Category: Polaris Greystone Financial Group, LLC.

Federal Reserve Purchasing Treasuries

April 1, 2013

A few weeks ago, a very thoughtful client wrote me asking some very detailed questions. I promised him that I would answer his questions in this forum. Due to the length of the e-mail, I have taken editorial license to cut down his questions to their...

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Risk of Investing in Bonds

March 1, 2013

There has been an increase in noise in the media of a pending “bond bubble.” While I feel that there is risk in the bond market, I don’t feel that there is an immediate need to fear bonds. That said, there are risks of owning a high percentage of bonds in your portfolio.

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The Debt Ceiling

February 2, 2013

The debt ceiling negotiations have become very political. The Republicans want the country to be fiscally responsible, at any cost. The Democrats don't want to cut spending for fear of sending the country into another recession. In my humble opinion, the solution is found somewhere in between. Either way you look at it, we have to address our Debt to GDP.

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Sequestration (a.k.a. - Automatic Spending Cuts)

February 1, 2013

The automatic government spending cuts, set to take place on March 1st, are extremely intertwined with the debt ceiling. Some of the background bullet points of this article were also mentioned in our prior article on the debt ceiling.

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2013 Market Outlook

January 3, 2013

Trying to predict the future with any kind of consistency is impossible. There are a lot of people that try to predict the stock market's price movement to make a name for themselves. As I like to say, "A broken clock is correct twice a day."

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New Legislation for 2013: How it Affects You

January 1, 2013

As we have discussed in prior e-mails, the United States was set to plunge over the "fiscal cliff" on New Year's Day if Congress failed to act. Bi-partisan business as usual in Washington D.C. brought us to the brink of a major financial crisis. Thankfully, a deal was made that averted the crisis and made the majority of the Bush-era tax cuts permanent.

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