The Market Takes a Breather in January

After a year like 2013 stocks deserve a little breather, and that’s exactly what they got in January.  Stocks (S&P 500) ended the month down -3.5%, while bonds (Barclays Aggregate …

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Worst Case Scenarios

Negativity has permeated our society of late. Predictions of disastrous consequences from the federal debt ceiling impasse abound. Some pundits worry that inflation arising from dramatic increases in the monetary …

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Is Now a Good Time to Start Investing?

“Is now a good time to start investing?”  It’s a simple question, but it’s almost impossible to answer because it requires a market prediction. Most people agree that trying to …

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Take a Stand for What You Believe In

Aaron Tippin is a country music artist that rose to fame in the early 1990’s.  I was a teenager when his debut single was released, “You’ve Got To Stand For …

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What Diversification Really Is (And What It’s Not)

Over the years I’ve come to realize that diversification can mean different things to different people.  Most financial advisors preach diversification, but I’m often astonished by the allocation strategies that …

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View Our 1st Qtr Newsletter

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.

How Much Farther Can It Go?

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 …

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