Samuel A. Kiburz

Samuel serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer for the Crews family of banks. He manages the individual investment holdings of his clients, including individuals, families, foundations, and institutions throughout the State of Florida. Samuel has been involved in banking since 1996 and has more than 20 years experience working in wealth management.

Investments are not a deposit or other obligation of, or guaranteed by, the bank, are not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal government agency, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of principal.

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Chart of the Day: Invest from the Start

Today’s Chart of the Day comes from @QCompounding on Twitter and shows the value of some well-known companies now vs. when they became publicly owned.


Chart of the Day: 60% of People Own Stocks

Today’s Chart of the Day from an article called “Best Time to Buy Stocks” shows the percentage of households that own stocks of any form. Besides a slight decline after the Great Recession, the percentage has held steady between 50%-60% of the US population and currently stands at 61%. 


Chart of the Day: Beef vs. Pork

Today’s Chart of the Day from the Wall Street Journal shows that you aren’t imagining that beef prices have gone up. Beef prices have increased significantly versus chicken and pork since the pandemic.


Chart of the Day: Pandemic Credit Card Usage

Today’s Chart of the Day from @CharlieBiello on Twitter shows the annual change in credit card balances dating back to 2000. The latest data shows a 17.2% increase, nearing the record set in 2001 at 18.9%. This is another unintended consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic response.


Harnessing Financial Confidence Amidst an Election Year: Navigating Uncertainty with Strategy

Election years can be unsettling times, as political campaigns dominate headlines and uncertainty looms in the air. It's common for individuals and businesses to feel anxious about the potential financial impacts that elections can bring. However, it's crucial to remember that maintaining financial confidence during these periods is essential for making informed decisions and achieving long-term financial goals. In this blog, we'll explore strategies and mindset shifts that can help instill financial confidence and empower you to navigate the uncertainty of an election year.


Chart of the Day: Sell Your Winners AND Your Losers

Today’s Chart of the Day comes from Craig Lazzara's article “Persistently Disappointing.” It asks if top fund managers outperform due to skill or good luck. In EVERY fund category and over EVERY time frame, it was found to simply be good luck.


Chart of the Day: Returns are Rarely Normal

Today’s Chart of the Day comes from A Wealth of Common Sense showing the range of annual returns over the last 95 years. The long-term average is 10% over the entire period.


Chart of the Day: TV is Still Top

Today’s Chart of the Day is from the recent Harvard Caps/Harris poll. After all of these years, at 43%, TV is still the principal place people get their news.


Chart of the Day: Total Population

Today’s Chart of the Day comes from with information from the United Nations Population Fund. It shows where everyone lives on earth.


Chart of the Day: What's in Your Portfolio?

Today’s Chart of the Day from S&P Global shows the size of the United States S&P 400 Mid-Cap and S&P 600 Small-Cap Indexes vs. the size of other country’s entire market value.