ARBOR WEALTH: Debt ceiling debate and downside protection

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 03:25 PM.

Time is the one commodity that is priceless. 

Thus, in our view, maintaining a defensive posture is vital for older investors. This may be a time to take some profits and raise cash, because if we see a repeat of the debt ceiling debates of 2011, no doubt there will be bargains ahead. As always, an investor’s age, risk tolerance and financial goals must be considered. 

Margaret R. McDowell, ChFC, AIF, a syndicated economic columnist, chartered financial consultant and accredited investment fiduciary, is the founder of Arbor Wealth Management, LLC, (, a “Fee-Only” Registered Investment Advisory Firm located near Sandestin. Arbor Wealth specializes in portfolio management for clients with $250,000 or more of investable assets.


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