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Is It Too Late?
Date: February 15, 2013
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It has been said that the shortest measurable amount of time is the period between when the average investors think it’s too soon to get back into the stock market after a decline, and when they think it’s too late. Though this has often surprised and sometimes amused us throughout the years, we didn’t want […]

We Are Optimistic (Part II)
Date: December 14, 2012
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In the first part of this piece (click here to read Part I), we took a look at the last century and marveled at how much the standard of living has improved despite the fact that we had a shift in global leadership (to the U.S.), wars, recessions and numerous other challenges.   Today’s discussion […]

We are Optimistic (Part I)
Date: November 30, 2012
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The election is over and, based on recent news, it appears that it may be politics as usual in Washington.  In our last Why We Plan, we touched upon our expectations for the short-term (click here to read that piece). Despite the potential for additional near-term dysfunction as we deal with our fiscal issues, we […]

2012 – What Now?
Date: July 25, 2012
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Now that we have made it to the halfway point of 2012, it is instructive to look back at the first half of the year and focus on how one might look at things going forward.  As always, I also want to provide some perspective that you may not be getting elsewhere. This year, the […]

Making Sure their Agenda Doesn’t Become your Reality
Date: February 9, 2012
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Many of you are familiar with our frequent reminder that we do not believe “it’s different this time”. Indeed, as avid economic and investment historians, one of our strongest beliefs is that history repeats with startling similarity. Though some minor details may change, human behavior is remarkably the same, decade after decade. That said, there […]

Armageddon or Opportunity?
Date: December 5, 2011
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Have you heard the rumor – the world is about to end (again)?  The rumor has been pretty consistent for the last few years.  For some reason, though, the world simply does not want to comply. We all know the problems.  European governments have made promises that they cannot keep and are being forced into […]