A Brief History of Mirador

Posted by Daniel Potts on May 11, 2017

You might be wondering. What does Mirador mean anyway?

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Topics: Active Management, History

Organizing Life's Data: Veeva Systems

Posted by Yari Wajid on April 7, 2017

VEEV is another example of an innovative Tri-Valley business in our MTVX index. Founded in 2007, Veeva Systems, Inc. provides cloud software and data solutions to the life sciences industry.

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Topics: Company Profiles

Optimizing The Mortgage Industry: Ellie Mae

Posted by Yari Wajid on March 21, 2017

Leveraging their proprietary tech solutions, Pleasanton based Ellie Mae is disrupting the status quo in the mortgage industry; creating opportunity for both professionals and mortgage applicants alike.

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Topics: Company Profiles

Tools For Life: UNchained Labs

Posted by Yari Wajid on January 10, 2017

Though it is less than two years old, Unchained Labs ("Company') has been quickly garnering attention within the life sciences tools space.

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Topics: Company Profiles

Five Things You Need to Know About Saving for College with 529 Plans

Posted by Lauren Moone on November 9, 2016

The cost of higher education has risen dramatically over the last 10 years, with four year college tuition increasing at an annual average rate of 5%, outpacing inflation over the same time period by 3.4% per year.  The national average cost of attending a four-year public college is now over $28,000 per year and exceeds $59,000 for private-colleges.  Fortunately, establishing and funding a 529 plan early can set families and students up for future success.

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Topics: College Planning

On Our Radar: Title 21 Health Solutions

Posted by Yari Wajid on February 22, 2016


"Our True North is Improving Patient Outcomes through Easy-to-Use, Integrated Healthcare Technologies"

Founded in 2001, Title21 Health Solutions (“Title21”) provides easy-to-use, flexible software to health sceince organizations.

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Topics: Company Profiles

A Word From Mirador On The Market

Posted by Don Garman on August 21, 2015

Here at Mirador we have spent our summer months watching the stock markets around the globe wrestle with the numerous problems confronting us all.

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Topics: Market Outlook

A Conversation With Mirador Capital Partners: Inspired Leadership From Kevin Comerford

Posted by Don Garman on August 1, 2015


Mirador Capital Partners recently sat down with Kevin Comerford, the CEO of Service Champions, which is the leading HVAC service company in the Tri-Valley area. In a fascinating look at what makes a successful company and personal life, we are pleased to share Kevin's insights on work, building company culture, and leading a team. We wanted to offer Kevin’s perspective because we believe it will be helpful for those just beginning a career or for those who are thinking about starting their own company. 

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Topics: Company Profiles

Has The Era Of Passive Investing Just Come To An End? (Hint: Yes, It Has.)

Posted by Don Garman on July 13, 2015

The debate between active and passive investment management has been regularly discussed in investment circles for the last two decades, and it’s a debate unlikely to go away soon.

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Topics: Active Management

Options 101: What You Need To Know

Posted by Dan Murray on June 20, 2015

(Please click here to download Options 101: What You Need To Know).

For more than a decade, I traded options on the floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange in San Francisco and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. It was an exhilarating ride, and I had the benefit of working with some brilliant mentors. It also took a lot of work. I learned that options can be a valuable part of portfolio management or as a stand-alone strategy.

At Mirador, I find myself drawing on this experience to answer questions about options from clients. In most instances, it’s an exercise in demystifying options and explaining when they can be used successfully – and when they should be avoided altogether.

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Topics: Options