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Posts filed under: Deep Rooted Thoughts

In the wake of the Standard & Poor’s (S&P) credit downgrade of the United States debt obligations (our bonds, bills, and notes that are owed to investors both domestically and...
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We will probably not see any meaningful increase in inflation in 2011 or 2012.  Despite polls of consumers who collectively are certain inflation is just around the corner, and numerous...
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When investors hear the term risk, their thoughts turn to losing money.  Ironically, the financial services industry and academics define investment risk as the volatility of prices.  Volatility measures how...
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____________________  will win the Super Bowl. ____________________  will win the Oscar Award for Best Picture. Making predictions is fun and relatively painless if you are wrong when forecasting things like...
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As we approach Thanksgiving, I wanted to share with you some research I have read over the course of the year that centers on the relation between money and happiness....
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The investment markets have already been reacting as if they know the outcomes of the mid-term elections. We have experienced abnormally robust returns in September and October. These returns are...
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In 2010, most stock market experts predicted a relatively modest year following a calamitous 2008 and a dramatic recovery in 2009. While the S&P 500 stock index is up around...
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The perception has long been that investing in bonds is a safe way to generate investment income without much risk.  Today, numerous articles and letters to the editors of financial...
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Sovereign debt? That’s someone else’s problem, right?Nations get into trouble when they do not manage their financial affairs prudently. Often it seems the easiest way to balance a budget is...
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One year from the bottom of the worst recession in our lifetime, it is important to reflect on the recovery and the lessons learned about financial risk taking. Through March...
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