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January 2013 Stock Market Report and Economic Update

By Greg Naylor January was an eventful month, as the federal government extended most of the Bush tax cuts and delayed sequestration for two months.  In...
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December Stock Market Report and Economic Update

By Greg Naylor December was an uneventful month, as markets anxiously awaited resolution of the ‘fiscal cliff.’  The last week of December saw markets end the...
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A Roadmap for Responsible Government Spending

By Max Moore I recently started reading Santayana’s Curse by Sean Corrigan (of Diapason Commodities). In a few words, the book recounts various monetary pursuits over...

Special Interests and Political MisAdventures of the 21st Century

By Andrew Nyquist Let’s just come out and state the obvious: it’s nearly impossible to trust that the current political system has the conviction necessary to...
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November Financial Market Report and Economic Update

By Greg Naylor November was an eventful month, as the U.S. elections upheld the status quo in the House, the Senate, and the Presidency.  Markets...
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Minyan Magic: Scenes from Festivus 2012

By Andrew Nyquist This year was finally my time! You see, for the past three years, I have longed to make the trek to New York...
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October Market Report and Economic Update

By Greg Naylor October was an uneventful month for major economic news, although Superstorm Sandy closed the NYSE for two days.  This was the first...
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September Market Report and Economic Update

By Greg Naylor September was an eventful month, as the Federal Reserve and Ben Bernanke announced another round of quantitative easing, commonly referred to as...
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5 Thoughts: The Reality of Intervention, Politics, and Propaganda

By Alex Salomon It's been a busy week for global news and financial media, covering rising fanaticism and related tragedies abroad, as well as the vastly...
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August Market Report and Economic Update

By Greg Naylor August was an uneventful month, as many market participants traditionally take vacation at the end of summer before school starts.  Although volume...

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