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Investment Choices in a Low Rate .....

Posted April 29, 2016 by paragon. tags:Tags: , , ,
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On March 29, Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a speech to the Economic Club of New York. Before you fall asleep, as is usually justified when it comes to mind-numbingly boring economic talk, let’s discuss how her comments will directly affect your investments. Yellen advocated for letting the economy run hot before continuing to raise interest rates. She basically admitted that the small increase administered by the Fed in December was a mistake, and that ...Read More

Current Thoughts on the Market

Posted February 16, 2016 by paragon. tags:Tags: , ,
By Nathan White, Chief Investment Officer of Paragon Wealth Management The following video agrees with our current readings on the economy and the fears regarding a recession.  While we acknowledge that there are notable risks to the economy the bulk of the economy is still growing slowly and the data does not currently support a recession call.   The global economy is adjusting to lower energy and commodity prices and the resultant effects on associated companies ...Read More

Market Update & How Wealth Is .....

Posted January 29, 2016 by paragon. tags:Tags: ,
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Written by Dave Young, President & Founder of Paragon Wealth Management Market Summary While the stock market made significant advances in 2013 and 2014, last year felt more like a repeat of 2011 when the market went nowhere. In 2015, the S&P 500 experienced its first 10% decline in four years. There were some winning sectors with technology, health care and consumer stocks posting modest gains. On the other hand, commodity, mining and energy stocks ...Read More

A Season For Giving Back

Posted December 17, 2015 by paragon. tags:Tags: , , ,
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Some of you may or may not know a lot about Dave’s wife Cathy. Cathy has a big heart and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure a job gets done right. Together, they have five children and eight grandchildren. Ten years ago, their son in law, Byron Edwards passed away unexpectedly.  In his memory, Cathy decided to decorate and donate a Christmas tree to the Festival of Trees in Salt Lake. ...Read More

Put The Odds In Your Favor

Posted November 4, 2015 by paragon. tags:Tags: , ,
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Written by Nate White, Chief Investment Officer of Paragon Wealth Management This article is from Paragon's Third Quarter Newsletter. If you are interested in receiving a free printed copy of Paragon's Quarterly Newsletter, please click here. Investing encompasses two of the most powerful human emotions — fear and greed. In light of the recent market volatility, your biggest fear, without a doubt, is losing money. No one likes to see account values go down. So ...Read More

Market Mayhem

Posted October 28, 2015 by paragon. tags:Tags: , , , ,
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Written By Dave Young, President and Founder of Paragon Wealth Management This article is from Paragon's Third Quarter Newsletter.  If you are interested in receiving a free printed copy of Paragon's Newsletter, please click here.  It’s been a difficult three months. From July through September, investors worldwide faced a market with vicious volatility and the worst performance we have seen in four years. As a group, hedge funds posted their worst performances since 2008. Prior ...Read More

Update on Recent Federal Reserve Announcement

Posted September 21, 2015 by paragon. tags:Tags: ,
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Written By Nathan White, Chief Investment Officer There was quite a bit of anxiety leading up to last week’s decision by the Federal Reserve on whether or not we would get the first interest rate increase in over nine years.  Surprisingly citing overseas uncertainty, they decided upon no change and slightly lowered their forecast for the path of future rate increases. There are very heated debates about the pros and cons of continuing the current Zero ...Read More

Comments on Recent Downturn and Volatility

Posted August 25, 2015 by paragon. tags:Tags: , , ,
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Due to the volatility in the markets over the past few days, we wanted to reach out and let you know of our thoughts and the actions we are taking. We have been saying that this sell-off is long overdue for some time. It is the reason we have been holding a lot of cash and have been more defensive in our portfolios. •Monday morning dramatic drop (which will be repeated endlessly by the media) ...Read More

Flexibility First

Posted August 4, 2015 by paragon. tags:Tags: , , , ,
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Written by Nathan White, Chief Investment Officer As the year has progressed, we’ve voiced concerns about both the bond and stock markets — and the need to stay flexible. We have moved our portfolios into a more defensive stance to protect against the current risks and to take advantage of any increases in volatility. While we are not outright bearish, we are seeing signs for caution. Our investment strategy is a dual-model approach that uses ...Read More

PLAYING DEFENSE

Posted July 1, 2015 by paragon. tags:Tags: , , , , , , ,
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It’s hard to believe we just celebrated the Fourth of July. KaNeil reminded me we’re only six months away from Christmas! Time flies fast. The broad stock markets continue to be relatively uneventful. From November 2014 through June 2015, the Dow Industrials has been stuck in a trading range. The Dow has repeatedly moved back and forth between 17,700 and 18,300 — back and forth, back and forth, and back and forth again. It feels ...Read More

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