Financial Advisor Gives Investable Benchmark Grants to Students
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA (November 18, 2021) – ETF Portfolio Management (ETF PM), a revolutionary financial advisory firm, has pledged $122,000 in charitable donations since 2010. The firm has a Pledge to Give Back in which a percentage of each client’s advisory fee is donated to fund student grants annually.
The total amount above includes $15,000 pledged for calendar year 2021 with half of the funds going to Investable Benchmark Grants and half going to fund these grants long-term. This year, 15 students were each awarded grants of $500.
Investable Benchmark Grants
The student grant recipients are required to invest the $500 evenly in the 3x Nasdaq 100 ETF (TQQQ), the Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), and the Ethereum Trust (ETHE). In addition, students were also given a signed copy of ETF PM’s book, titled “Investable Benchmarks: A Guide to ETFs Technology and Leverage.”
Universal Basic Investment
“Our intention is to give back by supporting financial education and independence. These grants are designed to share the lesson that technology and leveraged diversification can be a free retirement nest egg,” said David Kreinces, ETF PM’s Founder and Portfolio Manager. “This priceless lesson, as explained in our book, can help all investors. We also believe that a similar model can facilitate universal basic income through ‘universal basic investment’ in top diversified exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with moderate leverage.”
American Dream ETF
Students are required to invest one-third of their $500 grant in the 3x Nasdaq-100 ETF (TQQQ), which we have named “The American Dream ETF” mainly for the following reasons:
- The broadly diversified Nasdaq-100 index appears to be the next-generation S&P 500. The two indexes have seven of the same top 10 holdings, and the Nasdaq-100 has double the overall technology exposure.
- This past decade, the Nasdaq-100 delivered 687% in total return, almost double the S&P gain of 366%, and artificial intelligence is expected to be far more powerful in the future.
- Adding moderate leverage, the 3x Nasdaq-100 (TQQQ) delivered a total return of 117x this past decade, or 61% annualized. At that rate of return, a $500 seed investment would reach $2 million in 18 years. Even if the rate of return is cut in half, a 31% annualized return could grow $500 to $2 million in 32 years. Clearly, leveraged diversification can be a carton of extra retirement nest eggs.
In recent years, the top cryptocurrency trusts, Bitcoin (GBTC) and Ethereum (ETHE), have actually been outperforming TQQQ. Simply owning the technology matrix, and the top cryptocurrencies, may be the best defense workers have against wage loss to automation. We also note that some investors may prefer to buy bitcoin and ether directly through a cryptocurrency exchange.
Prior to 2019, these annual donations were given to schools and charities selected by ETF PM clients. Since inception, ETF PM has helped to support the following 31 individual students and 69 community schools and non-profit entities:
31 Investable Benchmark Grants: Junaid R., Kimberly M., Kyndra M., Abraham F., Uriel F., Ashley l., Nikki F., Samantha S., Janet S., Monica S., Tuan H., Guarav D, Matthew R, Kevin V., Pilar D, Alex W., Meira C., Joziah M., Jericho C., Litzahaya C., Justin C., Taelor B., Ariel A., Alexis R., Hayat R., Te’yanah O., Brenijia B., Brenda A., Andrew M., Emily M., Greyson W.
12 Schools (public & private): Agoura HS, CA, Banyan, CA, Bridges Charter, CA, Gabrielino HS, CA, La Reina HS, CA, Ladera, CA, Lewiston HS, ID, Otsego, NY, St. Michael’s, CA, Sycamore Canyon, CA, Thousand Oaks HS, CA, Viewpoint, CA
57 Non-Profit Organizations: Two YMCAs – Miller Family & Triunfo, 5-Star Theatricals, ALLWAYZ ON STAGE, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Because of Hope, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Calvary Chapel Echo Park, Casa de Amma, Casa Pacifica, Catholic Charities, Chabad Newbury Park, Children Without Shoes International, Children’s Aid Society, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Compassionate Service Society, Craig D. Tifford Foundation, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Cure Dystonia Now, From Chrysalis to Wings, Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, Gerson Institute, Greater Contribution, Hearing Health Foundation, Hippocrates Health Institute, Inheritance of Hope, Itty Bittys and Pitties Rescue, Khan Academy, Lend A Hand Project, Malibu Adamson House Foundation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association Southern Nevada, Nature Conservancy, Newbury Park Basketball Association, NORML, Performing Animal Welfare Society, The Philadelphia Foundation, Realm of Caring Foundation, Ronald McDonald House New York, Salvation Army New Jersey, School On Wheels, Seeds of Peace, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center, Team for Kids, Turtle Conservancy, United States Power Squadrons Educational Fund, Unity Shoppe, Vegan Shift, Weinstein Hospice, and Wounded Warrior Project.
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