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Volatility Unleashed

January 26, 2012 Comments (0)

Written by Dave Young, President of Paragon Wealth Management Taken from Paragon's 4Qtr 2011 print newsletter 2011 was a very difficult year for investors. Even though it was one of the most volatile I have ever experienced, the year ended about where it began. The overall trend changed so many times that it was impossible to extract any gains from it. A thousand point move up followed by a thousand point move down became routine. Since August, intraday daily swings averaged 261 Dow...

Tips For Working Seniors

January 19, 2012 Comments (0)

If you are among the increasing number of people who continue to work into their retirement years, keep these tips in mind when planning for your financial future. 8 Financial Tips for Seniors Who Work Visit USNews to view the complete article The percentage of persons past the age of 65 who are still employed has risen because of the Great Recession. Even without a downturn, however, there has been a longer term trend of more people wanting to keep working. There is the money, to be sure....

Market Mayhem

January 5, 2012 Comments (0)

What to do while we're between a stock and a hard place. Written by Dave Young, President of Paragon Wealth Management At Paragon, during the 1980's and1990's, our primary focus was on growth. Our objective was to grow our accounts as much as possible. We controlled risk by monitoring the business cycle and the strength of individual companies and industries. Since the economic meltdown of 2008 the challenges and number of risks to investors has multiplied. Significant new risks are the...

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2011 Comments (0)

The New Year is upon us and there is no better time to review risk tolerance and how you are allocated in your investment accounts. Please contact our office if you would like to discuss your 2012 investment strategies with one of our advisors. We hope the start of this New Year will bring happiness and success to you and yours! From all of us at Paragon Wealth Management

A Holiday Wish From Paragon

December 22, 2011 Comments (0)

Merry Christmas from all of us at Paragon

Happy 25th Anniversary!

December 16, 2011 Comments (0)

Provo, Utah (Dec. 16, 2011) - Paragon Wealth Management, originally called The Center for Financial Excellence, celebrated 25 years of business this month. Dave Young, president and founder of Paragon Wealth Management, started The Center for Financial Excellence in 1986 to give investors an opportunity to do more with their money. “I originally started Paragon to manage money,” said Young. “I sold over a dozen businesses I owned, and wanted to invest the proceeds, but wasn’t able to find an...

Are we in a Recession?

December 8, 2011 Comments (0)

Some people say we are currently in a recession. Others say we aren't... Watch this short video to learn Paragon's wealth managers thoughts on being in a recession. What do you think? We'd like to hear your feedback.

Paragon's Stock Market Outlook for the end of 2011

December 1, 2011 Comments (0)

Several of our clients have asked us where we think the market is headed. Watch this video to learn our thoughts on where it has been and where it might be going. We'd like to hear your thoughts. Feel free to leave comments.

Why use Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?

November 17, 2011 Comments (0)

Watch this short video to learn more about exchanged-traded funds. Dave Young, Paragon's President, and Nathan White, Paragon's Chief Investment Officer, discussed why they like to use them, why they are popular, the benefits of using them, and the problems with using them. They also cautioned investors when using them.

Europe Update: Socialism Is Expensive

November 10, 2011 Comments (0)

One of the reasons I have been so negative on government debt is that the reward, the interest rate offered, wasn’t enough to compensate for the risk at these low levels. One of the problems with debt is that when rates are low too much tends to get borrowed. After all, the financing costs are so cheap when rates are low that it seems like you can afford all sorts of things. However, the fairy tale comes to an ignominious end the moment rates begin to rise and then the true ramifications...