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Powerful Portfolio – October 2012

Debbie’s Blog Build your own financial point of view. Away from the Eye of the Storm: Fundamental Guidelines for a Simpler, Less Expensive, yet Powerful PortfolioOctober 30, 2012 by: Debbie Lovett, CFP® My mind keeps leaping to those on the east coast as Hurricane Sandy begins the havoc that will interrupt normalcy over the next few days. May health and safety prevail as the moments unfold from projections to history. May the many things destroyed by the power of the storm be limited to exactly that – things. Thankfully, Sandy has given us some sort of lead time, although I’m [ read more ]


Long Standing Debate: Market Data v. Individual Intuition – October 2012

Debbie’s Blog Build your own financial point of view. Long Standing Debate: Market Data v. Individual IntuitionOctober 18, 2012 by: Debbie Lovett, CFP® Whether you are entertained, enlightened or enraged by this political debate season, it gives you the opportunity to measure how much detailed data or general platform preference guides your personal interpretation of the information in front of you. While we would all like to think that it is only the facts that drive our decisions, 1) we as a species have limited ability to separate emotion from the perception of fact (behavioral science is devoted to this [ read more ]


Markets, Timing and the Long Term Investor – October 2012

Debbie’s Blog Build your own financial point of view. Markets, Timing and the Long Term Investor October 10, 2012 by: Debbie Lovett, CFP® What makes someone a long term investor? John Maynard Keynes, a premier economist in the 20th century, noted that in the long run, we all are dead. Most definitions of long term investing that I’ve run into are not quite that long. Having just left a makeshift reunion of old camp friends, I’m struck by the large blocks of time that pass by with a blink of an eye. Smaller packages of moments and minutes, hours and [ read more ]