ARBOR WEALTH: Low inflation, displaced turtles and downside protection

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 at 05:22 PM.

Some items are purchased in good times and bad:  diapers, toothpaste, electric power for home A/C, food and gas are a few consumer staples that are not considered discretionary items by Americans. 

Companies that produce and distribute these products often weather market storms better than most. We may cut back on luxury purchases during downturns, but we’ll likely pay our electric bill and keep that A/C humming.

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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