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Perspectives

A collection of our quarterly publication

Dual duel

Second Quarter 2017

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A U.S. President (Andrew Jackson) once did it. Another almost did so (Abe Lincoln). A Vice President (Aaron Burr) and a Secretary of the Treasury (Alexander Hamilton) did it, and it cost the latter his life. (Hamilton’s son also did it and suffered the same grave outcome). Legislators did it as well …

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What-dun-it?

Third Quarter 2016

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Enjoy “who-dun-it?” mysteries? If so you have good company. Two of the longer running TV shows, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Files are who-dun-its. Adding to these shows’ intrigues are the fascinating forensic detection techniques that are used to uncover evidence crucial...

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Ant-Man and the Search for the Lost Keys

Third Quarter 2015

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Superman, Batman, the Avengers, and most recently, Ant-Man. If Hollywood movies are any indication, the viewing public is infatuated with the notion of superheroes. The storyline of heroes overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds to save the world just never gets old apparently. Where-oh-where are the economic superheroes when we need them?

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Searchers and the Heartbeat

Second Quarter 2015

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It’s the dose that makes the poison. This old saying reminds us that small doses of harmful things may not be poisonous, while excessive quantities of even essential things like water and oxygen may prove toxic. Although this adage may have its roots in medicine and toxicology, its message resonates in today’s investment world. Will a dose of Fed interest rate hikes prove toxic to the U.S. economic expansion? Will higher rates kill the bull market in stocks? Will Greece’s debt woes poison the world financial system and economy? The answers, we believe, require some perspective about ‘dosages’ surrounding these and related issues...

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From Ultra to Extremely?

First Quarter 2015

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What’s likely to happen with geopolitical events? We wish a good fortune teller was available. One can be pretty certain, however, that they will continue to cause investment angst and periodically roil the markets. Given their unpredictable nature, investors can cope through appropriate bond/stock allocations and by remaining vigilant. When it comes to the prevailing economic crosscurrents highlighted earlier, we believe we have much more perspective to offer...

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