FinSyn Insights

Weekly insights on the markets, economy, and financial planning

If economic growth is so anemic, why are stocks so robust? This is the number one question I get these days, and for good reason. After all, since mid-2009 the average annual growth of the economy, as measured by growth of …
We are pleased to announce the redesign of our Quarterly Newsletter. Click here to view the 1st quarter newsletter, which was published on 4/15/2013. Feedback and comments are welcome.
There are millions of intelligent people in this country (don’t laugh- seriously!), many of whom invest their money in the securi­ties markets. Why, then, are there so few genuinely successful investors? In my opin­ion, the answer is simple – they …
My three-year-old daughter, Dawson, has been learning her ABCs, and for the very first time, on Sunday, she wrote her name. My wife and I were so proud. We awed over her, as parents tend to do, because we wanted …
Growing up on the east coast, your per­ception of Texas is what you might see in old John Wayne westerns. When I told my friends and family I was planning on mov­ing here, I could see wild visions floating through …
Sir John Templeton, the father of international investing, once said, “Among the four most dan­gerous words in investing are ‘it’s dif­ferent this time.’” With the continuation of a lackluster economic recovery and so much congestion in Washington these days, it …
Keld Jenson is a contributor for Forbes on­line and has written about the other types of intelligence beyond IQ: Emotional Intel­ligence (EQ), Moral Intelligence (MQ) and Body Intelligence(BQ). He writes that your IQ “pales in comparison with your EQ, MQ …
We had a blast at the Client Appreciation Event on March 28th 2013 at Arcodoro. Thanks to all of those who were able to attend, it was great to see you!
As I write, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed at over 14,397, a 120% increase since its bottom of 6,547 at the market’s nadir exactly four years ago on March 9, 2009. Countless articles are being written on the …

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