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A Brief Reminder About Volatility

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Rick Brooks When you are investing, you are being paid to take risk. The more risk you take, the more you should expect to make on your investments. This is something that seems to be forgotten during the good times. But volatility is part of investing. If you are not willing to take risks, […]

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Investing in a “New Normal”

| August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments
Investing in a “New Normal”

For those who missed my last column (available at presidiosentinel.com), I wrote that I expect government spending to be cut while taxes increase over the coming years. I also mentioned that my personal outlook is for slower economic growth as the both the government and consumers “de-lever” (that is, reduce debt). Finally, with economic growth […]

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Economics and the Debt Ceiling

| July 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Economics and the Debt Ceiling

Lately, there has been a lot of public hand wringing about the debt ceiling, or the legal limit on how much Congress can borrow.  Essentially, they’ve reached the limit and since Congress borrows about 43 cents for every dollar spent, they need to raise the ceiling in order to fund the current operations of the […]

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