Category Archives: economic recovery

Well, Well, Well, What Do We Have Here?

Investment markets had a bad day today.  They did come back a bit into the close, but still it was ugly. Why?  And should we be worried? First, some thoughts on why. As you regular readers of my irregular blog … Continue reading

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Labor Day Thoughts on Stewarding Your Capital

Take a look at this chart: It’s been another hard year for prophets of doom. The chart above covers doomsday market predictions from 2012 to 2018, overlayed about the movement of the S&P 500 during those same years. The list … Continue reading

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August, 2018. Where are we?

Markets around the world continue to struggle this year – unlike last year – with American markets struggling the least, by the way.  We seemed to be making a run at challenging the January high for the S&P 500 last … Continue reading

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4.1%!

Wow! The US economy grew at 4.1% in the second quarter of this year. That’s the June quarter just ended, of course. And it’s the first report on that quarter’s growth, subject to revisions. 2018’s first quarter growth was upped … Continue reading

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Stay the Course

In my days working at Fidelity, I recall legendary investor Peter Lynch saying that we have to be careful not to get scared out of our investments. Earlier still, at a talk at Columbia University in New York, where I … Continue reading

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