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Altrius Capital Blog

14 Nov 2016

Trump Wins...Now What?

Posted by James Russo

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Topics: Investing, Advice, trump presidency

16 Aug 2016

Is a Market Crash Coming?

Posted by James Russo
Over this past weekend, a client sent an article asking if a market crash was coming.  As this end is touted by many pundits and financial prognosticators, I thought I would share my response below.
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Topics: Advice, Risk, The Economy

12 Aug 2016

Government Conspiracy: Are Economic Numbers Cooked?

Posted by James Russo
This is a question raised by politicians and individuals alike both on the left and right of the political spectrum.  I actually like when I receive questions or assertions from clients and investors regarding the validity of economic numbers as I believe being  a skeptic and questioning data makes for sounder long-term investment decisions.  I’m certainly one myself, in addition to being a contrarian (a necessary trait for a value investor); however, though questioning economic numbers and their sources is important, it is also vital to look at all of the pieces of the economic puzzle in their entirety when developing an economic and investment outlook and strategy.
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Topics: Investing, Advice, Wealth Management, Long Term Investment

27 Jun 2016

Brexit Schmexit

Posted by James Russo
By now, you’ve probably read numerous articles explaining what Brexit means for you, the economy and your portfolio.  Though plenty of pundits will claim to know what it means, the truth is that no one knows for certain how the economy and investors will react in the short term. Though the event is primarily political in nature, it will have economic ramifications based on the emotional impact which may have an effect on spending and growth particularly in Europe.
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Topics: Advice, Financial Advice, Long Term Investment

09 Jun 2016

Trump vs. Clinton – Who is Better for the Economy?

Posted by James Russo
After a bruising primary season, we are left with two major party candidates still standing and a choice of whom to vote for this November.  I’m often asked who is better for the economy and to which party I belong. As to the latter question, I generally quip that I am a Federalist and my party died with Hamilton’s demise on the banks of Weehawken, New Jersey. To the former question, I believe that though these matters are of vital importance to the direction of our nation, who is eventually chosen as President will have little long term impact on our resilient American economy. 
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Topics: Investing, Advice, The Economy, Politics