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Careful reader to keep up with the Federal Reserve

Aug 5th @ 1:50 pm

August 5, 2013 You have to be a careful reader to keep up with the Federal Reserve these days. Last week, the Fed re-characterized the pace of economic growth in the United States from ‘moderate’ to ‘modest.’ According to Wall Street Journal blog, Real Time Economics, “economic data show that ‘modest’ is a touch weaker [...]

Sometimes to Get Ahead You Have to Look Back

Jul 11th @ 10:13 am

Sir John Templeton, creator of the Templeton Growth Ltd. fund, was a pioneer in both investments and philanthropy. In the 1950s, he provided advice on how to invest worldwide when Americans rarely considered foreign investments. Much of what he espoused more than a half-century ago remains just as valid today. Here are some of his [...]

Soothing words from Federal Reserve Bank | Guest Commentary

Jul 1st @ 4:38 pm

Soothing words from Federal Reserve Bank officials helped settle investors’ fears last week, and U.S. stock markets moved higher. The Dow Jones Industrials Average was up 0.7 percent, the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 0.9 percent, and the NASDAQ rose by 1.4 percent. Markets were more stable during the week, and the CBOE Volatility Index [...]

Twinkies and other Risk Management

Nov 19th @ 1:36 pm

The announcement last week that Hostess Brands, the maker of iconic treats such as Twinkies and Ding Dongs, was going out of business highlights the need for investors to have a solid risk management strategy. As you contemplate making an investment, here are three things important to know: The rationale for the investment and the [...]