Earlier this week Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so he’s predicting 6 more weeks of winter. After shoveling snow for 2 straight days, we were hoping for an early Spring. Actually, who are we kidding? We want an early Spring EVERY year.

Did you know that Punxsutawney Phil's predictions are only accurate about 50% of the time though? So maybe we still will get our wish! Good thing Phil is not your financial planner then. We say don’t make big bets guessing on the direction of anything. Stay the course, focus on your goals and what you can control, leave the rest to us. Stay safe!
Ep # 19: Do Credentials Matter When Seeking Financial Planning Advice?
Should credentials matter when seeking financial advice? We're pretty biased and would say "yes!" But aren't all advisors credentialed the same? Don't they do the same things, get compensated the same way? Actually, no. Listen to Ben and Adam talk about the difference between the butchers and the dietitians in this podcast.

Takeaways From The GameStop Headlines
We’ve gotten a question or two about the GameStop stock trading frenzy of the last week or two. Luckily, not out of want or concern (we would never recommend speculative trading to anyone, frankly) but more out of wanting to understand what’s happening. So, here’s a quick explanation for what’s happening, and why it MAY be relevant moving forward.

Is Brady or Mahomes Better For Stocks?
Of course, we would not suggest investing based on this game, but with the big game around the corner, let’s talk Super Bowl Indicator. 
 
  • Historically, if a team from the AFC wins the Super Bowl, the S&P 500 Index is up 7.1% on average for the year versus 10.2% for the NFC. 
  • Stocks have been quite weak when Tom Brady is in the game (especially if he loses).
  • The best stock returns out of all 20 Super Bowl winners came when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won.
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