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Market Month: November 2014

By Craig Boivin.

Equities generally continued to push upward in November. The small caps of the Russell 2000 were the exception; they ended the month flat and were up less than 1% for the year. However, the S&P 500 and the Dow industrials once again hit new record levels, while the Nasdaq increased its year-to-date lead. Meanwhile, the Global Dow had its best month since February.

Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS"), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. UMassFive College Federal Credit Union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members. 

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53 Easy-on-the-Wallet Gifts

By Craig Boivin.

Showing someone you care doesn't have to break the bank. Here are lots of inexpensive gifts to consider for any occasion: 1. Potted plant 2. A framed painting or photograph 3. A scrapbook of photos/memories with the gift recipient 4. Hat, mitt...

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Market Month: October 2014

By Craig Boivin.

October lived up to its reputation for volatility as triple-digit intraday swings in the Dow became almost commonplace. Despite being spooked for much of the month--at one point the S&P 500 was down almost 8% from its most recent high--both the S&P and the Dow industrials rallied strongly to end the month at fresh all-time records.

Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS"), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. UMassFive College Federal Credit Union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members. 

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Member Appreciation Week

By Craig Boivin.

UMassFive will celebrate Member Appreciation Week the week of October 14-18, including International Credit Union Day on October 16. As a thank you for your loyal membership enjoy free snacks and refreshments at our branches during this week! ...

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