Category Archives: economic recovery

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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The Water Torture Continues and What to Do About It

The stock market has been driving a lot of sensible people crazy the last several months. And I’m not sure it’s done yet. After a great January, there have since been some wild swings up and down. No less than … Continue reading

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Markets are so awful right now that it’s feeling rather promising

Come back with me to Davos, 2018, for a minute. If you’re not familiar with “Davos,” it’s an annual gathering of the world’s high-powered, beautiful, and richest at an expensive retreat in the Swiss Alps.  It’s an great opportunity to … Continue reading

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