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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 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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Understanding the Differences between a Roth IRA and Traditional IRA

Certified Financial Planner Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planner Investment Advisor Investment Strategy Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Advice Retirement Planning RIA Wealth Management August 6, 2020 Author: Deborah Doyle

Understanding the Differences between a Roth IRA and Traditional IRA If you are considering a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA for retirement savings, it’s important to understand the differences and eligibility limitations for each. The biggest distinction between a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA is how and when you get a tax break. Contributions […]

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Meet Our Summer 2020 Interns!

Financial Advice Investment Advisor Investment Management RIA Wealth Management June 5, 2020 Author: Woody Derricks

Meet Our Summer 2020 Interns! Help Us Welcome Our Interns We’re excited to announce that we’ll have two interns working for us this summer. Luke will be working on Mondays and Tuesdays and Bailey will be working on Thursdays and Fridays.     Bailey Schwab Education   Bailey is a rising junior at Johns Hopkins University majoring in […]

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What the SECURE Act Means for You

CFP Financial Advice Financial Planner Financial Planning Financial Services Investment Advisor Kids Financial Registered Investment Advisor Retirement Planning RIA Tax Planning Wealth Management December 30, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

What the SECURE Act Means for You As of January 1, 2020, many changes from The SECURE Act will become effective. Some of the more notable changes that could impact your financial future involve the following: Major Changes by New Law: Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) Start at 72, not 70 ½ Traditional IRA Contributions After […]

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How to use Artificial Intelligence During your Job Search

CFP Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Planning Investment Advisor Registered Investment Advisor July 2, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

How to use Artificial Intelligence During your Job Search Recruiting has drastically changed over the last few years. Employers today are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) to sort through resumes for each job opening. AI allows companies to instantly search through resumes to find the applicants that best match what they are seeking. While this […]

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The Importance of Spring Cleaning your Living Spaces and your Wallet

Certified Financial Planner Financial Advice Financial Advisor Investment Advisor Retirement Planning Wealth Management April 25, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

The Importance of Spring Cleaning your Living Spaces and your Wallet Spring cleaning is a time where you tackle onerous tasks and projects like purging your closet, power-washing the house, or sorting through the pantry. But spring cleaning should go beyond just your living spaces as your finances can likely use some of that narrowed […]

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