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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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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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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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The Art of Staying Young and Active

By | July 17th, 2018|Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

"To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am" ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich How can you take years off your physical and mental age? What choices could make you feel and look better? A few good habits might make a difference. Eat healthy. Aerobic exercise helps the heart, but it doesn’t necessarily [...]

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GDP Following the Atlanta Fed’s Forecast & Blue Chip Consensus

By | July 12th, 2018|Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

This is an interesting chart. (1) It shows what the bluechip consensus of the range of the top 10 and the bottom 10 forecasts show vs the Atlanta Fed’s quarterly percentage change. You can see the correlation between how stocks, here proxied by blue chip stocks, and the general economy move. As we have said, [...]

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Trade Wars, Volatility and Why it Matters

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

When I was a young kid living in West Texas (El Paso to be exact), I remember having these wonderful dirt clod wars with my friends. During these “wars,” your closest friend became your enemy for an hour or so. The fort you built was your safe haven as dirt flew. You learned quickly positioning [...]

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Patience Matters – Especially with Investing in Emerging Markets

By | June 21st, 2018|Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

Remember when you were a kid? Summer life was fairly simple. Life happened day-to-day. When you wanted something, it was rather immediate - not in a week let alone a year or longer. I think that every parent has said, “Be patient child.” I know I have! I remember my parents telling me, “patience is [...]

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Don’t Feed YOUR Doubt & Be YOUR Worst Enemy!

By | June 7th, 2018|Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

The end is near. This can’t go on forever. The bubble will burst! This time it will be different! The fable of Henny Penny, more commonly known as Chicken Little, comes to mind. The folk tale involves a chicken who believes the world is coming to an end - “The Sky is Falling!” The hysterical [...]

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Outlook 2016

By | March 1st, 2016|Paramount Private Wealth Blog|

 

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