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Advisor OneTalking to Clients on Japan and Mideast Now: Keith Springer

Springer Financial Advisors’ founder publicly opines on market and world events, showing and training clients how to keep emotions out of investing.

Advisor One | March 17, 2011 | By James J. Green, AdvisorOne

When it comes to communicating with clients over any concerns they might have about the markets and the economy, or the impact of disasters like Japan or the turmoil in the Mideast, Keith Springer says “I like to answer the question before it’s asked.”

Keith Springer Office LobbySpringer, the founder and president of the RIA firm Springer Financial Advisors in Sacramento, Calif., says he doesn’t “react to events unless they have a consequence,” and in his judgment, the events in Japan  “will not have an effect on worldwide demand for goods and services; it won’t change.”

In fact, Springer views the Japanese earthquake and its after-effects as positive for the Japanese economy, at least in the short run, while acknowledging the tragic nature of the events for the people of Japan. “Now they have an excuse for borrowing and spending,” he said in a Wednesday interview, referring to the Japanese government and its central bank. “They’ve just gotten a hall pass”…

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