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Weekly Fund Performance by Investment Objective - This shows how the various categories of funds have performed through 8/25/16.
Weekly Fund Performance by Investment Objective (Fixed Income) - This shows how the various categories of funds have performed through 8/25/16.
Performance for the 25 Largest Mutual Funds - This shows how the big guns are doing through 8/25/16.
Mutual Fund Performances Averages - This shows how the various categories of funds have performed through 8/25/16.
2016 2nd Quarter Results - This shows how the various categories of funds performed through 6/30/16.
2016 2nd Quarter Fixed Income Results - This shows how the various categories of funds performed through 6/30/16.
Quarterly Mutual Fund Performance Archive
Investment Objective Definitions
Mutual fund performance data thankfully supplied to us by Lipper, Inc.

U.S. Fund-Flows Report: Investors Await Jackson Hole Meeting — August 26, 2016
Ahead of Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen’s comments at the upcoming central bank’s annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday, August 26, investors took a break from the recent market rally. Upbeat economic data and hints via the FOMC’s minutes that at least half the voting members are ready to raise interest rates, possibly as soon as September, gave many investors a reason to sit on their hands during the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, August 24, 2016. The market was pricing in a 24% probability of a rate hike in September and a 54% chance in December, according to CME’s Fed Watch Tool.

U.S. Fund-Flows Report: Money Market Funds Drive the Net Outflows — August 19, 2016
Thomson Reuters Lipper’s fund macro-groups (including both mutual funds and exchange-traded funds [ETFs]) suffered net outflows of $15.2 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, August 17. The negative flows represented the seventh largest weekly net outflows for the year to date.

Thomson Reuters Lipper 2016 Q1 U.S. Fund Flows Review WebEx Replay
Funds (including both mutual funds and ETFs) experienced overall net inflows of approximately $36.6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2015. Money market funds (+$76.9 billion) and municipal bond funds (+$9.0 billion) both took in net new money while taxable bond funds (-$38.0 billion) and equity funds (-$11.3 billion) saw money leave their coffers..

Thomson Reuters Lipper 2016 Q1 U.S. Equity Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay
Investors began 2016 on a nervous note, with concerns of stubbornly low oil and commodity prices, the strengthening U.S. dollar, and a possible recession and slowing global growth being ever...

Thomson Reuters Lipper 2016 Q1 U.S. Fixed Income Mutual Fund Performance Review WebEx Replay
In this quarter’s review Jeff Tjornehoj reflects on recent commodity-inspired volatility as well as the impact Fed statements are having on various bond sectors these days. The rise of high...

POCKETBOOK: Week ending August 27, 2016
A rate hike is coming. A rate hike is coming. A rate hike is coming. Big deal! – With all the talk about Janet Yellen and the if-she, won’t-she, when-will-she gives the signal that begin moving interest rates up, you’d think the increase was going to be a leap of many percentage points. But you’d be wrong. It won’t be.
(Source: allaboutfundsdotcom Blog)

POCKETBOOK: Week ending August 19, 2016
Class distinctions – How much the top 1%ers are really worth is difficult to nail down. Depending up the source, time frame considered and what you’re counting—family wealth or income—the figures change. Nonetheless, that very tiny elite sliver of our society known as the 1%ers owns pretty much everything.
(Source: allaboutfundsdotcom Blog)

The Importance of End-of-Life Estate Planning
Jane Brown, a Wills and Estate attorney at Gunster in Palm Beach, FL talks about the importance of end-of-life estate planning along with common misperceptions and issues everyone needs to consider
Tim Harris on Today's Health Care Shortage
Tim Harris, FSA, MAAA and co-chairperson of the Society of Actuaries Committee on the Living to 100 Symposium, talks about today's healthcare shortage and America's shortage of doctor and nurses.
Retirement and Working Longer
Anna Rappaport, FSA, MAAA and president of Anna Rappaport Consulting, was one of the presenters at the Society of Actuaries "Living to 100" program held in Orlando earlier this year.
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EU says Apple must pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes - New!
The European Union has ordered Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes and interest to Ireland after discovering Apple was receiving illegal tax benefits for over 11 years and had paid almost no taxes on its European profits.
Bitcoin Drops Nearly 20% As Exchange Hack Amplifies Price Decline
The price of the digital currency bitcoin fell sharply Tuesday as global market participants reacted to news that nearly $72 million worth of bitcoin was stolen from the exchange platform Bitfinex in Hong Kong.
The Cost of a Beer: Then and Now
Cracking open a cold one has always been a common symbol of friendship and relaxation. Some believe beer has certain health benefits, and it is the favorite alcoholic drink of our current president. In many ways it is a staple of American diet and culture.
See How the Cost of a Movie Ticket Has Changed Over Time
Along with baseball, going to the movies is a treasured national pastime. The silver screen has been a place for innovation, comfort and escape.
How Much a Home Would Have Cost You In 1971
Purchasing a home is a major financial decision that isn't made on a whim.
Tesla claims there is no safety defect in its S or X models
Tesla Motors Inc said on Friday that there was no safety defect in its Model X or Model S.
Counties Where Medicare Spends the Most per Patient
n the next few years, the number of people with Medicare is going to boom. All thanks to, you guessed it, the aging baby boomers.
Oil prices hit 7-month high
Crude oil prices ticked up to approximately $48 per barrel on Tuesday, the highest level in the past seven months.
Apple invests $1 Billion in China's Uber rival
On Thursday, Apple announced a $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing Technology Co., Uber's largest ridesharing service rival in China. The investment is Apple's largest this year.
The Most Fuel Efficient Cars
Fuel efficiency has become increasingly important to today's car buyers. Not only does it help save money on gas, but it also reduces one's carbon footprint.
What the Recent Fed Rate Hike Means for You
The Fed's recent rate hike directly affects consumers like you, with upcoming changes to mortgage rates, savings account interest and inflation. Here's how.
'Living wills' for 5 of 8 largest banks in the US dubbed insufficient
Health Care Access By State
A Decade of Decline: Middle-Tier Median Income Household Income Declines Take a look at this chart showing the decline of middle-tier household income and net worth over the past decade. (Courtesy of Pew Research Center)
Bank CD Rates - 45 Year Graph Average daily rate per month for the 6 month Bank CD is graphed.
Deficits forever. Stop freaking out: U.S. deficits are nothing new. Here's a graph that shows plenty.
Morningstar Chart: U.S. Market Recovery After Financial Crisis. Cumulative return of balanced portfolio after various events.
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When Hawks Prey on Bulls: A chart from Ibbotson about the effects of war on the market.
Impact of Natural Disasters on the Market: Ibbotson has just put together a chart that illustrates the historical impact of natural disasters on the U.S. stock market.
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