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Q4 2021 Passionate Investor

Financial Advisor Financial Advisor for Gay Couples Investment Advice Investment Advisor Investment Companies Investment Management Investment Planning Investment Strategy Investments January 25, 2022 Author: Woody Derricks

Q4 2021 Market Review and Commentary  Market Review* Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-income markets with the S&P 500 rising 11.03% (including dividends; +28.71% YTD) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond index rising 0.01% (-1.54% YTD). Small caps underperformed large cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small cap stock index returned +2.14% (+14.82% […]

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Q3 2021 Passionate Investor

Investment Advice Investment Advisor Investment Companies Investment Management Investment Planning Investment Strategy Investments October 22, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

Q3 2021 Market Review and Commentary Market Review* Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-income markets with the S&P 500 rising 0.58% (including dividends; +15.92% YTD) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond index rising 0.05% (-1.55% YTD). Small caps underperformed large-cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small-cap stock index returned -4.36% (+12.41% YTD). Value […]

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Q2 2021 Passionate Investor

Certified Financial Planner Financial Advice Financial Advisor Investment Advice Investment Advisor Investment Management Investment Planning Investment Strategy RIA July 20, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

Q2 2021 Passionate Investor Market Review* Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-income markets with the S&P 500 rising 8.55% (including dividends; +15.25% YTD) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond index rising 1.82% (-1.60% YTD). Small caps underperformed large-cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small-cap stock index returned +5.47% (+17.54% YTD). Value outperformed growth […]

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Mutual Funds, ETFs or Stocks?

Financial Advice Financial Planning Investment Advice Investment Advisor Investment Planning Investment Strategy Investments Registered Investment Advisor June 23, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

Are Mutual Funds Always a Better Choice Than Individual Stocks?   Over the past few decades, mutual funds, along with their newer cousin, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), have ballooned in popularity.  These financial tools provide convenience:  you can diversify your investments in one fell swoop, so you are less subject to loss if any one company fails.   Mutual funds can also help you buy an entire index or industry […]

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Q1 2021 Passionate Investor

Certified Financial Planner CFP Financial Planner Financial Planning Investment Advice Investment Advisor Investment Planning Investment Strategy Investments RIA Wealth Management April 28, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

Q1 2021 Passionate Investor Market Review Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-income markets with the S&P 500 rising 6.17% (including dividends) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond index falling 3.37%. Small caps outperformed large-cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small-cap stock index returned +12.70%. Value outperformed growth during the quarter (as determined by […]

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The Passionate Investor Q4 2020

Financial Services Investment Advice Investment Management Investment Planning Investment Strategy Investments January 19, 2021 Author: Woody Derricks

Market Review Equity markets generally outperformed fixed-income markets with the S&P 500 rising 12.15% (including dividends; +18.40% YTD) and the Barclay’s Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index increasing 0.67% (+7.51% YTD). Small caps outperformed large-cap stocks (S&P 500) as the Russell 2000 small-cap stock index returned +31.37% (+19.86% YTD). Value outperformed Growth during the quarter but underperformed over […]

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The Passionate Investor Third Quarter 2020 and the Coronavirus Impact

Investment Advice Investment Advisor Investment Management Investment Planning Investment Strategy Investments RIA Uncategorized October 29, 2020 Author: Woody Derricks

The Passionate Investor Third Quarter 2020 and the Coronavirus Impact 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 […]

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Quarantined at Home?

Budgeting Tips Certified Financial Planner CFP Estate Planning Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Planning Financial Services Health Benefits Investment Advice Investment Planning Recession Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Advice Retirement Planning RIA Wealth Management April 6, 2020 Author: Deborah Doyle

Quarantined at Home? Financial Tasks to do During Quarantine: 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 […]

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Congress Passed a Stimulus Package – Now What?

Budgeting Tips Certified Financial Planner Employee Benefits Financial Advisor Financial Planning Financial Services Health Benefits Investment Advice Medicare Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Planning March 27, 2020 Author: Deborah Doyle

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 […]

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Coronavirus and the Markets

Certified Financial Planner CFP Estate Planning Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Services Health Benefits Investment Advice Investment Strategy Life Insurance Long Term Care Medicare Recession Registered Investment Advisor RIA Uncategorized Wealth Management March 12, 2020 Author: Woody Derricks

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. […]

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