sean somerville

Oct 8, 2012

Sean Somerville: Rolling 401(k) into an IRA can make sense

I recently met a married couple of university professors who were interested in improving their investment portfolios and getting a sound financial plan in place.

Feb 5, 2012

Sean Somerville: Many lessons to learn from fantasy football

With 2011 now over, a lot of us are looking at our holdings and assessing what worked well and what didn’t. There were Blue Chips that did phenomenally well — way better than we expected — and boosted our profitability. But some of our holdings that had breakout years in 2010 pretty much crashed in […]

Dec 18, 2011

Sean Somerville: Dividend growth strategy can avoid traps

If you learned of an investment that had returned an average of 8.6 percent over the last 25 years — through the tech bubble, the real estate bubble and the “lost” decade — you might want to learn more. If this performance was one point higher on average than the S&P 500’s 7.6 percent and […]

Nov 20, 2011

Sean Somerville: Build a financial moat by investing in rivals

In an environment where stocks and bonds breed feelings of uncertainty, where can an investor turn for steady income and favorable odds of appreciation? Dividend stocks have historically been a refuge from volatility because of their ability to outperform the overall market. But if the market is down 20 percent and a stock is down […]

Oct 30, 2011

Sean Somerville – Remember: Doing nothing is a choice, too

Almost 20 years ago, George Costanza pitched a novel idea for a television show: “Nothing happens!” he gleefully told puzzled NBC executives. You might not want to let this Seinfeld scene inspire your investment strategy. In today’s environment, investors might think they don’t want to make any choices while things — the European crisis, U.S. […]

Sep 11, 2011

Sean Somerville: Four tips to help combat ‘ticker terror’

For many investors, August probably brought on a couple of bouts of ticker terror — that horrible feeling that comes when every stock symbol on the screen is red. One indicator, the Dow Jones industrial average, plunged from 12,143.24 to as low as 10,588.55 on Aug. 9 – a 12.8 percent decline. The 30-stock index […]

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