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”Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be”

That was probably good advice in William Shakespeare’s day, but is not applicable in a modern society. Advanced economies require liquidity and seamless credit, which in turn requires responsible lending and borrowing. At any given time, nearly all of us are either borrowers or lenders, often both at the same time. If you have a […]

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Two Former Senators’ Perspectives on Legislation Affecting Business (Or, The Rats in the Maze)

Former Senator George McGovern, Congressional Record, 102nd Congress (1991-1992): “My own business perspective has been limited to that small hotel and restaurant in Stratford, Conn., with an especially difficult lease and a severe recession. But my business associates and I also lived with federal, state and local rules that were all passed with the objective […]

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Investing For Your Own Time Horizon

Every talking head on the television and every armchair investor are seemingly willing to give an opinion on many different investments. There is a lot of good and bad information available. What’s most important is not only that the information is correct but also that the investment matches your own time horizon. If you are […]

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Will Weakness in Ford and GM Shares Continue?

Despite improving domestic sales, Ford and GM shares have not kept pace with the market, as measured by the most of the popular averages. GM’s US vehicle sales were up 15.5% in June and up 4.3% for the first six months of 2012. For the same periods, Ford reported gains of 7.1% and 6.6%. But […]

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You Did Not Build That, or, Atlas Shrugged (again)

“He didn’t invent iron ore and blast furnaces, did he?” “Who?” “Rearden. He didn’t invent smelting and chemistry and air compression. He couldn’t have invented his Metal but for thousands and thousands of other people. His Metal! Why does he think it’s his? Why does he think it’s his invention? Everybody uses the work of […]

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GM Pensioners – Deadline Tomorrow – July 20th!

The deadline for pensioners to decide whether to accept a lump sum offer from General Motors is tomorrow – Friday July 20th! Sigma is available to help advise on any last minute decisions. Today’s New York Times featured an article about these decisions, and quoted our own Christopher Frayne, CFA, CFP®. Check out the article […]

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