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11/07/11

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Cliff In The News: Cliff cited in Reuters about Greek debt crisis

Our president, Cliff Draughn was cited in a recent Reuters news article commenting about the Greek debt crisis. From the article: “Right now, the market just reacts to whatever rumor and whim is out there, going back and forth. What is Greece going to do? What is Germany going to do? What is Merkel saying, [...]

08/09/11

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Cliff In The News: Cliff cited in Reuters

Our president, Cliff Draughn was cited today in a Reuters article about the tumultuous last couple days in the market. Read the full article here. Cliff is quoted near the beginning of the article saying: “You had a cataclysmic sell-off in the marketplace,” said Cliff Draughn, president and chief investment officer at Excelsia Investment Advisors [...]

08/05/11

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Euro Contagion

“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” Yogi Berra In my newsletter “Bubble Liscious” in January of this year I cautioned that one of the risks on the horizon that was being ignored was the potential of a credit crunch in the European markets; particularly the banks. From “Bubble Liscious”: Is the euro in danger? [...]

07/18/11

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A “Palinized” Nation – No Direction, No Leadership, No Clue

Palinize: “To avoid giving any substantial answer to a factual question, by means of cobbling together meaningless platitudes; to attempt to fool listeners and distract their attention by pandering to their prejudices and using one’s charm or attractiveness.” America is being palinized by total lack of leadership and responsibility from both political parties on Capitol [...]

07/18/11

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Cliff In the News: Cliff cited in Reuters

Cliff Draughn was cited in a recent Reuters piece, published around the world: “What has been beginning to spook Moody’s and some other people is that Congress may be dumb enough to actually default on the debt,” said Cliff Draughn, chief investment officer of Excelsia Investment Advisors in Savannah, Georgia. “Clearly any instability of a [...]

05/17/11

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Financial Jabberwocky – Congress, The Fed Reserve, and Markets

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
  The frumious Bandersnatch!” From: Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There Congress: I never did particularly care for Alice in Wonderland, watching her go down rabbit holes and discover the characters of the White King and Queen, [...]