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Steven Rogé (Portfolio Manager)

What is Inflation and Is it Here to Stay?

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer Although we had high hopes that the unpredictability of our economy would have waned by now, 2022 has proven to be one of the most unpredictable years of this last decade. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was right when he announced that...
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Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Vehicle?

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer One of the most frequent questions we get from our clients is whether they should lease or buy their next vehicle. It can quickly and decisively be answered with, “it depends.” There are several factors to consider prior to deciding on your...
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What Saving Accounts Should You Have?

By Steven M. Rogé Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer You did it! You’ve tilted the tables and have some additional cash flow. But where or how should you prioritize what to save for, and where should you save it? We have some helpful tips that should set you in the right direction. Think of...
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Navigating Market Volatility

Over the past several years, creating a portfolio of domestic stocks, bonds, and cash worked perfectly and was hard to beat. While it may be comfortable to settle on an investment strategy that works well, we are always challenging this investment thesis. Behind the scenes we have been exploring alternative sources of returns for our...
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What to Do When Laid Off

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Chief Investment Officer As companies struggle to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and many shift from brick-and-mortar based businesses to hybrid or virtual, thousands of people have lost their jobs. According to PEW Research Center, the pandemic has caused layoffs for a quarter of U.S. adults, and a third...
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How Stock Options Work

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Chief Investment Officer The late-great Yogi Berra once said, “They give you cash, which is just as good as money.” Back when Yogi was busy winning one of his 13 world championships there wasn’t such a thing as “Incentive Stock Options” or ISOs. It wasn’t until the 1960s...
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Russian – Ukraine Conflict

Unless you have been living off-the-grid, you know by now that Valdemar Putin has ordered the invasion of Ukraine. It’s never pleasant reaching out to you during such a tragic event that will leave a permanent human toll, especially when our focus will naturally be on the effects this event may have on our portfolios....
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‘Tis The Season to Stop Giving Cash

By Steven M. Rogé, MBA, CFP®, AIF® Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer Although we are big proponents of giving back to the community year-round, the Holiday season tends to make people even more generous than usual. Perhaps because we are headed into a New Year and are feeling grateful, or perhaps because we are...
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Is It Value’s Time to Shine … Again?

By Steven Rogé, MBA, CMFC®, AIF® Managing Director and CIO Throughout U.S. stock market history, value investing has held an advantage over growth investing during various market cycles. In general, growth stocks consist of companies with future potential, while value stocks consist of companies that are undervalued. Historically, the technology sector has largely represented growth,...
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