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Osbon Capital Management is a fee-only registered investment advisory firm located in Boston. With no products to sell or shareholders to satisfy, we work only for our clients, providing candid, unbiased, independent guidance. We’ve worked hard to create an investor experience as unique as our clients and their families.

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Your portfolio is carefully tailored to your financial needs and family priorities, while managing risk, expenses and tax exposure.

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Utilizing best-in-class technology we provide comprehensive real-time reporting on all your assets, regardless of location or manager.

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As a client, you gain access to our solid network of tax, accounting, estate and other specialists. Together we provide clear direction on difficult topics.

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Latest Articles

Ten Years Post-Crisis, What Have We Learned?

Sep 19, 2018 - John Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

September 2018 is the month to mark – not celebrate – the ten-year anniversary of the financial crisis. The crisis started on three specific days. First, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were put into government conservatorship on September 6th. Next, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15th. Finally, AIG was bailed out by the government on September 16. Just recalling these events can give you the chills. What have we learned since then?

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Determining your liquid assets

6 factors that influence how much cash to hold

Aug 29, 2018 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

Between boomers wrapping up careers and entrepreneurs thinking about new ones, many are considering retiring from current roles to follow other pursuits, passions and opportunities. For these folks, a critical question is how much cash to hold. Cash reserves provide a sense of security, a buffer against a challenging investment climate and dry powder for interesting one-off opportunities. How much is enough? Is there such a thing as too much? The answer is often a dynamic moving target. Here are…

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Price Targets Are Obsolete: Why are they still a thing?

Sep 12, 2018 - John Osbon ( 5 mins to read)

Apple is in the news again this week because of its Gathering Round conference where the company announces new products and upgrades. With every event like this comes a new round of price targets and buy/hold/sell recommendations from Wall Street analysts. Our question is why do they bother? Individual price targets are notoriously unreliable and can be dangerously wrong.

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Peak Passive? Not so fast.

Sep 5, 2018 - Max Osbon ( 6 mins to read)

The FT ran a story this week asking if we’ve hit “peak passive.” Similar to peak oil, peak “X” refers to an asset class hitting a sort of critical mass or market saturation. It also vaguely implies that there is no more room to grow and down is the only direction possible. With millions of investors relying on portfolios of passive index ETFs, this could be a mass catastrophe in the making. Or is it? Let’s take an objective look…

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Now that school is back in session, you may want to take advantage of the intellectual capital available in Boston. Sponsored by the Starr Foundation, the CIS Starr Forum brings academics, public intellectuals and policymakers to the MIT campus for public discussion and lecture.

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