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Lessons From 2012….

Josh Brown has compiled a great list of lessons from 2012.  Mine will sound familiar:

Cullen Roche (Pragmatic Capitalism): in the face of fiscal cliffs, apocalyptic predictions and a persistent financial crisis, 2012 proved (once again) that measured optimism will always defeat persistent pessimism.

I’ve made a real concerted effort over the years when writing this site to always provide my actual unbiased opinion (whether optimistic, pessimistic or totally unpopular).  I knew from the second I started this website that it would be a lot more popular if I wrote about gold, Apple, and the end of the world every day.  But I’ve sacrificed quantity for (an attempt at) quality.  I don’t always get it right, but I wish it was a perspective that was more broadly adopted by writers and analysts in the financial space.  I presume that’s too much to ask when it’s quantity that rules the internet dollars.  As a supposed capitalist you’d think I’d have sold out sooner….

See the full list from Josh here.

Cullen Roche

Cullen Roche

Mr. Roche is the Founder of Orcam Financial Group, LLC.Orcam is a financial services firm offering asset management, private advisory, institutional consulting and educational services.He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance and Understanding the Modern Monetary System.
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