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People deserve to understand what’s happening with their money.

Have you ever sat across from a financial advisor and only understood every third word they were saying? And yet they were talking about your money, your life, and your future.

At Pesta & Pesta, we believe clients should understand everything that is happening with their money; that advisors should be just as good about explaining investments as they are at making them.

First, we’re going to get to know you and discuss what’s most important to you. We’re going to figure out your goals and the outcomes you’d like to achieve with this money. We’ll do this by establishing your Family Index Number, which is the rate of return needed on your investments in order to pursue those outcomes. After we determine your Family Index Number, we allocate your money to our various investment strategies designed to help you pursue those goals.

We work with a wide variety of clients – everyone from high net worth investors to those who are just starting out. While each family gets a personalized allocation strategy, we’ve helped thousands of families navigate their complex financial needs and guided them through life’s major decisions.

As your trusted advisor, we’re focused on adding convenience and simplicity to your lives. We will make sure you’re educated on your investments and how we manage your money – as much or as little information as you’d like.

Whether you’re investing hundreds or millions, at Pesta & Pesta we’re about much more than results – we’re about helping you understand where those results have come from and why the strategy works. If you’re tired of the mystery of investing and want to know exactly what’s happening with your money, schedule an appointment today.

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Our experienced team of professionals will develop a personalized plan that gives you the power – and a path – to realize your dreams. Explore services

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Our disciplined investment strategies enable your portfolio to be managed in a way that pursues your financial goals: wealth preservation, income, or growth. Learn More

Risk Management

We recognize these risks and offer proactive strategies including life insurance, long-term care plans, and disability coverage. Learn more

Tax Planning

We do this for individuals, small business owners, corporations, partnerships, non-profits, trusts and estates. Learn more

Financial Planning

Our team of Financial advisors will analyze your current financial state and help you develop and maintain financial independence. Learn more

Estate Planning

There are several reasons to create an estate plan. You might want to make things easy and convenient for a surviving spouse or your children. You may want to sell a highly appreciated asset and pay zero capital gains tax. You may want to significantly reduce your estate tax liability and leverage the value of your estate. Learn more

Personalized Wealth Management

Pesta & Pesta’s mission is to help our clients develop and maintain financial independence. We are a wealth management firm in San Jose, CA serving affluent families, business owners, executives and institutions. Our team provides the highest level of service for our local and national clients in financial planning and investment management. Contact us today and let Pesta & Pesta help you on your True Wealth journey.

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Stock markets returned to their winning ways last week after falling the previous week. The S&P 500 soared 3.5%. The global MSCI ACWI rose 2.8%, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index edged 0.1% lower. The moves higher in the S&P 500 and MSCI ACWI were both large enough to overcome last week’s losses.

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    After two positive weeks, stocks retreated on news the U.S. would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The S&P 500 shed 2.0%. The MSCI ACWI dropped 2.4%, and the Bloomberg BarCap Aggregate Bond Index was unchanged.

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