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Backed against the wall....

September 26, 2014 Comments (0)

We, along with many others, have been cautious about the bond market for some time. As the sun sets on QE the angst over when the Fed will start to raise rates and by how much is rising. Markets always like to price things in ahead of time and right now it seems the equity market’s recent nervousness could be due in some part to this interest rate uncertainty. The bond market however has not moved much yet. Many, including us, thought that the bonds would have a difficult year as they...

The Live Your Dream Foundation

September 12, 2014 Comments (0)

We would like to thank our 225 Participants, our 50 Volunteers and our 26 Sponsors of this years Pioneer Day Raft and Run. We would also like to give a shoutout and express our gratitude to Paragon Wealth Management and the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation for their continued sponsorship. Without this support the Live Your Dream Foundation would not be able to continue its mission of Empowering Single Mothers in their quest for a college education and bettering the lives of their...

Paragon's Client Social Dinner

September 3, 2014 Comments (0)

Thank you all for coming to Paragon's Client Social Dinner! We all had fun visiting and giving away some great prizes! We hope to see you all again next year!

Should I Invest Now?

August 19, 2014 Comments (0)

We are regularly asked this question. Investors don’t know what to do. They are concerned. Many seem to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time. They missed out on the gains of the past five years and are now concerned they may be investing at the top of the market. It seems like the risk pendulum swings from one extreme to another. In the 1990’s investors did not take enough risk and missed out on amazing returns. By 2000 and 2008 investors finally began to believe that markets only...

Buyer Beware

August 7, 2014 Comments (0)

The artificially low interest rates and asset purchases engineered by the Federal Reserve are causing a misallocation of private investment. Investors and savers have been clamoring for anything with yield and it is prompting many people to put their money in horrible investments. This is one of the unintended consequences of Fed’s extraordinary accommodative actions that have been in place for years now. Investors are taking on a lot of risk and illiquidity to generate what are often very...

The 2nd Annual Pioneer Raft And Run

July 8, 2014 Comments (0)

Dear Friends, Since 2010 Paragon Wealth Management has sponsored the “Live Your Dream” scholarships that go to single moms in difficult situations that have a desire to attend college or trade school and better their families future. This year we are excited to again to be part of the Live Your Dream fundraiser, The 2nd Annual Pioneer Day Raft and Run. 100% of the proceeds fund Live Your Dream Scholarships. We would like you, your family and friends to come join us in this exciting event. ...

Paragon Won Best of State

June 20, 2014 Comments (0)

On June 4, 2014, Paragon Wealth Management was awarded for the 2014 Best of State Award for Investment Advisory Services. The following pictures were taken at the Best of State Gala. Dave Young, President and Founder of Paragon Wealth Management...

On Hold

March 27, 2014 Comments (0)

I haven't written a blog post recently because their hasn't been a lot to report on in the past month. We ended 2013 with the Dow Industrials at 16576. The markets held in a very tight range until January 20th. From January 21st to February 3rd the Dow dropped about 1000 points which sounds like a lot but it was only 6%. After the drop, all of the doom and gloom crowd came out and started proclaiming the start of a new bear market. The market responded with a positive snap back rally. ...

Am I Seeing Double?

February 12, 2014 Comments (0)

I always tell investors that the market could crash anytime for a variety of reasons and if one is not prepared to endure this then they need to reset their expectations about what investing is. For the past month or two there has been a chart making the rounds that compares the current market with that of 1929. The intent of these comparisons is always that a great calamity is at our doorsteps. I have seen so many of these supposed scary comparisons over the course of my career. With most...

January Effect?

January 30, 2014 Comments (0)

It seems that the January effect where stocks usually go up in January is not as consistent as it used to be. Actually, it stopped being consistent after everyone became aware of it. The January effect appears to have moved into December. With the S&P 500 off to its worst start since 2009 many investors are wondering what that means for the future. Obviously, no one knows for certain, but I will give you an update on what our models are telling us now.