Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I invest with Martin Capital Advisors?
Martin Capital Advisors has a proven long term track record that often has placed us at or near the top of all equity and tactical asset allocation managers for long-term returns.
How long has Martin Capital Advisors been in business?
Paul Martin, the managing partner and chief investment officer, founded Martin Capital Advisors in 1989.
What's the secret to Martin Capital's success - what's the strategy?
We utilize a performance-weighted strategy that focuses on investing in quality growth stocks and letting our winning stocks run. We use leverage and options to take advantage of extreme market conditions. However, we’re not aggressive short-term market timers.
I hear a lot about tax efficient investing. What is it and are Martin Capital Advisors' portfolios tax efficient?
Tax efficiency is expressed as a percentage. It measures the fraction of overall investment gains retained after income taxes are paid. Typically, a 39.1% marginal tax rate is used as a standard benchmark. Martin Capital manages its portfolios with the objective of total performance. Our low turnover investment strategy reduces the frequency of taxable events, which makes our tax efficiency higher than most actively and passively managed equity portfolios.
Martin Capital has a high percentage of tech stocks. Isn't that risky?
We have a high exposure to the technology sector because we believe that is where the strongest growth will occur. With the United States leading the world in technological advancements, along with an ever-increasing global economy, we remain committed to the strongest companies within this sector.
I like your investing style, but I would like to take a less aggressive approach. Can Martin Capital assist me?
Yes, we actually have six different portfolio styles that we offer. Our Balanced Portfolio and Conservative Portfolio are two styles that are available with substantial fixed-income components and less risk.
How do I get started?
Please contact Martin Capital Advisors. We will send you the appropriate materials and answer any questions you may have.