About Me

David C. Grimaldi, MBA, CFP®

Financial Planner

Email: David.Grimaldi@IFPadvisor.com
Phone: 860.734.0421

Mission Statement

To help clients tackle their financial obstacles and achieve their financial goals by using a disciplined, goal-oriented approach. Dave specializes in retirement planning, investment strategies, as well as estate planning and tax reduction strategies.

Employment history

For the past 40 years, Dave has been actively involved and working within the banking, investment, and finance world. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Cigna Corporation.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance, American International College
  • MBA in Finance, University of Hartford
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Practitioner (CFP®) since 1990

Affiliations/Awards

  • Former member of Hartford Jaycees & was Jaycee of the Year (Cromwell Jaycees)
  • Held position on the Executive Committee of the Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open golf tournament
  • Former Scout Leader – Boy Scouts of America
  • Cambridge Who's Who listing - Estate Planning & Wealth Management in 2009

Outside Activities/Hobbies

  • Former Little league baseball coach
  • Being outdoors (camping, hiking, snow skiing)

Our Location

David C. Grimaldi, MBA CFP®

115 Glastonbury Blvd.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
ph: 860.734.0421
fax: 860.734.0401
David.Grimaldi@IFPadvisor.com

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Latest News

Financial and Economic Brief - March 3, 2020

• Potential Rate Cuts Coming - In response to the coronavirus scare, there’s a chance that the Fed could take policy back to where it was during the financial crisis of 2008.

• Britain’s Mandate for Trade Talks - Britain unveiled its mandate for trade talks with the U.S., with Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowing to drive a hard bargain in negotiations.

• Stock Market Plummets - U.S. stocks fell as fears escalated over the fast-spreading coronavirus, with Wall Street capping its worst week since the global financial crisis of 2008.

Financial and Economic Brief - February 4, 2020

• Continued Gains in Consumer Spending - The U.S. economy grew 2.1% in Q4 of 2019, closing out a year in which GDP decelerated to its slowest pace in three years.

• Chinese Shares Drop amid Coronavirus - Stock markets in China fell as traders rushed to sell amid continued fears about the impact on the global economy of the coronavirus epidemic.

• Oil Prices Fall - Oil prices fell because of the concern over demand in China after the coronavirus epidemic.

Financial and Economic Brief - January 7, 2020

• Consumer Confidence Dips - According to The Conference Board, U.S. consumer confidence “dipped slightly” in December. The metric came in at 126.5 for the month, down from 126.8 in November.

• Oil Prices Rising - Oil prices rose over 1% on Monday, pushing Brent above $70 a barrel.

• Gold Highest in 7 Years - Global investors are going into safe haven assets as fallout continues from the U.S. killing of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani.

Financial and Economic Brief - December 3, 2019

• Moderate Growth in Q3 - The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% rate over the summer, slightly faster than first estimated.

• OPEC to Deepen Cuts - OPEC and its allies plan to deepen oil cuts and have the deal in place so it runs at least until June 2020.

• Tariff Threat Renewed - President Trump announced that the U.S. will “restore” steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, citing a “massive devaluation of their currencies.”

Financial and Economic Brief - November 5, 2019

• Consumer Confidence “Dips” - U.S. consumer confidence fell slightly in Oct. to 125.9 from a Sept. reading of 126.3 as worries over business conditions & employment prospects rose.

• Gannett and New Media Investment Group - Gannett reported its 3rd quarter earnings noting a continued decline in overall revenue but pointed to an increase in its marketing services & digital subscriptions.

• U.S.-China Trade Optimism - Technology stocks pushed the 3 main indexes to record highs, as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal & an improving domestic economy raised risk appetite.

Financial and Economic Brief - October 8, 2019

• Unemployment Rate Falls - Unemployment hit a 50-yr. low in September even though nonfarm payrolls rose by just 136,000 as the economy nears full employment.

• Impeachment and the Stock Market - The launch of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump tosses another wild card into a volatile stock market.

• Trade Talks Underway - U.S. & Chinese deputy trade negotiators launched a new round of talks on Monday aimed at resolving the 15-mo. trade war, with neither side showing any signs of giving ground.