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“Incoming….”

According to Wikipedia, “Incoming” is a warning or command to seek shelter from incoming artillery fire. There’s more negative market “incoming” descending on us today.  Futures were down significantly over night, and the markets have followed through in delivering a … Continue reading

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A Punky Week in the Markets

If you’re as old as I am, you may remember Charles Atlas. He was the guy who was became hope for those skinny boys who supposedly got sand kicked in their face by the bullies.(Honestly, though, did anybody ever get … 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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Oh! That Employment Report.

It’s hard to imagine any one who follows economics who is not by now aware – or even horrified – over last Friday’s May employment number of a measly 38,000 net new jobs. Yikes! What does one make of this?  … Continue reading

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Oh, there’s pain in the markets

For investors these days, the words of Thomas Pine come to mind: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” They sure do, Tom. Since yesterday’s Federal Reserve decision not to raise interest rates a measly quarter-of-a-percent — from about … Continue reading

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