December 20, 2020

The pandemic is causing more deaths and hospitalizations than ever now and is expected to grow still worse in the days ahead. Millions of Americans, for the first time in their lives, are unable to pay their bills and face food insecurity. And, yet, at the same time, amid all the grim news, the broad economy is doing fine! Stocks have been repeatedly setting new record highs. What’s going on? We’re going through a once in a lifetime change in the asset valuation paradigm, a historic shift in the relative value of bonds versus stocks is underway. Continue to our video ...

 

January 4, 2021

Stocks Gained +16% in 2020; Wall Street Expects +7.6% In 2021. What should you make of this predication? Watch our video to see what long term investors should do.  

January 9, 2021

How accurate are Wall Street's financial strategists on their year end predictions? Check out our video for the answer 

 

January 11, 2021, Season 3 Episode 2

"Enlightenment" - A Herold & Lantern Investments  Podcast featuring Mr. Keith Lanton, President.

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Rohn

In this episode, Keith discusses the importance of "habits" and explains how habits are a form of financial capital. He then discusses recent events at the U.S. Capitol and possible implications for the financial markets. Keith reviews stocks making news and other headlines that may impact the financial markets.

Brad Harris joins Keith to give us  an update on the municipal bond market from the eyes of a "bond trader".
 
We hope you enjoy the show and share it with colleagues and friends.

Press interviews or market commentaries, please contact Keith at 631-454-2000

 

September 2020
 
Just as government-mandated lockdowns sent the economy into a tailspin in March and April, he lifting of restrictions and the reopening of businesses propelled activity higher in May and June. In fact, the rebound in jobs, spending and other key indicators has been stronger than expected. But that initial growth spurt is in danger of sputtering out, as the ... READ MORE
 

"Enlightenment" - A Lantern Financial Podcast featuring Mr. Keith Lanton, President of Lantern in Melville, New York.

In this episode, Keith follows up on last week's podcast on critical habits with a more in depth look at sleep. He references a book he has read entitled "Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams" by Matthew Walker, Phd. Keith then comments on the run-away train like performance of the stock market, stocks in the news, Apple & Tesla's recent stock splits, upcoming economic events, and provides commentary on a recent article in Barron's about the municipal bond market.

Brad Harris, Director of Fixed Income, joins Keith to provide further commentary and insights into the fixed income markets. We hope you enjoy the show and share it with colleagues and friends.

Press interviews or commentaries, please contact Keith at 631-454-2000

August 24, 2020

"Enlightenment" - A Financial Podcast featuring Mr. Keith Lanton, President of Lantern in Melville, New York. 

Every week Keith enlightens his audience with intuitive insights, personal development, and current market commentary. 

In this episode, Keith shares some insights from a May 28, 2019 article by Mark Mehlberg entitled "3 Science-Backed Daily Habits for a Life of Happiness and Success": 1. Sleep 2. Exercise 3. Prepare for your Moments. He then discusses current market themes, market breadth, and stocks in the news. Brad Harris, Director of Fixed Income, joins Keith for comments on the bond market and relative value.

We hope you enjoy the show and share it with colleagues and friends.

July 31, 2020

This morning, new figures on the economy were splashed across the full width of front pages of newspapers across the country. But if you have been following our weekly updates, the unprecedented plunge was not news. READ

 

July 24, 2020

After the Covid-induced bear market, when the 500 largest stocks lost 34% of their value, share prices recovered swiftly. By late July 2020, America's largest public companies traded at nearly 20 times their previous 12-month reported profits, and suddenly fears grew that a stock bubble was about to burst. READ MORE

 

June 26, 2020

While consumer sentiment survey data released today confirmed the economy is fighting to come back from the epidemic-induced shutdown, stock prices are continuing to swing wildly. READ MORE

 

June 12, 2020

After the disastrous -33.5% economic contraction ends in 16 days, the nation's leading economists expect the U.S. to grow 14.2% in the third quarter, according to the consensus forecast of 60 economists published in The Wall Street Journal today. READ MORE

 

June 6, 2020

 

The Covid-19 epidemic surprised the world again Friday morning, when the Labor Department announced 2.5 million jobs were created in May... READ MORE

 

May 19, 2020

 

Wendy Lanton, Co-Founder and COO of Lantern Investments Inc and its wealth management affiliate, Lantern Wealth Advisors LLC., is interviewed by Melanie Waddell for ThinkAdvisor.com, a web site that provides registered investment advisors and financial advisors with comprehensive coverage of the products, services and trends necessary to guide their clients in making critical wealth, health and life decisions. Ms. Lanton shares her expertise on upcoming regulations: Regulation Best Interest and the customer relationship summary, Form CRS. SEC compliance examinations begin in July. Read insights Ms Lanton shares with ThinkAdvisor.com readers. 

 

June 2020

 

The Covid-19 recession continues to wreak havoc on all sectors of the U.S. economy. After more than six weeks of government-mandated social distancing and shelter-at-home restrictions, the economy is poised to suffer the worst contraction during the second quarter than any time since World War  II. Please read Lantern Investments, Inc Economic And Financial Digest

 

 

May 15, 2020

The Standard & Poor's stock index closed Friday 2.3% lower for the week, and is 24.6% off the epidemic low of March 23. Amid the worst economic crisis in modern history, here's what it means to retirement investors based on a historical perspective and facts about earnings, which ultimately is what drives stock prices. READ MORE

 

May 11, 2020   "Enlightenment" - A Financial Podcast featuring Mr. Keith Lanton, President of Lantern in Melville, New York. Every week Keith enlightens his audience with intuitive insights, personal development, and current market commentary. 

In this episode, Keith talks about "Range" a book by Dave Epstein. And, how generalists are succeeding in a world that increasingly is focused on specialization. He then follows up on recent financial and economic news. Brad Harris, Director of Fixed Income, suggests intermediate positioning in a bond portfolio.

Press interviews, please contact Keith at 631-454-2000

 

(Friday, May 8, 2020, 6 p.m. EST) The unemployment rate surged to 14.7% in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said Friday, but the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index nonetheless soared 1.6% and 3.4% for the week. Read our latest e-newsletter

 

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Melville, NY 11747
631.454.2000

805 Third Avenue
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New York, New York 10022
212.371.3950

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Welcome!

Welcome to Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc., and our new web site! We invite you to take a look around.

Bernard Herold & Co., Inc., and Lantern Investments, Inc., both family-owned firms with decades of experience, have merged to become Herold & Lantern Investments, Inc.  What that means to our existing clients is simple: stabilityand opportunity.  Clients keep their account numbers, and the same talented professionals will continue to serve them. Plus, with significantly enhanced and technology driven capabilities, our already excellent level of customer service will be even better. Read more about the merger.

As you navigate the site you will see the scope and range of our services. We hope you will get to know more about the firm, and its leadership. One thing you can be assured of is that we remain committed to responsiveness. Clients can always reach their investment professionals, or either of us, directly.

If you are an investment professional interested in learning more about our firm, our plans for growth, and the opportunities we offer, let us hear from you. Your passion for financial services, and sincere desire to help your clients reach their goals, means that we should talk.

We have many people to thank for helping us reach this new milestone, but our success has, and always will, come from the trust our clients put in us – a trust we strive to earn every day.

 

With sincere appreciation,

 

Keith lanton
President

Larry Herold
Chief Operating Officer