Is it risky to have most of my investments with one mutual fund company?

Is it risky to have most of my investments with one mutual fund company? It depends! One mistake we have seen investors make in the past is to assume that because they have a couple of different mutual funds they are diversified. This may not be the case, which is why it’s important to know...
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What is the Fiscal Cliff? | By: Ron Rogé

November 30, 2012 “Don’t tax you, don’t tax me, tax the man behind the tree.”~Senator Russell Long ____________________________________________________________________________ Turn on the TV, Radio or surf the Internet for news and you will likely hear the pundits and politicians talking about The Fiscal Cliff and the urgency for our government to act before the end of...
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Rogé Report-Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012 To our valued Clients and Friends: We are happy to report that our office is open and fully functioning today (Wednesday, October 31, 2012) after being closed on Monday and Tuesday, due to outages caused by Hurricane Sandy. Everyone is safe and we experienced minimal damage. If you are living in an...
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Medicare Primer for the “New Boomers”

Medicare Primer for the “New Boomers”, by Rosanne Roge, CFP®, CSA®, RFGSM Well, the Baby Boomers are beginning to enter the Medicare program and the momentum will be building rapidly. This is the crowd born between 1946 and 1964. As of 2011, that would make us between 47 and 65 years old. Currently, there are...
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Why Gold?….Why Now?

At a recent Investment Management Committee meeting we were discussing the importance that gold plays in our portfolios.  Over the past year, many clients have asked if we had exposure to gold.   To their surprise, we let them know that we have always maintained exposure to gold in our portfolios via investments in several mutual...
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Portfolio Strategy

Portfolio Strategy We just completed a series of Investment Committee (IM) meetings to review our portfolio strategy.  We started with a view of the world’s investable capital and how it is distributed.  The purpose of this exercise is to become more informed on the changes to the relative size of the various markets and to...
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The Government Giveth and Taketh Away

The Government Giveth and Taketh Away The GOOD news is that Social Security recipients will be getting a Cost of Living Adjustment beginning in January, 2012.  The raise is expected to be about 3.6% which is a pretty sizeable increase.  This is great news since there have been no COLA adjustments for Social Security for...
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The Real Problem with the Market – Lack of Growth and Leadership

“You will never be a leader unless you first learn to follow and be led” Tiorio Recent market volatility is being attributed to many things.  Some true and others are pure speculation. The problem is not the problem, the problem is that our politicians don’t know how to think about the problem.  So here is...
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S&P’s Downgrade of Long Term U.S. Debt

The Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgrade of long-term U.S. debt from AAA to AA+ is sad, but it is not news.  Everyone already knew we were in trouble and to act surprised is unjustified. Now we and our politicians can no longer deny it.  It’s official, which may be good for us long-term.  While the...
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