Category Archives: fear

Market Hissy-Fits, Tariffs, and Chinese Trade

I am fascinated by business and the investment world. Those of you who know me personally know that. But two attributes of the investment world that are tiresome and troubling to me and many others are its excessive short-term focus … Continue reading

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“A Recession is Ahead” – or so “they” keep telling me

A friend of mine and a reader of my blog spoke to me recently about the coming recession.  He thought “moving assets to cash” would be the right thing to do. We hear much about “fake news” in the political … Continue reading

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Typically, a good time to be in the market

Welcome to March. While it may still be blustery outside my door in Indiana, it’s more typically a good time to be in the stock market, where a nice slug of our retirement funds ought to be.  Stocks tend to … Continue reading

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Who would have thunk?

In the last month, especially early on, I had several calls from friends and associates who wondered about the markets.  Given the autumn of 2018’s pummeling and especially December’s mauling, I heard, “Should I get out?” I told my panicked … Continue reading

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What in the world is going on in the markets?

If you haven’t noticed, the markets have gone from bad to free-fall. They can’t seem to catch a break or a bounce. 2017 was among the calmest years ever – no more than a 3% fall, up every single month … Continue reading

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