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Bracketology 2019 – The Cost of the Colleges at Play

By | March 27th, 2019|Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

With the NCAA men’s basketball starting, something that I found hitting close to home as our family visits colleges for our daughter is the costs. In keeping with the theme of March Madness, here is the bracket of this year’s tournament with the costs involved with each. After some shock, the question of how to [...]

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Out & About with John Bowen

By | March 1st, 2019|Paramount Private Wealth Out and About|

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The Art of Doing Nothing

By | February 19th, 2019|Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

Investments are kind of like soap . . . the more you handle it . . . the smaller it gets.In times of severe volatility, fear starts to engulf our minds. Today’s media, in large part, triggers our fear mechanisms. The drumming of markets crashing, global growth is eroding, or the Federal Reserve is going [...]

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Pete with Fritz Meyer

By | February 7th, 2019|Paramount Private Wealth Out and About|

Out and About with Fritz Meyer Pete with Fritz Meyer, economist and market commentator, publishes periodic updates and opinion on the economy, markets and investment strategy and frequent guest on CNBC, BloombergTV and FBN. He was Invesco’s Senior Market Strategist, and has managed large-cap equity mutual funds and multi-cap equity and fixed-income client portfolios.. We [...]

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I Speak of Dividends . . . Because the Matter

By | January 29th, 2019|Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

For years, I have spoken about the importance of dividends as a component of potentially increasing long-term wealth. Dividends are one of the tenants of our investment philosophy and one aspect of our strategies we pay particular attention. Dividends matter, a lot. As a refresher, dividends are a result of corporations earning more money and [...]

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LPL Outlook 2019 – FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets

By | December 26th, 2018|Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

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Emotional Biases – The Herding Behavior

By | October 24th, 2018|Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” ~ General George S. Patton The heard is often wrong. As the name indicates, Herding Behavior is a phenomenon observed in the animal kingdom. Schools of fish, giant herds of antelope and elephants demonstrate this behavior - acting in unison, as if choreographed, moving from water [...]

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Emotional Biases – Anchoring

By | October 18th, 2018|Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

“the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” ~Franklin D Roosevelt Do you remember what you were doing 10 years ago at this time? I’ve asked a couple of people and they vaguely remember - working at x company, getting laid off, etc... The younger the person, the less they can specifically identify [...]

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Gauging the Economy – Riding the Rails

By | September 14th, 2018|Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

In trying to judge how an economy is performing, there are several indicators that can be analyzed. Some are leading indicators - those that measure growth and expansion i.e. people doing better financially; new orders for capital goods (cars, refrigerators, home improvement projects) et cetera. Some are lagging indicators - those that you see somewhat [...]

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Comparing Yourself to Others …. to “The Market”…

By | August 16th, 2018|Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

Comparison theory was first put forth in 1954 by psychologist Leon Gestinger, who hypothesized that we make comparisons as a way of evaluating ourselves - especially in social settings. At its root, it is connected to the brain’s network that is traced back to protect oneself against threats. (1) In today’s world, specifically social media, [...]

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