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Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Now Showing in Europe: Negative Yields – Next Stop: The U.S.?
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....
1668 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Uncle, Uncle!!
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...
1690 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled WHY USE AN ACTIVE MANAGER?
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....
1697 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Merry Christmas!
From all of us at Paragon, we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The Paragon Team
1733 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Oh, What A Tangled Web We Weave....
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...
1744 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled The Young Family at the Festival of Trees
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
1747 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Leading Economic Indicators Suggest Growth Continued Into 2015
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.
1765 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Buy And Hold
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...
1788 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled ADJUSTMENT PERIOD
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...
1795 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Looking Past Scary Financial News Headlines
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...
1802 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Backed against the wall....
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...
1821 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled The Live Your Dream Foundation
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...
1835 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Paragon's Client Social Dinner
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!
1844 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Should I Invest Now?
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 go...
1859 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Buyer Beware
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...
1871 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled The 2nd Annual Pioneer Raft And Run
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. ...
1901 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Paragon Won Best of State
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...
1919 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled On Hold
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. ...
2004 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled Am I Seeing Double?
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...
2047 days ago
Money Managers Live wrote a new blog post titled January Effect?
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.
2060 days ago