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With over 40 years of experience, we are trained to assist our clients with long-term and short term investment strategies to meet all of life's challenging circumstances. We employ a combination of innovative and traditional tools, to address the individual needs of each client.

 

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First Financial Equity Corporation (FFEC) is a member of FINRA/SIPC, and is a Registered Investment Advisor.  Securities and/or Investment Advisory Services are offered through First Financial Equity Corporation. Dilday and Associates is not affiliated with First Financial Equity Corporation.

Hilltop Securities Inc. (formerly Southwest Securities) is the clearing and custodial institution for client accounts containing mutual funds, CDs or securities.

Statheros Financial Solutions (formerly Steadfast Financial Solutions) is the administrator of the investment model that Dilday and Associates offers to clients who are interested in the passive management of assets.  As the servicing platform, Steadfast is just one part of a three-part management system, while Dilday and Associates is the investment advisor and TD Ameritrade (TDA) is the custodian for the Steadfast accounts.

TD Ameritrade, as stated above, is the custodian for funds invested through the PGR program.  TDA uses funds developed and maintained by Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), also known for the science of investing.

Dilday and Associates recently welcomed Axos Bank (formerly Bank of the Internet) as a new on-line banking option for clients.  Axos Bank's interest rates for their checking and money market accounts often out-compete other banks, providing clients with another tool for portfolio diversification and money management.




 

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