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Political Risk Rising

Long time readers know we are fairly neutral about the impact of politics on investing. Our American system of checks and balances has served us well through the decades. 535 more words

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Classical Language, Mostly Classic Ideas

A surprising number of Latin phrases are woven into modern society, considering the language has not been widely used for centuries. From simple truisms like… 463 more words

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The Power of Patience

One of the basic principles of investing is that the longer your time horizon, the greater the yield you can generally expect. On certificates of deposit at the bank, you get higher interest on longer maturities. 617 more words

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A New Way of Looking at Your Wealth

A paradigm is a typical pattern or example of something, a model. It is a set of concepts or mindsets. We frequently find ourselves at odds with the old paradigms about investing and finance, as you know. 523 more words

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Can I Afford to Retire?

Perhaps the biggest financial issue people try to understand is their own retirement situation. Will you have enough cash flow to live as you would like in retirement? 467 more words

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Safe is the New Dangerous

We strive to see the world as it is, and act accordingly. Going by the textbook and implementing conventional wisdom without testing it against actual conditions is not in our playbook. 567 more words

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We Eat Our Own Cooking

Last week I was describing an investment opportunity, or ‘table-pounding bargain’ as I prefer to think of it, to a client. The client was not exactly skeptical, but she had a question. 359 more words

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