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Market Month: October 2015

By Craig Boivin.

October proved to be a month filled with highs and lows in the equities markets. But in the end, all of the indexes listed here posted gains over their closing values in September. The Dow gained almost 8.5%--its largest monthly percentage gain in four years. The S&P 500 almost matched the Dow's percentage increase by month's end, gaining almost 160 points to finish the month up 8.30%. Of the indexes listed here, the tech-heavy Nasdaq recorded the largest monthly percentage increase, closing up 9.38%.

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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Thanksgiving Savings

By Cait Murray.

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and many of us are planning to host meals or join our family and friends at their feasts. As we reflect upon thankfulness and generosity, it becomes easy to go overboard in the spirit of the holiday. So, before you set your plans in stone, consider the tips below to be sure that you aren’t breaking your budget.

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