Posts Tagged ‘U.S.’

Diversification Key to Disciplined Investing

Remember the story of Chicken Little? (Or Chicken Licken or Henny Penny, depending on where you live.) An acorn drops on his head, leading Chicken Little to believe the sky is falling. He proceeds to whip everyone around him into a frenzy, and they march off to tell the king about the falling sky. The…

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One of the biggest threats to our markets isn’t financial.

It’s digital. Back in the relatively-unplugged days of the early 1980’s, a little movie called “WarGames” raised the specter of a new potential threat in the American consciousness: the suggestion that a Regular Joe with a desktop computer could hack into the U.S. network and propel us towards a nuclear war. At its release, the…

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The Costs of a Government Shutdown

It’s the third week of the government shutdown, and a resolution doesn’t seem to be presenting itself any time soon. The partial shutdown – which has resulted in the closure of nine out of 15 federal departments, as well as dozens of agencies and federal programs1 – has already started a snowball of economic effects in…

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Tariffs and Investment Strategy

President Trump campaigned on his and his voters’ belief that the U.S. was being taken advantage of by global trading partners such as China, Mexico and Canada by flooding the U.S. market with cheap steel, aluminum and other commodities and products using unfair trading practices. As of early spring, Trump has begun to fulfill his…

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