Mark Axelowitz, director of wealth management at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and adviser to very high net worth individuals, was recently on CNBC's Fast Money program discussing trends that he has noticed among ultra high net worth individuals (see CNBC article).

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Just as many investors are jumping back into stocks, essentially afraid that they may have missed the recent rising market, ultra high new worth individuals are more cautious, and appear to be worried about inflation, the dollar, and of course, taxes. This macro-economic perspective has kept the rich from chasing the recent rally, and instead has them investing heavily in fixed income instead of equities as they shy away from diving into the market with both feet. The rich stay rich for a reason. Maybe it is time to pay attention.