Resources

Blog : Investments

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 […]

Continue reading ›

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 […]

Continue reading ›

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 […]

Continue reading ›

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 […]

Continue reading ›

Long-Term Care Planning Facts

Insurance Policies Investments Long Term Care Retirement Planning Wealth Management November 30, 2020 Author: Woody Derricks

Top 10 Facts to Know About Long-Term Care Planning! November is National Long-Term Care Awareness Month, an event recognized by Congress and a number of States. To mark the occasion, here are 10 interesting facts shared by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. # 1 – Americans are living longer, in large part due […]

Continue reading ›

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 […]

Continue reading ›

How to Conquer your Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Financial Advice Financial Advisor Financial Planner Financial Services Investment Planning Investments Registered Investment Advisor Tax Planning December 30, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

2020 has arrived and with that we enter a new decade with new goals and new priorities. Now like some of us, your New Year’s resolution may be the same each year. If this is the case, it turns out that this year you might actually accomplish it. While research studies show that half of […]

Continue reading ›

How to Handle Your Benefits Enrollment

Employee Benefits Financial Advice Financial Planning for Women Financial Services Investments September 11, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

Conquering Benefits Enrollment Benefits enrollment usually begins when an employee starts with a new company or has a qualifying life change, like getting married or a death in the family. Employee insurance can also be updated or renewed each year during open enrollment. It’s not just the salary that motivates your workforce, it’s the benefit […]

Continue reading ›

5 Money Lessons to Teach Kids at Different Ages

Financial Advice Financial Planning Financial Services Investments Kids Financial Uncategorized Wealth Management July 26, 2019 Author: Deborah Doyle

5 Money Lessons to Teach Kids at Different Ages Teaching your children about money can seem like a grueling task since it is not something that is covered in the school curriculum, however, financial skills are crucial for navigating life. The good news is that you can use your day-to-day activities as learning experiences by […]

Continue reading ›

Should You Buy a Home in 2017?

Investments LGBT friendly financial Advisor January 16, 2017 Author: Woody Derricks

There’s a good chance that 2017 will be a year of major changes – especially with a new president in the White House. Experts are predicting that those changes may impact the housing market, especially since interest rates are already starting to rise. With so much uncertainty, many people are wondering if they should invest […]

Continue reading ›