Ivory Johnson In The News
The Positive Side of Budget Cuts
Published: Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:24 PM ET By: Ivory Johnson, CFP, ChFC, Founder, Delancey Wealth Management, LLC Americans have witnessed three decades of economic success through the prism of cooked books and lofty promises - $85 billion in unceremonious budget cuts would be a rude awakening. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and it [...]
Yep, the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Is Good for the Economy
Published: Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 12:23 PM ET By: Ivory Johnson | Founder, Delancey Wealth Management, LLC Investors have been forewarned that the economy would suffer unspecified injuries from the blunt force of obstinate politicians if we fell over the "fiscal cliff." Perhaps, but these events might ultimately prove to be a fortunate [...]
Delphi’s White Collar Workers: Collateral Damage for the Auto Bailout?
Published: Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 11:47 AM ET By: Ivory Johnson Scarborough Capital Management, Inc President Obama rightfully assumes credit for the auto industry bailout, a political victory that saved 1.5 million jobs and likely prevented another depression. Unfortunately, over 20,000 non-union salaried Delphi workers were left behind, their pensions sacrificed at the altar of forgiveness. Injustice is [...]
How Much Will the Economic Recovery Cost Us?
Published: Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 12:16 PM ET By: Ivory Johnson Scarborough Capital Management, Inc The United States has a renewed sense of optimism. There are 3.4 million unfilled positions waiting for qualified applicants and jobless claims have fallen to their lowest level in four years. Meanwhile, manufacturing jobs are being created for the first time since 1997, [...]
Does the Fed Trump Fundamental Analysis?
Published: Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 10:42 AM ET By: Ivory Johnson Scarborough Capital Management, Inc Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke went to the well of make-believe wealth once again, setting the stage for more bond buying in last week’s announcement. With a sullen economy supported by 36 months of smoke and mirrors, the punch bowl was never far away. The [...]
Is a Healthy Lifestyle Part of Your Retirement Plan?
Published: Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:31 PM ET By: Ivory Johnson Scarborough Capital Management, Inc A cynic would suggest that many of those quixotic New Year’s resolutions will ultimately go the way of bipartisan compromise in Washington – a great idea that never comes to pass. Smart investors should think otherwise. By all accounts, a renewed commitment [...]
Five Questions You Should Ask Your Financial Adviser
Published: Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 9:50 AM ET By: Ivory Johnson Scarborough Capital Management, Inc The canvass of investment planning has been subject to a variety of hues absent from the traditional 24 color Crayola box. Industries evolve, rules of thumb lose their grip on what’s considered suitable and unannounced complexities require a different brand of expertise [...]
The True Cost of Holiday Shopping
Published: Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 11:42 AM ET By: Ivory Johnson Scarborough Capital Management, Inc With Europe in despair and the U.S. economy still sputtering, consumers rolled their eyes like dice, wagering family budgets on Black Friday. Sales increased by 6.6 percent the day after giving thanks for what we already have, an indication that Congress isn't [...]
Is Your 401(k) Plan a Trap?
Published: Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 11:19 AM ET By: Ivory Johnson Scarborough Capital Management, Inc In a matter of just 25 years, defined contribution plans have become the predominant retirement tool available to American workers, many of whom have little investment experience. Nevertheless, the novelty could be wearing off, as 401(k) plans may be ill-suited for the [...]
Is the European Union too Complicated to Fix?
Published: Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 10:49 AM ET By: Ivory Johnson Scarborough Capital Management, Inc Europe’s recent attempt to manage the persistent debt crisis still remains a source of great concern. Naturally, the issue is magnified by the constructs of the European Union, overwhelmed by healthy egos and very little money. The European Union is a confederation of [...]
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