Monthly Archives: February 2015

Retirement Planning: Link to Original ITA Blog

February 28, 2015
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Investors thinking about retirement will find a number of blog entries over on the original ITA Wealth Management blog.  Check out this link. http://itawealthmanagement.com/second-level/retirement-planning/ Some of these posts are likely protected for Platinum members.  Membership on itawealth.com will not automatically give you access to itawealthmanagement.com so you need to set up an additional account on…

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Paulette Rees-Denis — Dance and Desire and Friday Bling

February 27, 2015
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Paulette Rees-Denis — Dance and Desire and Friday Bling

Paulette Rees-Denis — Dance and Desire and Friday Bling How has your week been my friends? Still February, and I’ve been outside gardening like a madwoman! I so love getting my hands and knees dirty in the soil, it’s like healing therapy for me. Sometimes you need someone to talk to, and sometimes you just…

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Investing Basics: Examining the Fundamental Principles

February 27, 2015
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Investing Basics: Examining the Fundamental Principles

From time to time it is useful to go back to the basics and make sure we have an investment plan that makes sense and has a high probability of adding value, or as we like to say, adds alpha to the portfolio. Here are a few basic guidelines. Follow The Golden Rule of Investing…

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Critical ETFs Used To Calculate The ITA Index

February 25, 2015
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Critical ETFs Used To Calculate The ITA Index

Photo taken at Cyclopedia show at the Portland Art Museum. As the market rotates from day to day, changes will show up in any portfolio if one is following or using a form of the momentum model.   If you are new to the blog and do not know what I am referring to, be sure…

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Paulette Rees-Denis — Dance, Desire, Bliss

February 23, 2015
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Paulette Rees-Denis — Dance, Desire, Bliss

Dance, Desire, Bliss I talk/write much about these three words, don’t I? It is my reason d’etre and passion! And to be able to bring and share so many aspects of these dreams to you makes me giddy… I am continuously experimenting with new ideas and projects, some work, some don’t, and when I know…

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The Age of the Prosumer

February 23, 2015
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Do you remember when caveat emptor (buyer beware) was the predominant business attitude about customers? Over time, we’ve witnessed the evolution to what has been declared the Age of the Customer*. Companies that do well in the Age of the Customer will have to excel in their abilities to exploit realtime data to enhance interactions…

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Hawking “Derby” – Around the Final Turn for the 6th Time (Week 29)

February 22, 2015
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Hawking “Derby” – Around the Final Turn for the 6th Time (Week 29)

US Equity markets (SPX) continue their bullish trend and prices have now poked their head out of their ~1990-2100 consolidation range. The next areas of possible resistance might be at the Fibonacci extension level of ~2113 and the top band of the short-term trend channel at ~2130. After that there is the longer term trend channel…

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Photography With An iPhone

February 22, 2015
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Photography With An iPhone

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, David Hume Kennerly, recently published “On the iPhone: Secrets and Tips.”  Kennerly’s one-year project of taking at least one good photograph each day for one year using his handy iPhone resulted in an excellent book for beginning and professional photographers.  While the quality of the photographs vary widely, as one might expect…

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Expectancy

February 20, 2015
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I have mentioned the concept of “expectancy” a number of times on this site and a Platinum Member recently asked me for a reference to a post on the subject. The references are somewhere in the comments sections of various posts so I thought it might be more useful for me to dedicate a short,…

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Perspective

February 20, 2015
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Perspective. Everyone has it. As creatives, we are constantly trying to get someone to see ours. But who is to say what perspective is correct or cool. Perspectives change and what I love about fashion is, its the same. Fashion … Continue reading → Read the full post

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