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Common Cents

Common Cents

View Video Version Last Week…   …Was mixed     US stocks All Value was up a smidge, while all Growth was down a bunch! Value was up enough that the S&P 500 saw some small growth +0.04%   REITS and Commodities saw good gains as well With...

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Common Cents

Common Cents

View Video Version Last Week…   …Was a bit lackluster     US stocks were up for the most part Large Value was barely up +0.01% while Large Growth was barely down -0.14% Mid Caps both saw slight gains around 1% Small value is still sitting just under a...

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“Big Picture” Financial Planning

“Big Picture” Financial Planning

You have worked hard for your money!  You started out getting that education or training necessary to make your own niche in the world and probably learned that what you earned had a great impact on your life.  “Money makes the world go round.”  I’m sure you’ve heard...

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Common Cents

Common Cents

Last Week…   …Everything Was up!! What a great week!     In US stocks Health Care saw the biggest change +3.38% Large and Mid Cap Growth outperformed Value – but only just In Small and Mid Cap Value did better than Growth (+1.58% and +1.04%)   In...

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Finance at Home

Finance at Home

April is Financial Literacy Month and a great time to start educating our children about managing money.  Developing and establishing healthy financial habits early in life are big steps toward helping children achieve a sound financial future.  While there is a lot...

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Common Cents

Common Cents

*View the video version here Last Week…   …Just about everything came up     In US stocks, everything was up EXCEPT Small Caps, which broke the trend this week. They lost ground for a change with Growth down 0.05% and Value down 0.03% - Gasp! Large and...

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Common Cents

Common Cents

*View the video version here Last Week…   …Most things were up     In US stocks, everything was up but Healthcare Looks like the heavy lifters took a short breather to let the laggers step in and take up some slack Small and Large Value were up the...

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Common Cents

Common Cents

*View the video version here Last Week…   …Equity markets were mixed     US equities Although Health Care lost some ground (-1.14%) it is still in the positive YTD Valiant Small Caps were up the most with Small Value +1.93% and Small Growth +3.10% Mid...

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Drone Technology

Drone Technology

If you observed the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last year, you will recall that the “drones in the sky” were an eye-popping display of current drone technology.  However, entertainment uses are just a “drop in the bucket” related to the...

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Common Cents

Common Cents

*View the video version here Last Week…   …all that was the highest, dropped the most     All US equities, except Health Care, went down Small Caps fell the most with Value down -2.93% and Growth -2.55% However, Small Value still maintains the YTD...

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