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Deficits, Debt, and Markets

Posted by Diane H. Blackwelder on 4 January 2011

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As government spending hits record levels around the globe, some politicians, economists, and pundits are warning that rising indebtedness may drag down economies and financial markets. This issue has raised concern among investors who assume that a government’s fiscal policy is closely linked to the country’s economic growth and market returns.

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Capitalism's Future

Posted by William C. Prewitt, M.S., CFP® on 20 May 2009

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The investment community is struggling with the issue whether capitalism will continue in its present form.  Up to this point, winners of the 2008 Presidential election cycle have created more uncertainty than clarity.  Look at these examples:  

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Your Personal Economy

Posted by Diane H Blackwelder, CFP® on 13 April 2009

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As I am sure you know – unless you have been hiding under a rock, have buried your head in the sand, or have simply placed your fingers in your ears and started saying “la-la-la-la” when the business news comes on – the US economy is in somewhat uncharted territory right now.  News anchors and reporters, eager to drive ratings and sell commercials, sensationalize every drop of economic news, and relentlessly parade “expert” after “expert” across the screen with conflicting recommendations.  With all this noise and confusion…

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