If it Bleeds, it Leads

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“News is a money making industry. One that doesn’t always make the goal to report the facts accurately… Fear-based news stories prey on the anxieties we all have and then hold us hostage… In previous decades, the journalistic mission was to report the news as it actually happened, with fairness, balance, and integrity. However, capitalistic motives associated with journalism have forced much of today’s television news to look to the spectacular, the stirring, and the controversial as news stories. It’s no longer a race to break the story first or get the facts right. Instead, it’s to acquire good ratings in order to get advertisers, so that profits soar.”
– Deborah Serani Psy.D. Psychology Today

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Is This Time Different?

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“The Four Most Dangerous words in Investing are “This time it’s different”
– Sir John Templeton

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Last week I spent a little time reviewing some year-end investment research, and came across a set of statistics that surprised me. Specifically, I saw a chart which depicted the historical returns of the S&P 500, through the end of 2016. Did you know:
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