Month: July 2012

If You Wanna Bash A Politician, Get Your Facts Straight

I’ve gotten several emails about the new 3.8% investment income tax as part of Obamacare.  Most of them are moronic.  While this tax, and the healthcare plan, are bad policy…adopting inflammatory rhetoric and using bad data doesn’t allow for a credible retort.  Get the real truth about what this tax is and isn’t from this

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Sometimes The Markets Scare Me To Death

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t have emotional responses to the markets’ ups and down.  But the responsibility of managing over $100 million dollars of investors’ portfolios means that I simply can’t allow myself to succumb to emotion when investing.  In my personal quest for knowledge and the desire to do the

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Five Investment Plays For An Improved Europe

Following are five logical plays using Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) towards the eventual improvement in the debt/currency situation in Europe.  This I know: there will be the eventual improvement in the situation in Europe. When and how is anyone’s guess…but it’s possible that some of these plays may bear fruit in the second half of

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