Todd Flores

Todd Flores

Our Founder & US Army Veteran, OIF / OEF
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Weathering the Coronavirus as a Startup: A letter from our founder

Our team at SCI has been monitoring this health crisis closely as markets buckle under the pressure inflicted by COVID-19 (coronavirus). First and foremost, we have implemented policies to ensure the safety of our SCI team members in the United States and Europe. As a startup with a global presence, we already had policies and procedures in place which enable the SCI team to effectively work..

COVID-19 is Impacting Global Markets. What Can Investors Do?

As COVID-19 (more commonly known as coronavirus) continues to spread and affect communities around the world, investors have become increasingly concerned about the disease’s possible implications for global financial markets. On March 9, those concerns were apparently realized when Wall Street experienced its most dramatic plunge since the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Though stock..

How to turn that military bonus into a nest egg?

As service members, we make huge sacrifices. Every enlistment, re-up, change of station, training cycle, and deployment takes time away from our family and friends. The military recognizes the challenges faced by service members and has recently increased the re-up bonus from 40,000 to 80,000 USD for the most in demand jobs. These sizeable lump sum payments and the of 3-6-12 month periods of..

Becoming a military millionaire through Buffett's Circle of Competence

In 1996, one of the world’s most iconic investors, Warren Buffett, wrote to his shareholders:

“Intelligent investing is not complex, though that is far from saying that it is easy.  What an investor needs is the ability to correctly evaluate selected businesses. Note that word "selected." You don't have to be an expert on every company, or even many.  You only have to be able to evaluate..

Aerospace and Defense spending in the United States: The 2020 Outlook

The world’s largest customer, the US Government, spends about 2 billion dollars a day in goods and services. With Aerospace & Defense (A&D) taking the lion’s share, the government’s spending policies can have a heavy impact equity prices, particularly for companies that provide goods or services to the military. In 2019, the A&D Index had another year of strong performance, which was expected,..

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