Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Weekly Insight: Economics of Free Trade

Free trade is a hot button issue in this election cycle. Both Presidential candidates seem to be lukewarm (at best) to new trade deals. Yet free trade is one of the few areas where economists generally agree. The consensus among economists has always been that the benefits of free trade…

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Weekly Insight: Record Spending on Home Remodeling

Is it just me, or does it seem like there is suddenly construction everywhere? This building boom feels similar to the early part of the last boom years of 2000-2007. Turns out that what I was feeling really only relates to the remodeling market, which is on track to hit…

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Weekly Insight: Olympic Glory

I have always loved the Olympics. An acquaintance of mine goes to every Olympics around the world because he says it truly is the “brotherhood of man.” That being said, I have always wondered about the numbers behind Olympic glory. This week I took a look at the games from…

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Weekly Insight: Taxpayer Funded Stadiums

Taxpayer-funded stadiums are a subsidy that I put in the category of “questionable at best.” I am sure this will offend some sports fans who believe that their fancy new stadium is the best thing their tax dollars have ever purchased. Nevertheless, it is tough to make a logical argument…

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CNBC: Earnings are out for Disney

Earnings are out for Disney. CNBC’s Julia Boorstin reports the details, as well as other major news for the company’s future. Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal and Robert Luna, Surevest Wealth Management, weigh in. Robert Luna Robert has over 16 years of experience in managing assets for institutions, professional…

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CNBC: Market Pullbacks

Despite recent market pullbacks, Robert Luna of SureVest Wealth Management explains why he still likes equities. Robert Luna Robert has over 16 years of experience in managing assets for institutions, professional athletes, small business owners and high net worth investors. He is an alumnus of the Wharton School at the…

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Weekly Insight: Cruise Ships

I recently found myself looking up at the Coral Princess (pictured below) and wondered: “How much does a cruise ship cost?” I speculated that it must be at least $1 billion. Turns out this ship was pretty reasonable. Princess Cruises only paid $330 million for the ship when it bought…

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