The Standoff in Washington

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It makes sense that investors would react positively to Thursday’s news that the Obama administration and House Republicans are willing to trade a short-term debt limit increase for “separate negotiations” on a number of other budget issues, a small step in the showdown between the two sides. After all, the government was closed and (sarcastic […]

Should You Trade Volatility?

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…if [investors] insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” –Warren Buffett After a wild second half of 2011, volatility in global markets has calmed down quite a bit in 2012. Volatility is a measure of risk that […]