Why the Media Matters When Investing

September 3, 2012

Any of you who have heard me speak publicly (or just got me going on one of my tangents talking about the markets) know I'm not a big fan of the media when it comes to investing. The media is in the business of selling advertising space. I don't care if you are talking about television, newspapers, or magazines; they make their money by getting eyeballs to look at their product. And they do it without accountability to the end investor.

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It's All About the Economy

September 1, 2012

The most recent GDP figures came out on Friday. Given the timeliness of this data I thought it would be good to write about our economy.

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Unemployment - Why It Matters

August 31, 2012

July saw a slight uptick in unemployment to 8.25%. Unemployment has stayed stubbornly high since the great recession. It surprises me, however, that many investors don’t understand the importance of unemployment and its ties to government debt, economic..

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Politics, Taxes, and the Markets

August 15, 2012

We got a lot of feedback from last week’s e-mail asking about the Bush Tax Cuts and what would happen to the markets if nothing is done to extend them. This led me to the logical tie into politics, given that this is an election year and the bipartisan..

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The European Debt Crisis (and how it may affect you)

August 3, 2012

As an investor, it is more and more important for you to understand world affairs. As the world has become “flat,” the economic codependency between countries and regions of the world has never been higher. As a result, the correlation between foreign..

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Jeff Powell in the Wall Street Journal

August 7, 2011

Read contributions by Jeff Powell, managing partner at Polaris Wealth Advisers, LLC, in the Wall Street Journal.

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