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Jun. 2022 – Inflation Implications In Perspective

Price inflation is a threat to investors, but it can be managed effectively. To do so, it is essential to screen out the fear-inducing noise in the media, which can encourage impulsive decision-making. Instead, investors should examine the data, inflation’s various impacts, and the opportunities available. As of this writing, it appears likely that the …

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Apr. 2022 – U.S. Series I Bonds, Inflation, and Cash Alternatives

We often caution readers to be wary of investment vehicles that seem “too good to be true.” Occasionally, however, attractive opportunities arise with minimal downside. Currently, U.S. Treasury Series I Bonds fit this description for investors in the right circumstances. I Bonds are U.S. Savings Bonds that earn tax-deferred compound interest adjusted for recent price …

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Feb. 2022 – Russia, Emerging Markets, and Risk Management

Investors who own emerging markets funds have a portion of their wealth exposed to the Russian stock market. Here we quantify that exposure and describe the risk control methods employed by our favored emerging market equity funds. Emerging market stocks, like all stocks, bear risk. These risks are wide ranging and might include perils such …

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Dec. 2021 – Omicron And Your Financial Health

The threat of the Covid virus has persisted stubbornly and has now mutated into the highly virulent Omicron strain. This development is both disheartening and frightening. But investors who follow our approach should, depending on their personal circumstances, stick to their designated allocation plan. The market has grown more turbulent since late November, when Omicron …

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Nov. 2021 – Regarding China

Hardly a day goes by without a prominent news story pertaining to China. Recent topics have covered the country’s use of forced labor and the financial troubles plaguing real estate giant Evergrande. Geopolitical stories have drawn attention to China’s military buildup, its participation in a multinational climate agreement, and its massive exports vis-a-vis the global …

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