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Altrius Capital Blog

05 Feb 2018

"Now Is Always the Hardest Time to Invest"

Posted by James Russo

Today's 2%+ market sell-off has certainly unnerved some investors.  Like any market move in the short-term, it's important to take a deep breath and think about your long term goals as we assess our outlook and strategy.  So, has anything changed?

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Topics: Investing, Dividends, Long Term Investment

03 Jan 2018

Bitcoin: Really?!

Posted by James Russo

After receiving a tip from my Uber driver, a call from my uncle Ed and questions from my kids about Bitcoin, I thought I would pen a few words about the cryptocurrency. It's important to first understand that anyone who bets on Bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency, is rampantly speculating rather than investing.  There is absolutely no way to fundamentally judge the intrinsic value of Bitcoin as it produces no cash flow nor has any earnings.  As such, it is of course impossible to also make any determination when to buy or sell it.

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Topics: Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin

05 May 2017

Tax Cuts as the Centerpiece of Polical Strife.

Posted by James Russo

For nearly a hundred years, tax cuts have been a centerpiece of political strife among politicians, with both parties at times lobbying for lower tax rates.

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Topics: tax reform, tax cuts

02 Jan 2017

A New Year’s Resolution for Cash…What Should I Do Now?

Posted by James Russo
Many prospective clients - and some clients who have held cash outside of their managed assets with us - have asked what they should do with money they've been holding in cash particularly after the market has exhibited a strong rally.  This is not a new question as I have been asked it repetitively the past eight years, particularly at the beginning of many New Year's since the financial crisis, as individuals again focus on their budgets and investments after the holiday festivities are finally complete.
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Topics: Dividends, cash on hand, fully invested, market fluctuations

19 Dec 2016

Approaching Dow 20,000...Take a Breath, It's Just a Number

Posted by James Russo
 
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Topics: Investing, Dividends