The Passionate Investor Q3 2020
Market Review Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-income markets with the S&P 500 rising 8.93% (including dividends; -5.57% YTD) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond index increasing 0.62% (+6.79% YTD). Small caps underperformed large cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small cap stock index returned +4.93% (-8.69% YTD). Value outperformed growth during the […]Continue reading ›
Quarantined at Home?
We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone. As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the world, you are likely spending more time than ever at home now. With money at the top of mind for many during this time, you may be wondering what you can do to be productive? Check out some things […]Continue reading ›
Congress Passed a Stimulus Package – Now What?
We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, and it can be overwhelming trying to understand the impact of COVID and the actions being taken as a response. Congress recently had a unanimous vote to pass a historic $2 trillion stimulus package called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). […]Continue reading ›
Coronavirus and the Markets
We hope you’re healthy and holding up well with the news regarding the markets and the coronavirus. Much of the panic in the news and markets comes from the fact that nobody knows how bad the coronavirus will be. Unfortunately, when the markets are nervous, they tend to go down quickly. We’re assuming that we’ll […]Continue reading ›
Things to Look for When Buying a Retirement Home
Retirees enjoy the freedom to move wherever they desire without a job or young family tying them down to their current location. Retirees often move during retirement, with a decent portion moving out of state. However, there are many things to consider before you book those movers and sell your house. Before selecting your dream […]Continue reading ›
5 Financially Responsible Ways to Invest in Your Future
We all know that spending money is more fun than earning it. And earning money is often more fun than putting it away for a rainy day – in fact, if you are reading this article, you may be one of the few Americans interested in saving money. Polls show that up to 78% of […]Continue reading ›
Tips to Survive Market Volatility
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed at 26,616.71 on January 26, 2018, an all-time record that has not been surpassed. Since then, the market has shown investors that volatility is back – and may be around to stay – this year. The unpredictability may seem long overdue for those who have been in the […]Continue reading ›
Investment Advice: The Benefits of Working with a Registered Investment Advisor
Whether you are a high-net-worth individual or a mid-size institution, it can be difficult to develop an investment strategy and oversee your investments – especially as your portfolio grows and becomes more diverse. Because of this, many people seek investment advice through a third party. Not all advisors are equal, though, when it comes to […]Continue reading ›