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SEM Podcasts:  


Best of the Blog, 6/15/13 -- Is the Fed losing control of rates?

Best of the Blog, 6/8/13 -- Employment & the Fed

Best of the Blog, 6/1/13 -- Winning the retirement game

Best of the Blog, 5/25/13 -- Why we should be watching Asia

Best of the Blog, 5/18/13 -- Is the Fed really going to taper off QE?

Best of the Blog, 5/11/13 -- How long can the Fed keep this up?

Best of the Blog, 5/4/13 -- Should we sell in May?

Best of the Blog, 4/27/13 -- Our dysfunctional government

Best of the Blog, 4/20/13 -- Market vs. the Economy

Best of the Blog, 4/13/13 -- Is it sundown in America?

Best of the Blog, 4/6/13 -- Did the sequester cause the slowdown?

Debt, Leverage, & Addiction -- Part 1  Part 2   Part 3  

Best of the Blog, 3/23/13 -- Consequences of Perpetual Bailouts

Best of the Blog, 3/16/13 -- Is the Dow's streak a buy signal?

Best of the Blog, 3/9/13 -- Does Goldilocks have any blemishes?

Best of the Blog, 3/2/13 -- What does Sequestration mean?

Best of the Blog, 2/23/13 -- Recency Bias

Best of the Blog, 2/16/13 -- The REAL State of the Union

Best of the Blog, 2/9/13 -- Is the economy causing the outbreak in violence?

Best of the Blog, 2/2/13 -- What are we getting from all this debt?

Best of the Blog, 1/26/13 -- Are we in another bubble?

Sunshine Week, 1/24/13 -- Stuck in your retirement plan

Sunshine Week, 1/23/13 -- The time to buy & hold

Sunshine Week, 1/22/13 -- Keeping things in perspective

Sunshine Week, 1/21/13 -- The Pending Forest Fire

Best of the Blog, 1/19/13 -- What did we learn from our client seminars?

Best of the Blog, 1/12/13 -- Short-term vs. Long-term investing

Best of the Blog, 1/5/13 -- What does the fiscal cliff deal mean for the economy?

Sunshine Week, 9/20/12 - Is America going Backward?

Sunshine Week, 9/19/12 - Opportunities in a tough economy

Sunshine Week, 9/18/12 - Is your 401k safe?

Sunshine Week, 9/17/12 - The stealth depression

History of the Fed, 6/19/12


SEM Presentations:

4th Quarter Economic Update- December 11, 2012

Can the Fed Save the Economy? - September 27, 2012

3rd Quarter Economic Outlook - July 10, 2012

What can we expect the rest of 2012? - April 19, 2012

What will 2012 look like? - January 9, 2012

Are we headed towards recession? - October 7, 2011

What is happening with the economy? - September 26, 2011


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