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“These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls”

These words were the first line in the first of a series of pamphlets written by Thomas Payne, during the American Revolution, titled “The American Crisis”. Perhaps a small modification to, “these are the times that try investor’s souls,” might be timely. Investors, and everyone else, is being pummeled by a barrage of, seemingly never-ending, […]

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Affording A Home

The issue of affordable housing has long been a material factor in political and investment decisions.  During the first quarter of 2018, affordability, as measured by the average share of income needed to buy a median-priced house was at its worst since the third quarter of 2008, according to “Attom Data Solutions”.  Attom is a […]

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Patient Investing

Patient Investing Sometimes it takes years for a potentially attractive investment opportunity to materialize.  Investors should be aware of the probable time frame involved when making decisions. For example, the development of fracking in the US energy industry resulted in a significant surplus of natural gas and a marked softening of prices.  This gave rise […]

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