2024

Press Release: SYKON Capital Partners with My First Nest Egg

Bring Financial Literacy to Local Communities with SYKON Capital and My First Nest Egg

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05.17.2024

SYKON Capital Partners with My First Nest Egg

SYKON Capital partners with the My First Nest Egg financial literacy program to help empower families to make informed financial decisions and help secure their futures

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04.24.2024

Dividend income funds and potential benefits to investors

Gregg Greenberg of Investment News features Joe Castiglie discussing derivative income funds as an investment.

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04.21.2024

BluffBooks Podcast discussing Behavioral Finance

Todd Stankiewicz appears on the BluffBooks podcast discussing Richard Thaler's book, Misbehaving, and all things Behavioral Finance

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04.19.2024

SYKON Guest Authors the Investopedia Chart Advisor

Todd Stankiewicz talks about the FOMC Conundrum, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Seasonality effects in today's Chart Advisor

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04.18.2024

SYKON Guest Authors the Investopedia Chart Advisor

Todd Stankiewicz talks about high yield credit spreads, Growth and Values equities and inflation expectations in today's Chart Advisor

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04.17.2024

SYKON Guest Authors the Investopedia Chart Advisor

Todd Stankiewicz guest authors the Investopedia Chart Advisor. We talk about Rate cure expectations, RRGs and the US Dollar.

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04.16.2024

SYKON Guest Authors the Investopedia Chart Advisor

Todd Stankiewicz talks about S&P 500 rising wedges, mulitple time frame analysis and peak recession probabilities in the most recent Chart Advisor post.

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04.11.2024

Advisors weigh PE allocations in face of rising rates

Gregg Greenberg of Investment News features Todd Stankiewicz discussing the effects of higher interest rates and the inverted yield curve on Private Equity

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04.04.2024

SYKON Capital joins S&P Dow Jones Indices Panel on Factor Investing

Joe Castiglie featured as a panelist with S&P Dow Jones Indices to discuss factor investing and factor-based portfolio construction.

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02.09.2024

Why some advisors have a preference for preferred stock

Gregg Greenberg of Investment News features Todd Stankiewicz discussing the preferred stock landscape.

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01.16.2024

Transforming the Wealth Management Experience

In this episode of Mastering Your Financial Life, Judy Heft interviews Todd Stankiewicz, president and CIO of SYKON Capital. Todd's mission is to transform the wealth management experience. At SYKON, they champion a pioneering approach that goes beyond traditional risk metrics

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12.11.2023

Reasons to Be Cautious Following Especially Strong Month for the Stock Market

Todd Stankiewicz appears on asset TV's ChartMasters with Jessica Dagenhart

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11.10.2023

SYKON Capital joins the Nasdaq TradeTalks Panel

Todd Stankiewicz joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq TradeTalks to discuss how clients perceive the current environment, end of year portfolio and budget strategies, financial positioning for 2024, and the next gen advisor.

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11.08.2023

SYKON Guest Authors the Investopedia Chart Advisor

SYKON Captial CIO, Todd Stankiewicz explores the implications of investor sentiment and emerging opportunities across the yield curve.

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10.16.2023

SYKON Capital is featured in CMT Association's Educational Web Series

In this presentation, Todd Stankiewicz, from SYKON Capital, delves into best practices for communication and implementation in technical based strategies. Using personal experiences as a backdrop, he underscores the importance of marrying deep market insights with client-centric communication. He champions the notion that the heart of successful financial engagements lies in technical prowess paired with effective dialogue and execution.

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10.06.2023

SYKON Guest Authors the Investopedia Chart Advisor

On the last day as guest author, we visit AAII Investor Sentiment, Retail Sales data, and whether or not the market has capitulated.

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10.05.2023

SYKON Guest Authors the Investopedia Chart Advisor

SYKON Capital CIO, Todd Stankiewicz explores Raindrop Charts and what insights we are able to gain from this new technique

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10.04.2023

SYKON Guest Authors the Investopedia Chart Advisor

SYKON Capital CIO, Todd Stankiewicz examines the current state of indicators that have previously won the Charles H Dow award from the CMT Association.

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10.03.2023

SYKON Guest Authors the Investopedia Chart Advisor

SYKON Capital CIO, Todd Stankiewicz dives deeps into Relative Rotation Graphs (RRG) in today's edition of Chart Advisor

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10.02.2023

SYKON is a Guest Author for Investopedia's Chart Advisor

Follow our daily updates as Todd Stankiewicz was invited by the CMT Association to be a guest author on Investopedia's Chart Advisor

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06.23.2023

$500M Merrill Team Exits to Start RIA, Broker with $325M Joins LPL Employee Unit - AdvisorHub

Merrill Lynch brokers managing a combined $825 million have shed their wirehouse jerseys to open independent practices.

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06.23.2023

$500M Merrill Team Launches Sykon Capital With tru Independence | Wealth Management

Sykon represents the fourth team to join tru Independence in the last five months, bringing the platform to $2 billion in new assets in the first half of 2023.

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06.23.2023

Financial Advisor IQ - $500M FA Team Leaves Merrill, Goes Indie with Tru Independence

The New York City–based group led by a 40-year industry veteran is the fourth team in five months to align with independent advisory network tru Independence.

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06.23.2023

Former $500m Merrill team launches RIA with tru Independence (citywire.com)

Five former Merrill Lynch staffers have broken away to start an independent RIA called Sykon Capital, which is based in Harrison, N.Y.

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06.20.2023

tru Independence Launches $500 Million Sykon Capital

tru Independence, (“tru”) a $10 billion and growing national independent advisory community, today announces the launch of Sykon Capital (“Sykon”), the latest firm to join tru’s growing roster of independent advisory businesses. Sykon is the second group from the New York City area to partner with tru in the past three months and signifies the firm’s expanding national reach.

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06.20.2023

$500M FA Team Leaves Merrill, Goes Indie with Tru Independence

The New York City–based group led by a 40-year industry veteran is the fourth team in five months to align with independent advisory network tru Independence.

Sykon Commentary & Thought Leadership

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04.19.2024

Be careful what you wish for!

The market is eagerly anticipating a FOMC rate cut, but history maybe telling us that a fed funds cut may not be so good

Sykon Commentary & Thought Leadership

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04.18.2024

What clues do high yield credit spreads provide?

With credit spreads trading at historically tight levels, what clues does this provide about the market?

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04.17.2024

Changing inflation expectations

Expectations for inflation are changing rapidly and having an effect on the equity and fixed income markets

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04.16.2024

Changing tides in the markets

We explore important charts about the recent increase in market volatility.

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04.01.2024

Debt vs. Investment: A Strategic Guide to Optimizing Your Financial Decisions

One common query from both clients and prospects is whether they should prioritize paying off their debt or investing their money. This guide delves into the nuances of debt and offers practical rules of thumb to help you decide your next steps in the financial planning journey.

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03.26.2024

S&P500 Rising Wedge and bearish RSI Divergence

As the S&P500 index forms a rising wedge, can the RSI provide even more context as to what the next move may be.

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03.14.2024

S&P500 Overbought Bear Divergance

With the market making new highs, it appears to have become over extended. What are the probabilities of the next move?

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03.07.2024

Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Right Pet Insurance: Expanding Your Understanding for Informed Decisions

Unlock the secrets to safeguarding your pet's health and your financial peace of mind with our in-depth guide to navigating the complexities of pet insurance

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02.25.2024

Navigating Market Trends: The Untapped Potential of Healthcare in a Tech-Dominated Landscape

Discover how shifting our focus from the tech hype to the emerging opportunities in healthcare can redefine portfolio strategy in today's dynamic equity market.

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02.06.2024

The FOMC teaches us an important lesson about the true meaning of RISK.

The recent FOMC warning prompts prompts us to reevaluate our understanding of risk and its true meaning in the financial landscape.

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01.30.2024

Maximizing Your Golden Years: Smart Strategies to help Minimize 401K Fees and help Maximize Retirement Wealth

Unlock the techniques (or strategies) to help maximize your 401K: Dive into our latest blog for essential insights for help on reducing fees and boosting your retirement savings!

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01.25.2024

The 4 Pillars of Market and Economic Strength

With all the claims of a new bull market, lets break down the data to see if this scenario is a reality.

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01.09.2024

Has the FOMC Pulled Off the Soft Landing?

As market participants reach almost Euphoric levels, we examine whether or not the FOMC has pulled off the soft landing.

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01.04.2024

Beyond the Clock: Embracing the True Value of Time in Our Lives

Discover the untold value of time in our latest blog. Learn how aligning your time with your core values can transform your approach to life and finances

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12.20.2023

What goes up……must go up even more?!?

Has the Dow Jones Industrial Average gotten so overbought that it is actually a positive indicator for forward returns?

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12.12.2023

Six Months of Transformation: Celebrating Our Journey and Embracing the Future at SYKON Capital

Six Months of Transformation: Celebrating Our Journey and Embracing the Future at SYKON Capital" reflects on the significant progress made in the first six months of SYKON Capital, highlighting the integration of behavioral finance into wealth management and expressing gratitude towards partners who have contributed to this transformative journey.

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12.04.2023

Caution Ahead: A Critical Analysis of Current Stock Market Trends and Investor Sentiment

Explore our latest analysis of the stock market, digging into the S&P 500's current resistance levels and investor sentiment trends. Understand why patience and flexibility are key in navigating potential overbought conditions and correlating interest rate influences.

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12.01.2023

SYKON Capital's Visionary Approach to Wealth Management

Explore how SYKON Capital transcends traditional financial advisory services, aligning with Tony Robbins' principles for trusted advisors. Our latest blog delves into our unique, client-first approach, ensuring transparency, personalized strategies, and a commitment to your financial well-being.

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11.01.2023

What Might Seasonality Tell Us about the Markets?

In a financial world marked by ever-evolving dynamics, our exploration of market seasonality has illuminated intriguing trends and shifting patterns. While November shines as a beacon of strength for the S&P 500 index, the 10-year Treasury yield's relationship with seasonality introduces an element of unpredictability. Join us as we navigate the intricate dynamic between tradition and transformation in the world of investments. Discover how historical insights merge with contemporary market realities, and why adaptability is the cornerstone of effective wealth management and investment strategy in today's dynamic financial landscape.

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10.17.2023

S&P500 Oversold Bounce May Not Be Enough

After last week’s oversold bounce, what are the charts suggesting maybe next for the S&P500.

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10.12.2023

Beyond the Spotlight: Crafting a Financial Game Plan for Athletes

While many dream of the glitz and glamour of a professional sports career, few consider the unique financial challenges athletes face. From an average career span of just 3-5 years to the increased risks of injuries, athletes tread a different financial path than most. I this piece, Shawn Teufel delves into the importance of robust preparation and planning, emphasizing the pivotal role of choosing the right agent and wealth advisor. At SYKON Capital, we're committed to guiding athletes through this intricate journey, ensuring their earnings support them well beyond their playing days.

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09.25.2023

The Charts are Drawing a Line in the Sand

The market pulled back late last week to some very important levels in reaction to the FOMC commentary. What levels are we watching on the charts to help determine where the risk and reward lie.

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09.19.2023

Can the FOMC Truly Pivot? A Glimpse into Forward-Looking Indicators

The prevailing market sentiment suggests an anticipated FOMC pivot towards a rate reduction. However, one must ponder the implications should inflation rear its head once again, necessitating the FOMC to maintain higher rates or even consider rate hikes.

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09.13.2023

Fixed Income ETFs: The New Frontier of Fixed income Investing

Discover the transformative journey from traditional mutual funds to the agile world of ETFs. Dive into the distinct advantages and potential of fixed income ETFs in today's investment landscape

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08.10.2023

Is It Too Early To Be Lowering Recession Expectations?

Despite the numerous examples throughout history when announcing that this time is different has proven disastrous, many major banks have been lowering recession risk probabilities recently.

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08.03.2023

Are We at the Threshold of a Major Rotation in Market Leadership?

With Technology, Consumer Discretionary and Communications Services Sectors Dominating so far this year, what are RRG charts telling us about what may come next?

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08.01.2023

Is this rally exhausted?

After a very strong rally in equities, the major equity indices are starting to show signs of exhaustion across multiple time frames.

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07.20.2023

This Time is Different. Or is it?

We look at what the bond market may be telling us about this market and how history may be rhyming.

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07.14.2023

The US Dollar - Where do the indicators stand?

We filter through the noise and listen to what the indicators are telling us about the US dollar index

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07.12.2023

THE Chart to Watch

The chart we are watching. What levels may be important for the S&P500 Index in the coming week.

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05.01.2024

SYKON April 2024 Market Update

SYKON Capital provides key updates in the April 2024 market update.

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03.26.2024

Discussion with Laurie Hirsch Schulz of Westchester Youth Alliance

Todd has the opportunity to discuss the important role Westchester Youth Alliance in playing in developing community minded young adults with Laurie Hirsch Schulz.

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02.06.2024

Crafting the Best Life through Stories: A Conversation with Eileen Moskowitz-Palma on Writing, Challenges, and Entrepreneurship

Join us as we dive into the world of friendships, writing, and the pursuit of one's best life with Eileen. Discover how she turned her passion into success and how her stories inspire others to live their best lives.

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11.22.2023

SYKON Capital November 2023 Market Update

Stephen Ruvituso, Todd Stankiewicz, and Joe Castiglie discuss the November 2023 Market outlook. We also address some new great tools we are giving clients access to.

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11.10.2023

Unlocking Financial Insights: Exploring Behavioral Finance with Shlomo Benartzi

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of behavioral finance with the brilliant Shlomo Benartzi, as he shares profound insights on how psychology and finance converge to nudge society.

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10.25.2023

SYKON Capital discusses the Real Estate Landcape

Todd Stankiewicz of SYKON Capital discusses the Westchester County, NY and Palm Beach, FL real estate markets with Sotheby's International Realty global advisors Carla Christenson and Bonnie Stein.

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09.20.2023

SYKON September 2023 Market Update

The SYKON Capital team presents the September 2023 Monthly Market update where we talk about the charts and data moving the markets

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09.06.2023

Market Breadth Decoded: A Deep Dive with Pacer ETF's Aidan O'Hara

Navigate the intricate waters of stock market breadth with Aidan O'Hara. This exclusive segment unravels the lesser-known facets of market dynamics, delivering keen insights essential for savvy investors.

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08.23.2023

Unveiling the Overlooked: Treasury Yields and their Market Implications

In this incisive presentation, SYKON Capital delves into the intricate dynamics of the Fixed Income markets, placing a spotlight on the treasury yields that often go unnoticed. Navigate the subtle shifts of the yield curve, discover their profound impact on various sectors of the financial world, and understand how these movements can shape your investment strategy. Merging technical analysis with real-world insights, we aim to equip investors with the knowledge to anticipate market changes and respond proactively

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07.10.2023

SYKON Capital June 2023 Market Update

Our June 2023 market update

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06.05.2023

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