Fed raising interest rate isn’t major concern

June 23, 2015, by John Norris

The Federal Reserve met this week, and, as far as I can tell, it pretty much telegraphed a rate increase in September. What will this mean for the US economy? If one 0.25 percent increase in the target overnight lending rate between banks causes the U.S. economy to swoon, guess what, it was going to do so anyhow. In and of itself, the upcoming change in monetary policy is simply an admission of the obvious:...

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Some Common Cents for May 22nd 2015

May 28, 2015, by John Norris

We talk a lot about risk and return in our industry. The more risk you take, the more return you should expect. That doesn’t mean you take foolish, uneducated risks. However, it does mean you have to expose your portfolio to some volatility if you want to make any real money. Basically, you can’t stick your money in a coffee can and complain about not making any money. On the flipside, you can’t load up...

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