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Now Showing in Europe: Negative Yields – Next Stop: The U.S.?

February 26, 2015 Comments (0)

Written by Nate White, Chief Investment Officer of Paragon Wealth Management Yes folks, the condition where you actually have to pay someone to hold your money or you get back less than you deposited is now a reality in Europe....

Uncle, Uncle!!

February 4, 2015 Comments (0)

The dramatic drop in the price of oil over the last few months is captivating the markets. It seems it is coming down to a giant game of chicken to see who will cry first: Shale producers, unstable oil dependent export countries such as Nigeria, Venezuela, Russia, or other unconventional sources such as deep-water and oil sands projects. A massive supply glut that has been building for the last few years has finally come to a head. On Thanksgiving Day, to the dismay of many OPEC members, the...


January 28, 2015 Comments (0)

Written by Dave Young, President & Founder of Paragon Wealth Management Because certain indexes have performed well over the past few years, those who promote passive investing are recommending that you follow the current fad and just buy index funds....

Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2014 Comments (0)

From all of us at Paragon, we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The Paragon Team

Oh, What A Tangled Web We Weave....

December 12, 2014 Comments (0)

It looks like we are finally starting to see the consequences of the Fed’s great monetary easing experiment. Getting in was easy – getting out maybe not so much. The fear throughout the Fed’s great adventure was what type of unforeseen consequences could the happen as a result of QE and artificially low interest rates. Now we are starting to find out. Along with others, I have said for some time now that QE has distorted the markets. It has recapitalized the banks, which I believe was the...

The Young Family at the Festival of Trees

December 9, 2014 Comments (0)

Each year the Young Family and friends donate a fully decorated tree to Primary Childrens Hospital fundraiser called The Festival of Trees. There are over 800 trees

Leading Economic Indicators Suggest Growth Continued Into 2015

November 21, 2014 Comments (0)

The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose in October by 0.9% for its ninth consecutive gain. The consensus was for a gain of 0.6%. Eight out of ten components posted improvements with all components strengthening over the last six months. These figures suggest further upside momentum to growth and are consistent with above-trend growth.

Buy And Hold

October 29, 2014 Comments (0)

I was recently reminded of how much I disagree with the “Buy and Hold” concept of investing. One of our clients, brought in several stock certificates that she inherited from her family. They were dated from 1902 to 1920. That was a period of time when mining companies were very popular with investors. She asked us to research the current value of the certificates. Her family held several of these certificates for over 100 years. Based on the number of shares and their valuation levels it...


October 22, 2014 Comments (0)

The era of QE has been a difficult environment for active managers. The last five years have been a heyday for the passive investor, aided directly and indirectly by the Fed’s Quantitative Easing (QE) programs, stocks and bonds have moved up in an indiscriminate manner. All one had to do was simply show up. Bonds have been directly aided by the trillions the Fed has purchased while equities have indirectly benefitted from the implied “put” or backstop inferred by these Fed actions. The Fed’s...

Looking Past Scary Financial News Headlines

October 15, 2014 Comments (0)

Written by, Dave Young, President & Founder of Paragon Wealth Management I encourage you to learn more about investing and planning. It will pay dividends in many ways, and we are here to assist you as you take steps to...