Tag Archives: Code of Ethics

Deadbeat old people are really dragging the U.S. into the pits

December 21, 2011

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I love reading letters to the editor from all over the country. A recent local letter was titled “Entitlements making America collapse.” The author said “entitlements is a dirty word,” and reported that 50 percent of Americans are receiving some form of entitlement. He was convinced these were all a bunch of deadbeats. In 1950, […]

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Doing my best to help the struggling global economy

December 15, 2011

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The retail season started with a bang, as traditional retailers added 6.6 percent to their sales from last year. Online retailers are picking up steam that is fueled not just by improvements in economic trends. More and more, we are shopping from our computers. While the big shopping day for traditional retailers is Friday, the […]

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Between faith and finances is the rub

December 1, 2011

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I was recently speaking with an international graduate student about his impending graduation. As we talked about job possibilities, he told me that he would really like to work for himself. I asked if he had friends or relatives who would be willing to give him money to invest and manage. He hesitated. He smiled. […]

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Keeping an eye on our public servants — The integrity of our financial markets depends on disclosure and fairness

November 22, 2011

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As a Chartered Financial Analyst, I am bound by the CFA Code of Ethics. As a registered financial advisor, I operate under federal law that recognizes me as a fiduciary. Both sets of rules require me to behave better than my local congressman. The integrity of our financial markets depends on disclosure and fairness. All […]

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