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Glassman Wealth Services is four years old, and manages $675 million in assets. Yet even now, we still deliberately try to think like a startup — and we think this is key to the firm’s success. A recent conversation with a peer made this clear to me. Find out how and why we maintain our…

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From refrigerated freighters and container ships to car carriers and supertankers, the world’s shipping industry has played an incredibly key role in transporting 90% of the world’s food, products and energy while helping to transform the global economy along the way. Each year, some 86,000 ships move more than 9 billion tons of cargo –…

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Back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, when Japanese companies bought Rockefeller Center and Pebble Beach along with other properties long considered U.S treasures, a collective cry went out that we were losing control of legendary pieces of our history. It just seemed wrong. Fast forward a few decades later, now it’s Smithfield Foods, the…

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Despite one of the sharpest rallies in US equities in recent memory, emerging market equities have been left curiously behind in 2013.  Through last Friday, the market segment was down 1.0%, compared to an S&P 500 index that was up 10.0%.  This seems to violate the regime that investors have gotten used to over the…

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Regardless of what happens with the fiscal cliff it is likely that taxes will increase at least for high income earners, and any hope of a compromise or solution is likely to drive the stock markets higher. Should you sell and realize capital gains now at potentially lower rates?  Are high dividend-paying stocks going to…

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As we head further into the second half of 2012, it is clear that policy from central banks in the US, Europe, and China will drive markets and the global economy. Monetary policy in the US is becoming less impactful, while central bankers in Europe appear unwilling to tackle the enormity of their collective problem.…

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