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CFA Magazine: Vienna Calling, Can Austrian Economics Give Investors an Advantage?

Barnhart Investment Advisory is quoted on the second page of this article by Stephen Mauzy, CFA. CFA Magazine Article Copyright 2011, CFA Institute.  Reproduced and republished from CFA Magazine with permission from CFA Institute.  All rights reserved. Click here to request a proposal from Barnhart Investment Advisory   DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this article should  be construed […]

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Barnhart Investment Advisory in Today’s Investor’s Business Daily

Barnhart Investment Advisory is featured in today’s Investor’s Business Daily  article: Pros Top Picks ETF Picks for the Remainder of 2012.  As always, please remember this should not be considered a personal recommendation.  You should consult with your financial advisory before making any investment decisions. Click here to request a proposal from Barnhart Investment Advisory […]

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Taking a Look at: TIP – Treasury Inflation Protected Bond ETF; an underappreciated workhorse

This is the first in a series where we will take a look at various ETF’s and how they play a role in an “Austrian Economics” influenced portfolio. TIP data by YCharts Today we look at the iSharesBarclays TIP  Bond ETF, ticker symbol TIP. Followers of the “Austrian School of Economics” naturally fear the return […]

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When J. Kyle Bass Talks…People Listen

Those of us playing in the over forty league, no doubt remember the iconic commercials from the 70’s for brokerage firm E.F. Hutton.  Two executives discussing the stock market, as the world goes on around them.  Invariably one of them delivers the payoff line:  “My broker is E.F. Hutton, and E.F. Hutton says…” at which […]

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When Everyone Has Bad Credit…

I’ll give them heroics. I’ll give them the most spectacular heroics they’ve ever seen! And when I’m old and I’ve had my fun, I’ll sell my inventions so everyone can be superheroes! Everyone can be super! And when everyone’s super, [laughs maniacally] no-one will be.                                 […]

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Is There an “Austrian School of Investment Thought?”: Austrian Economics and the BIA Investment Philosophy

I am often asked what does it mean to invest with “an eye toward the Austrian School of Economic Thought?”    Is there a certain way that an “Austrian” should invest?   Is there an “Austrian School of Investment Thought?” In a word , no.  There is no Austrian School of Investment Thought.  But that doesn’t mean […]

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Professor Plum, With the Revolver, in the Library: Who Caused the Financial Crisis and How Did They Do It?

BIA Commentary and Opinion (Originally published on May 13, 2009) Right up until that fateful week in September of 2008 when Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac,Merrill Lynch and AIG all imploded, most of the media, government and financial professionals  either could not  or would not acknowledge the economic disaster that was unfolding before their […]

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Work in Progress – Please Stay Tuned

Barnhart Investment Advisory is in the process of revamping our entire investment and service platform. In accordance with these changes the website and blog will be transformed as well. Certain information and  previous posts may be removed, or require a password during and/or after  this process. Please stay tuned and look for the launch of […]

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Bernanke in Jackson Hole: Don’t Make Me Do It!

Anyone who was waiting for a “man bites dog” moment from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s address at Jackson Hole can keep waiting.  The Chairman’s message today was the same that is has been for some time:  The Bernanke Put lives on, but the Fed will only break the glass in case of an emergency. […]

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Shave and a Haircut For Munis?

Anyone who considers themselves an accomplished skeptic, should  be familiar with an  often used quote attributed to  German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” No doubt Meredith Whitney is quite familiar with  the ridicule and scorn […]

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