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Investment Perspectives

Bonds: Back To Their Traditional Roles

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Much has been made about the heightened correlation between bonds and equities...

The Federal Reserve's Double Standard

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said recently that inflation in the United States is not as high as it should be given the policies he's enacted...

Don't Take Performance At Face Value

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The financial markets inundate us with performance numbers. This stock was up 12.32 percent this year. That currency dropped 5.68 percent. This is for good reason.

The Rules Of The Road

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Forecasting is overrated. How many events that seem inevitable in retrospect took people completely by surprise when they actually happened?

The Real Bernanke Put Is Already In Place, Regardless Of Tapering

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As more daily anxiety is driven by the interpretive actions of the Federal Reserve, we are reminded of an old joke. "How many Fed Chairmen does it take to screw in a light bulb?"

Are We Less Free In America?

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Independence Day is a great time to reaffirm our commitment to freedom and liberty and freedom of choice...

Trampled By The Crowd? Logic Briefly Abandoned Creates Opportunity

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The slide in asset prices during the past two weeks has caused a resurgence of doomsday pundits warning of impending calamity...

Coming Back To The Potential "Staying" Power Of Equities

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There's no denying it's been a whirlwind ride this past year for U.S. equity investors. But so far, it's been worth the price of admission.

Is Volatility Dead? Hardly.

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While volatility has been declining in many asset classes, it is creeping into several that may have escaped some investors’ attention.

Summer Rentals

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The calendar for investors appears clear of major events until the end of the summer and beginning of fall.