Over the past two weeks, the media has been consumed by events unfolding in Washington, DC.  While the coverage must be good for television ratings – who doesn’t like to whine about Congress – contemplating actual changes to your investment portfolio based on what happens with the debt ceiling debate could be a mistake without first considering your investment objectives.

The Tour de France is a three week long, two thousand mile cycling event I watch religiously each July.   How this became a habit I’m not sure, but friends have accused me of loving European sports more than American ball sports, insinuating that I might even be a Socialist.

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