Eric Coons

About Eric Coons

With 18 years of industry experience as an independent annuities broker, Eric manages over 200 million in Fixed and Indexed annuities with clients in Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma. Website: kaleidoscopeannuity.com

Office: (501) 743-1461 | Kaleidoscope Financial

Should You Use Alternative Investments To Increase Your Portfolio’s Diversity And Resilience?

2020 was a year notable for a series of disruptive economic events, dramatic shifts in the way Americans work, and renewed interest in alternative markets, especially those embracing change to maintain relevance. The year began smoothly enough as many asset classes and indices experienced growth from the beginning of the year until around the middle [...]

What Is A Short-Selling Squeeze

"Depending on to whom you listen, the recent GameStop "short squeeze" affair will have little to no impact on long-term investors, or… it will change everything."-Eric Coons If you saw the film The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, then you have undoubtedly heard of the standard Wall Street practice of "short selling." While there are [...]

By |2021-02-09T08:21:54+00:00February 8th, 2021|Annuities, Bonds, Financial Planning, Investing, Retirement Planning|

Six Qualities Of Highly Effective Advisors

"Building an expert team to guide you through the often bewildering and frustrating financial landscape is a crucial task if you are a pre-retiree or already retired."-Eric Coons "Do-it-yourself" retirement planning is certainly possible, even if it's probably not a great idea. The current IRS tax code, for example, is around 2,600 pages long. Then [...]

Do Your Job

Over my last 18 years of placing nearly $170 million of Fixed & Fixed Indexed Annuities in force for my client base. I often have had to overcome a stigma they have been subjected to, better known “analysis paralysis.” Frequently, I’ve been the third of fourth person or option who’ve they’ve meet with while exploring [...]

By |2020-05-04T14:57:29+00:00May 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Misconception Of Annuity Liquidity And Income Riders

One of the biggest concerns my prospective clients have when researching annuities is accessibility.   As big as a myth that this is, the reality is, annuities have more liquidity features than any other considerable “safe” investments. The only investment with more liquidity in a “safe money” investment is cash just sitting in a bank [...]

By |2020-04-15T21:43:39+00:00August 7th, 2019|Annuities|

Avoiding Probate With a Living Trust

Unlike wills, which are automatically submitted to probate and become public record after your death, living trusts keep your assets from becoming frozen and/or parceled out by a court appointed conservator. Estate planning is an essential strategy for the protection and preferred distribution of your assets and property, and a living trust should always be included in any effective estate planning document. Speak with your certified financial advisor and attorney for more information about the details specific to your situation.

By |2020-04-13T18:57:43+00:00April 7th, 2019|Estate Planning|