Monthly Archives: February 2015


How Should My Portfolio Have Done in 2014?

Fighting the Wind For the past few months investment planners in the U.S. have been having conversations with clients about 2014 market returns. Don't get me wrong, the returns have been positive and consistently moving in a northerly direction. But that being said, the overall returns in 2013 to 2014 haven't been everything that clients were looking to achieve given that the S&P 500 has been advancing with double digit returns. The culprit? Well, everything other than the companies inside the S&P. U.S. markets large cap stocks have been doing well. Earnings have been up, GDP has been growing, and interest rates (with the help of The Fed) have been situated in a range that has been nothing but positive news for gigantic companies that dominate U.S. Indexes. But since any investment advisor, that is worth hiring, would surly allocate portions of client portfolios to international markets, bonds, and possibly [...]

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Feb 7: Campenella Children’s Choir at Northbrook Library

A Story of a Conductor who Fulfilled her Dream: The Marianna Kosaya Concert (Fri., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Northbrook Public Library. Free Admission) The Campanella Children's Choir invites you to a literary and musical performance featuring poets and music by some of the world's greatest classical composers. The program is a collaboration of Campanella's Concert Choir under the direction of Marianna Kosaya, The Chicago Trio, and guitarist Mikhail Sytchev. The Story of the Campanelle Conductor Marianna Kosaya emigrated from the Ukraine twenty years ago.  Her dream had always been to someday lead music. In Ukraine she had studied in the Kiev State Pedagogical University, graduating with an M.A. in Music Education and Choir Conducting, but life in America forced her to hustle so she worked in interior decorating before chance called her into music again. It happened like this. Her four-year-old daughter loved singing. Marianna took some time off to [...]

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