Press Release ~ Dwight A Pike Joins Lantern

Lantern Investments, Inc. (Lantern), a full-service retail and institutional broker-dealer is pleased to announce the hiring of industry veteran Dwight A. Pike.

Dwight Pike is an experienced professional with over 35 years of investment experience. He has worked with institutions and individuals to create and manage fixed income and equity portfolios.

Prior to joining Lantern, Dwight was affiliated with Westport Resources Investment Services, Inc. Early in his career, Dwight managed an equity portfolio for Cowen Asset Management and was a founding partner of Unquowa Partners, an institutional brokerage firm.

We are excited that Dwight has chosen to join the Lantern team, stated Keith Lanton. We look forward to leveraging his knowledge and experience to enhance the Lantern Wealth platform.

Dwight earned his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1983. He obtained a B.A. degree in economics from the College of Wooster and an MBA® from the University of Connecticut.

About Lantern Investments, Inc.

Founded in 1993, Lantern Investments, Inc. is a full-service retail and institutional broker-dealer with fixed income securities as its base. Today, Lantern Investments is proud to be a leading bond specialist, finding value for clients across the country. In addition to three New York offices, Lantern has offices in Texas, Chicago, and California. Through its fee-based affiliate, Lantern Wealth Advisors LLC, Lantern provides asset & wealth management solutions as well as financial planning services. The Lantern group of companies services over $1 billion in assets for high net worth clients. To learn more about Lantern Investments, please visit the company’s web site at http://www.lanternwealth.com

Lantern Investments Adds Municipal Bond Veteran to its Lineup

September 29, 2017

Lantern Investments, Inc. (Lantern), a full-service retail and institutional broker-dealer, announced today the hiring of industry veteran Brad Harris as Director of Fixed Income Investments.

Brad Harris is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in finance. He is the third generation of municipal bond specialists in his family. Prior to joining Lantern Investments, Brad was Senior Vice President of the family-owned Douglas & Co. Municipals, a 45-year-old Municipal Bond firm. He brings with him expertise in bond trading, sales and asset management. Brad will run a branch office of Lantern in midtown Manhattan.

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10/25/2015 - Investment Profiles of Senior Clients Can Be Misconstrued

By Wendy Lanton

In their own way, words are nothing but metaphors indicating the objects they epitomize. Every word can be viewed as a metaphor representing something beyond its simple spelling and articulation. This is particularly true for some of the language featured in the industry standard new account form.

09/30/2015 Make Your Client Relationship Personal and Keep It Compliant

Cultivating a long lasting client bond is crucial to both the longevity of the relationship and future generations.

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Cultivating a long lasting client bond is crucial to both the longevity of the relationship and future generations.

Clients look to their financial services professionals as a resource for their financial needs. Whether it is a broad based conversation about their long-term financial needs, narrowly focused questions regarding their taxes or inquiring about the latest breaking news on CNBC, the financial professional is a trusted source.

09/10/2015 - Closed-End Funds – Astute Investors Take Advantage of Big Discounts on Already Reduced Prices

By Keith Lanton

September 10, 2015 at 11:25 AM EDT

Some leveraged Closed-end Funds are currently paying distribution rates as high as 10%.

Melville, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/10/2015 -- Hate to haggle for a bargain? You're not alone. So, imagine your excitement at having the opportunity to shop at a store where most prices are meaningfully discounted from where they were just a few weeks ago. Now, picture that a kind stranger just handed you a coupon to take an additional discount off the already reduced prices.

08/31/2015 The Fiduciary Rule Should Be Education

by Wendy Lanton

Teaching investors the role their financial representatives play is a crucial component of the educational process.

The recent barrage of articles regarding the “fiduciary standard” is not bound to cease but rather to endure. At the crux of the debate is the Department of Labor’s [DOL] intention to adopt and enforce a new standard that would, among other things, force brokers who work with retirement accounts to become fiduciaries. 

6/22/2015 - Cybersecurity is Not Just for the Big Firms

By Wendy Lanton

While almost all broker-dealer and investment advisory firms recognize they need a plan to deter, prevent and detect cyber invasions, most advisors don’t seem to realize the vital role they play.

Simple steps can make the difference between keeping client data secure and suffering a cyber attack

4/06/2015 - This April Don't Be Fooled by Your Brokerage Statement

Melville, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/06/2015 -- "Don't judge a book by its cover and your investment performance by its brokerage statement!" cautions Keith Lanton, President of Lantern Investments.

Lanton warns that investors continue to inaccurately assess the performance of their investments, especially around this time of the year, tax season, when they review their 1099 Form.

3/09/2015 - Zero-coupon bonds offer certainty

By Keith Lanton

Holding tax-free municipals to maturity can make otherwise skittish investors more confident

The only certain thing about investing is uncertainty. That theme was validated last year and humbled the wise men of Wall Street. Seventy-two out of 72 economists polled predicted that interest rates would rise. Yet the 10-year Treasury yield fell to 2.20% from 3.00%. In addition, none of the economists foresaw the price of oil tumbling to under $60 a barrel from $110, yet it did.

1/08/2015 - Tax-Free Zeros Shine Amid the Bond-Market Blahs

By Keith Lanton

Zero-coupon tax-free bonds may offer the best investment opportunity in today’s fixed-income market. Intermediate- and longer-term tax-free zeros are currently yielding about 20% more than comparable coupon-paying bonds. For example, an investor in a high-tax state can earn 3.50% to 3.75% on a 20-year tax-free muni. A client in a high federal and state tax bracket could see a tax-equivalent yield of 7.00% to 7.50%.

11/24/2014 - The Dreaded Annual Compliance Questionnaire

By Wendy Lanton

It's that time of year when the compliance department hands out the annual compliance questionnaire. It comes with an overwhelming sense of anxiety to many advisors even if they have nothing to fear. Why is it so dreaded? Here are the top five reasons why it is so feared:

4/23/2013 - Truth and Investing

By Keith Lanton
 
A recent DALBAR study reveals that from 1990-2010 the average investor earned a 3.49% equity profit. Over the same time period the S&P returned 7.81%. Why has the average investor underperformed the S&P by 4%? I believe the answer lies within.

12/15/2012 - The #1 Mistake Wise Bond Investors Make

By Sal Favarolo

The Federal Reserve, in keeping with its dual mandate of pursuing full employment and stable prices, has been conducting aggressive monetary policy driving interest rates to historically, low levels. This action by the Fed has resulted in large gains in bond prices. As such, most bonds are now trading at what is referred to as a “premium”. 

Company Info

35 Pinelawn Rd., Suite 101E
Melville, NY 11747
Tel: 800.860.1010 or 631.454.2000
Email: Keith@lanterninvestments.com

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Advisory services offered through Lantern Wealth Advisors, LLC., a registered investment advisor. Securities offered through Lantern Investments Inc., a registered broker dealer, Member FINRA, MSRB, SIPC.