John Salomon has been a practicing CPA since 1985. In 1998, he added portfolio management and financial planning to the tax and compliance services offered to the clients of his CPA practice. In 2002, he earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER" certification. As the CFO of J2, John uses his past experience of running a small practice to guide practice management decisions at J2. John's technical abilities are especially useful when helping J2 clients in the areas of financial and tax planning, cash flow management as well as tax preparation. John is a graduate of Michigan State and is a resident of Troy with his wife Michele with whom he has been married for over 25 years. They have three children: Emily, Nicholas and Aidan.
J2 Capital Management offers total wealth planning by offering custom financial planning, tax
preparation, estate planning & unique investment strategies all done by fiduciary professionals
including in-house CFP, CPA and professional investment manager. We are located in Troy, MI & Cape Coral, FL.
Where most advisors can only do a few of these services and need to hire out the rest of what they cannot do, J2 Capital keeps all of its services in-house thus giving us better insight into your situation at a lower cost.
John Benedict has been in the investment industry since 1998 where he started at American Express Financial Advisors. In 2007, he opened his own RIA and merged with John Salomon in 2010 to co-create J2 Capital Management. He has combined his talents and passion in statistics and technical analysis to create J2s tactical strategies, managing them since the beginning of the organization. John is a graduate of Central Michigan University. His thoughts have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, moneyshow.com and Investment News. John Benedict in the past has been a member of both NAAIM (National Association of Active Investment Managers) and the MTA ( Market Technicians Association). He is a frequent contributor in the media discussing markets and technical analysis. John was a contributor in the book "The StockTwits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Set-Ups from Real Market Pros" (Wiley Trading, July 2011).
|Firm Start Year:||2010|
|No. of Employees:||5-9|
|Name of Custodial Firm:||TD Ameritrade/Charles Schwab|
|Number of Years with Current Firm:||12|
|Work with the following types of clients:||Individual Investors, Businesses|
|Advisory Services Provided:||Portfolio Management, Financial Planning for Individuals, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts|
|Investment Types:||Mutual Funds, Options & Futures, Alternative Investments, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Mortgages & Real Estate, Commodities, Insurance, Annuities, Stocks, Bonds, FOREX & Currency, Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)|
|Can meet clients in the following ways:||Our Office, Your Home, Email, Phone, Your Office, Video Conference|
Qualifications & Memberships
|Financial Organization Memberships:||American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)|
|Firm's Number of Clients:||200|
|Firm's Number of Planning Clients:||110|
|Firm's Number of Managed Clients:||200|
|Assets Managed by Firm:||$130,000,000|
|Advisor's Number of Clients:||225|
|Advisor's Number of Planning Clients:||175|
|Assets Managed by Advisor:||$140,000,000|
Compensation and Fees
|Minimum Portfolio Size for New Managed Accounts:||$100,000|
|Compensation Methods:||Hourly, Flat Fee, Based on Assets|
|Fee % Based on Assets:||1|
|Additional Details on Charges:||Full transparency on our fees and services can be found here: https://static.twentyoverten.com/5d48322f4f03855e758b8a95/oXAkxRgIHps/IAC-Version-11-Oct-16-2019.pdf|
|B.A.||Michigan State University
Our in-house portfolio management team includes a lead portfolio manager and a research analyst. The lead portfolio manager has created several unique investment strategies that are dynamic in nature and utilize individual stocks or ETF's. These strategies are offered to many other advisors in the area who use them as well.
|Financial Planning for Individuals
Our Financial Plans are completed by our in-house CFP. We give clients access to a state of the art online financial portal where changes can be seen in real-time. No more large printed plans, we make it easy for you to see your progress and tracking.
|Estate Planning & Trusts
Our in-house team will develop your Estate Plan and will. More complicated trust work for business may be sent out to our partner network.
|Tax Advice and Services
Our in-House CPA offers tax prep and planning to our financial planning clients free of charge.
|Investment Advice & Management
J2 Capital has an in-house portfolio manager, John Benedict. John has been managing portfolios for over 15 years. Our niche is managing dynamic risk-managed ETF and individual stock portfolios. Most other firms outsource the money management piece. J2 Capital has a dedicated in house staff that has their pulse on the markets for you.
Do you have a customer satisfaction or refund policy?
Yes, we clearly spell it out in our Investment Advisory Agreement
Why should I choose you as my financial advisor?
CFP, CPA. B.A. Michigan State University
What are your qualifications? What is your education background?
We offer clients an online planning portal that is updated in real time. Each client and situation is unique and we treat it as such
How are you compensated? How will I pay for your services?
We are a fee only financial advisor
If you are going to manage my account, will you obtain my permission every time you buy or sell something?
We have a team that specialize in certain areas.
WiserAdvisor provides referrals to financial professionals. WiserAdvisor is not a current client of advisor or advisory services. Financial professionals pay cash compensation for these referrals, which creates the incentive for WiserAdvisor to make these referrals, resulting in a conflict of interest.
Additional Detailed Disclosures
|Investment advisory services offered through J2 Capital Management, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.|
Registered Investment Advisor:
Investment Advisor Representative:
Compliance Disclosures in Last 5 years:
Have a clean record
Criminal Disclosures in Last 5 years:
Have a clean record
|Mon.||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tue.||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wed.||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thu.||9:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Fri.||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wixom, Cape Coral, FL, Ft. Myers, FL|
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