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Using research to time markets – Belling the Cat

Sometimes even the best of ideas are only good in theory because they are impossible to implement in practice.  This holds true to the financial world as well. Academic financial research generates hundreds of research papers each year highlighting potential ways for investors to get a possible insight on the direction of the stock market.  Many […]

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Stock investors: Focus on history not headlines – UPDATE

We wrote a post in March 2016 discussing 2 sectors that were struggling at the time.  Now seems like a good time to review the post and the outcome.  At the time the experts were stating that everyone was concerned about the future prospects of the Chinese economy and the struggling agricultural equipment industry in […]

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5 Great Quotes on Investing and How They Apply to You

We thought the following quotes from some of the most successful money managers might be useful to get the extra confidence needed to stay with your long-term plan as the markets exhibit the usual up and down movements.   The key word in the first sentence being  the “usual” volatility as stock market movements up and down are customary […]

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Going Global: A Look at Public Company Listings

Trivia Pursuit Time: how many stocks make up the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index (a widely used benchmark for the US equity market)? While the logical guess might be 5,000, as of December 31, 2016, the index actually contained around 3,600 names. In fact, the last time this index contained 5,000 or more companies was […]

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Dan Crimmins Named on Investopedia 100 List of Influential Financial Advisors

Investopedia, an online source of trusted financial information and services, announced on June 27, 2017 their inaugural INVESTOPEDIA 100, a ranking of the top 100 influential financial advisors based on social, digital and event clout.  We are proud to announce that Dan Crimmins of Crimmins Wealth Management LLC was on their list. Investopedia – powered […]

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Planning Your Financial Independence Day

7 Steps To Plan Your Financial Independence Day

Plan your Way to Financial Freedom Most people say they plan for retirement, but they are really planning for financial independence. The day you achieve financial independence is a great day – you have accumulated enough wealth to not have to work again, and will be able to retire whenever you choose. (We use the […]

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day is the celebration of our country’s birthday! Our Declaration of Independence was a historical moment and one that is cherished and celebrated with picnics, barbeques, fireworks, hot dogs and apple pie! It is a great day to wear red, white and blue and to proudly wave the American flag. What does it mean to […]

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Summer is for Reading

One of the best things about the summer is the ability to get lost in a good book. Whether you spend your time at the beach or the lake, the time for sun, relaxation and a great book to read is upon us. It brings back fond memories of the library reading club which I […]

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Guinness – One Great Beer and International Company

The world continues to shrink. Maureen and I had the opportunity earlier this year to visit our youngest daughter Elizabeth while she was studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. We discussed the incredible opportunities that are afforded to college students in the United States. It seems like it is now part of college experience to be able […]

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NFL Draft and Selecting Individual Stocks

Last month, the annual ritual of the National Football League (NFL) took place.  It was the NFL’s draft where each NFL team selects college players for their respective teams. Each team has scores of personnel that evaluate each of these players and their specific strengths and weaknesses. They watch the college team game tapes; they have […]

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