Manages Parisian Family Office. Began Wall Street, 82. Founded investment firm, Native American Advisors. Member, White Earth Chippewa Tribe. Was NYSE/FINRA arb. Conservative. Raised on Native reservations. Pureblood, clot-shot free. In a world elevated on a tech-driven dopamine binge, he trades from Ghost Ranch on the Yellowstone River in MT, his TN farm, Pamelot or CASA TULE', his winter camp in Los Cabos, Mexico. Always been, and will always be, an optimist.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ditching them when they don't have it ........

A very good writer by the name of Dan Jamieson who writes for Investment News did a piece some time ago on how small fry investors are getting ditched by brokerage firms. I have known Dan for probably a decade plus and frankly, it is awful hard to find a writer who knows how the securities business actually operates to the detriment of small (and large) investors.

Dan wrote, "Last year, Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. and Morgan Stanley, both of New York, stopped paying brokers for any kind of business done in households with investible assets of less than $50,000 and $35,000, respectively."

The reason these firms ditch the small fry is because they are unable to make them any. They can't "turn" the assets either daily, weekly, quarterly or annually to generate enough in fees and commissions to warrant "servicing" them, whatever brokers do to service clients. Usually brokers call to sell or "switch" investment products that generate income for the broker.

At Chippewa Partners we don't have minimums. Never have, never will.

We don't discriminate between those who have and those who want to have.

Native America had it right for hundreds of years. Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then, will we find that money can not be consumed. Recognize the bottom line should not be measured in dollars and cents.

At Chippewa Partners we don’t have a minimum account size because who’s a guy like Dean Parisian that grew up on the poorest county in America, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation too good to tell someone they’re too small to get world-class investment help?

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