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The Investor's Advocate: Hocus Pocus Focus

 Slight of Hand Tricks Used by Businesses to Make Performance Deficiencies Disappear

Would you like to be made aware of the clever tricks some companies use to conceal their growth deficiencies? And better yet, how to protect your investments from them? If so, then you should certainly read a posting called "Disguised Dysfunction"

( The essay is a recent addition to Anthony Rhodes' popular How To Invest blog

( Mr. Rhodes is the owner of wealth management firm The Planning Perspective



"Performance anxiety is not just a condition which affects some middle aged men." he joked. "Businesses are also confronted with it, and some resort to very clever tactics to meet their growth expectations." he furthered. "Or at least to make it appear as if they have." he added.

What's the best way to identify such companies? And are some of them already held within your 401(k) or other retirement plan? Mr. Rhodes unpacks these questions within the article, and provides easy to understand methods for identifying the guilty parties.

"There are some key characteristics which tends to define these companies, and I discuss them at length within the post." he continued. "It's important to be made aware of them in order to best protect your investments. And I hope that investors take heed so as to not repeat the same mistakes that others have made in the past." he concluded.  


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