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Archive | “Austrian” Investment Themes

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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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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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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Tax Gain Harvesting?

In an earlier post, I discussed the potential drawbacks of the annual investor rite of passage know as Tax Loss Harvesting. I am sure many people would politely disagree with such thinking.  That same group of people would thus surely think I have completely lost my mind when I suggest the next topic:  The idea […]

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