As stated elsewhere in this website, our firm utilizes the custodial services of TD Ameritrade. TD Ameritrade is a world leading securities broker. They allow us to manage the client's account with the greatest of flexibility and a wide offering of investment choices, including:
- Mutual Funds
- Exchange Traded Funds
- Money Market Funds
- Bank CDs
And, because we operate as fee-only investment managers, our goal is to find the best investment for our clients. If mutual funds are appropriate for the client, we choose from no-load, low cost funds from such fund families as Vanguard and Fidelity.
Dougherty & Associates monitors investment movement for all of its securities on a regular basis, usually weekly.
For those clients that have sufficient assets and inclination to invest in individual corporate stocks, we agree with the philosophy of investor guru Warren Buffett in terms of the requirement for investor patience and selection of company stocks based on fundamental operating performance. Accordingly, for the portion of a client’s portfolio that includes individual stocks, we select from a core group of stocks that we follow very closely and that satisfy various criteria for continued long-term success. These stocks are selected from diversified industries, include many blue chips, but also include a few smaller companies with superior qualifications and growth prospects.
TD Ameritrade offers monthly comprehensive account statements, either by regular mail, or by email. The client may also sign up for online services where they can monitor their own accounts 24 hours a day.