A Professional Investor’s Top Tips

Do you want to raise your net worth or beef up your retirement portfolio? If you do, you should be introduced to Sam Tabar, a prominent business attorney and capital strategist from New York City.

Mr. Tabar advises the casual investor to approach commodity trading with caution, if at all. Commodity trading is risky because it is more sensitive to changes in its respective market sector such as global economic development, technological advances, market demand, and major disruptions in supply. These changes are often difficult or even impossible to predict. Sam Tabar advises that commodity investors have “the financial wherewithal to absorb the potential short term losses often found in such a volatile sector.”

Mutual funds are often a good fit for the casual, cautious investor. Mutual funds are investment programs that diversify funds collected from a pool of investors across a wide range of securities such as stocks, bonds, money market instruments, and similar assets to meet the investment objectives of the investors as a group. Sam Tabar also encourages investment in privately owned businesses. According to Mr. Tabar, investment in socially conscious startup businesses is a good way make money and help others as well.

However you prefer to invest, Sam Tabar’s most two most important tips are: 1) make sure your portfolio is properly diversified and 2) the best time to invest is the present. “You want to make sure that you do not have all your eggs in one basket when that hot stock comes back down to Earth,” says Tabar and also adds, “You do not want to look back in your retirement years and wish you had begun investing sooner.”

Sam Tabar began as an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP; was Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development at SPARX Group Co./PMA Investment Advisors; worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Director and Head of Capital Strategy for the Asia-Pacific region; and lent his legal expertise to Schulte Roth & Zabel as Senior Associate working with hedge funds, fund formation and structure, and regulatory and compliance issues. Sam Tabar received his B.A. with honors from Oxford University and his law degree from Columbia Law School where he was Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review.