What We Saw Yesterday Was What We Like To Call The OOPS Factor!

We want to acknowledge that the almost 1,000 point drop in the DOWyesterday afternoon was quite unnerving but we do not see a wholesale collapse in equity pricing occurring.  We believe that the current situation is the start of a correction that began earlier this week and considering that equity returns for the past year are better […]

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More About Health Care Reform And A Few Planning Tips

If your goal is to make people lividly angry these days, just mention that you’re for (or against) health care reform. Many Americans hate or love the legislation depending on their party of affiliation, which some health care insiders think is odd, because the final language of the legislation most closely resembles the health care […]

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Investing In Bonds: (Far) More Than Meets The Eye

Compared to stocks, bond investments are pretty simple, right? You lend your money to the U.S. government (Treasuries), or to a state or local government (muni bonds), or to a company (corporate bonds) for some period of time (called the “maturity”). In return, they pay you interest and then, at the end of the loan, […]

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The Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: Fiduciary No More

It is not enough to work diligently, competently and caringly on your behalf, we are fighting the tsunami of government regulation and lobbyist actions that create situations where the snake oil salesmen and Bernie Madoff’s of this world can prey upon honest clients like yourselves.  We believe that something called a “fiduciary standard” is the […]

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Global Perspectives: Budget Alarms in Greece

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about Greece recently, and before that about Dubai and before Dubai there was Iceland – three countries that were in danger of defaulting on what economists call ‘sovereign debt,’ which basically means their country’s equivalent of Treasury bonds.  Iceland’s issue was that their bank and national debt equaled $160,000 per […]

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Letter To Myself To Clients

As the New Year begins to take hold, Colman Knight intends to resume our monthly connections through this communication medium. Topics will vary and inspiration will be sourced from our personal and professional experiences, as always. This month we offer you a clever idea to contemplate and perhaps engage. An old but meaningful exercise is […]

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