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It's About Context...

People frequently ask my opinion on financial issues and economic events. This blog allows me to answer their questions and provide context for those things that affect their financial health.

Top Sector Picks of 2015- Midyear Update

Earlier this year I wrote about the 2015 Sector Predictions made by the highest profile investment strategists on Wall Street. Here is a chart of their collective predictions as published in Barron’s on December 15, 2014.

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Top Stock Picks of 2015 - Midyear Update

In January, I blogged about Top Stock Picks for 2015. This is the update that I promised to write based on mid-year values.

So, how have the analysts and managers done?

Below are the prices as of December 31, 2014 and June 30, 2015.  A  indicates a rise in price since the beginning of the year.  A  shows a decline in price since the beginning of the year.  

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Tangible Proof of the Monetary Value of Professional Financial Planning Advice

When it comes to financial planning most people would agree that they "should" have a financial plan.

So why is it that 70% of US households don't have a financial plan?"

People come up with all kinds of reasons why they haven’t planned for their financial future:

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Always the Bridesmaid? May Be Good for the S&P

It fascinates me that so many investors continue to believe that professional money managers and market strategies can predict what’s going to happen in the financial markets. (The majority of the evidence shows otherwise). So, these investors look for and listen to the soothsayers that claim to know what's going to happen.

Like my previous blog "Top Stock Picks for 2015", we are going to track the actual results of 10 of the most respected and highly compensated market strategists on Wall Street.

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Top Sector Picks of 2015

It fascinates me that so many investors continue to believe that professional money managers and market strategies can predict what’s going to happen in the financial markets. (The majority of the evidence shows otherwise). So, these investors look for and listen to the soothsayers that claim to know what's going to happen.

Like my previous blog "Top Stock Picks for 2015", we are going to track the actual results of 10 of the most respected and highly compensated market strategists on Wall Street.

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