Some Common Cents for April 18th 2014

April 22, 2014, by John Norris

A reader of my Montgomery Advertiser article wrote me this week to ask what was the cause behind the recent market volatility. Over the years, we have established a pretty good dialogue, so I was happy to hear from him. I was also happy to see in the email he had posed the same question to his financial advisor in New Jersey; a guy at a big firm, who would undoubtedly regurgitate the company line....

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Some Common Cents for April 11th 2014

April 14, 2014, by John Norris

If you have consumed any news or commentary, in just about any form of media, over the last several years, you have undoubtedly read something about inequality in the United States. You have heard or read about the 1%, and how this segment of the population makes all the money and has all the wealth in the country. You have also learned the gap between the rich and the poor is growing, in both absolute...

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Some Common Cents for April 4th 2014

April 7, 2014, by John Norris

Ah, the first Friday of the month. That can only mean one thing: the Employment Situation report. What will it tell us about the strength of the US economy? Are employers adding jobs, or cutting them? Is the American worker making more or less money than they were? Oh, the data embedded in the roughly 40 page report! And how the investment industry analyzes the stew out of it! Two words: good times. I don't...

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