Tag: investments

Big Gains for the Major Indices – Weekly Update

June 10, 2019 | By Steven DiGregorio

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied during a week in which Wall Street was buffeted by headlines. The S&P 500 rose 4.41%. The Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones Industrial Average respectively added 3.88% and 4.71%. The MSCI EAFE index of overseas stocks improved 2.02% across five days.[1][2] Following a mixed Monday, the market jumped […] READ MORE


Five Big Mistakes Mutual-Fund Investors Make

March 29, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

So, you think you’ve got this investing game down, right? You got 6% of your paycheck going right into your company 401(k) plan, invested in mutual funds. The plan is allocated to your Target Retirement Year or horizon (Target Date Funds) and it’s Auto Re-balanced 4 times/year!  Easy, peasey! Well, yes. Investing in mutual funds […] READ MORE


A Look Back – Weekly Update

March 19, 2018 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets were up on Friday, but domestic stocks lost ground for the week as political turmoil and potential trade wars weighed on investors’ minds. The S&P 500 dropped 1.24%, the Dow gave back 1.54%, and the NASDAQ decreased 1.04%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE barely avoided losses with a 0.13% gain. 1. Mixed Performance […] READ MORE


Tax Refund

Make Your Tax Refund Work for You

April 27, 2016 | By Steven DiGregorio

Make Your Tax Refund Work for You   How will you spend your tax refund? Every year we scramble to get our taxes filed with the IRS, no one wants to pay penalties or give Uncle Sam cause to audit our taxes. After the 15th of April most either have received or happily begin thinking […] READ MORE


6 things you should know about IRA contributions

April 7, 2015 | By Steven DiGregorio

Even though the new year has begun, it may not be too late to make a traditional IRA contribution for the last tax year — if you’ve not already done so. The contribution deadline is April 15. If you qualify for a deductible contribution, you can lower last year’s tax bill by taking action by then. […] READ MORE


6 Steps to Securing Your Retirement Portfolio

July 28, 2014 | By Steven DiGregorio

Few people reach retirement with perfectly allocated and optimized 401(k)s or IRAs. Only about 45 percent of all workers even have access to a workplace retirement plan at all, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Employee Benefit Research Institute. But if you do have one, chances are good you have more than one. The nature of the […] READ MORE


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