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Stocks have no soul and other advice for investors

Calendars are a staple of holiday gift-givers. Several folks on my gift list can count on getting one.

This year I have a new favorite — “Thoughts Are Things for Investors,” a daily desk calendar by David Moon, president of Moon Capital Management, a Knoxville-based investment management firm.

It’s filled with bite-sized bits of advice presented with a sense of humor. A couple of my favorites:

July 14 — “Stocks aren’t ‘good’ or ‘bad.’  They have no soul.”

And Aug. 30 — “In a bull market everyone feels like he’s Warren Buffett. You’re not.”

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Reagan and Obama: Champions of necessary tax increases

Columnists often lift quotes from political speeches to illustrate the point they’re trying to make. I’ve done it myself many times — it’s an excellent way to add emphasis to what you’re writing.

RONALD+REAGAN.jpgHowever, keeping the quote in context isn’t always easy. A case in point, David Moon’s column in Sunday’s News Sentinel. In the April 24 column, Moon used a quote from President Barack Obama to draw a contrast between Ronald Reagan’s tax reform policies and the current president’s financial reform policies.Obama+Tax+Cuts.jpg

The Obama quote — from a speech just about a year ago — has been widely repeated by the president’s political opponents who want to paint him as a socialist. Unfortunately, the quote is often taken out of context.

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