Category Archives: elections

From an investor’s standpoint, how’s Trump doing so far?

How’s Trump doing so far?  From an investor’s standpoint, pretty well I’d say. The market, in spite of the protests over his policies and his supposed illegitimacy, is pretty happy.  Up about 10% since election day. But the constant drumbeats … Continue reading

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Some Presidential Election History for American Investors

Here are a few interesting charts; I want you to see them and ponder their meaning. I hold in high esteem a press that is independent and fair.  We have in our press today, I fear, neither.  The relentless “spin” … Continue reading

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The DOW is over 20,000 today! Is it time to head for the exits?

              Take a good look at the Chartoftheday I have posted above.  It is an update, as of last night’s record close, of an S&P 500 rally chart that I have used several times … Continue reading

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An interesting but very troubling chart

Below, my friends, I’m posting a chart – actually two charts – from this morning’s Wall St. Journal.  The top chart shows how banking stocks and Italian banking stocks have fared over the last year.  NOT WELL.  But that’s not … Continue reading

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I think we can say “goodbye” to interest rates as low as we’ve had for so long

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends.  I hope you will enjoy this wonderful day that arrives but once each year and leaves some of us, like me, wondering why we don’t live with a spirit of thanksgiving every day of the year.  … Continue reading

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