Category Archives: fear

More August Face-Plants. This Time with an Inverted Yield Curve

Whew! This August is starting to smell a lot like last December, if you know what I mean. The market is trying to commit hari-kari. But some of us are wondering why. The latest reason for markets to reach for … Continue reading

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More Face-Plants

I opened the month with a comment on the market doing a face-plant. The market continues its face-plants. Long-term indicators are now even more positive while short-term indicators, highly volatile of late, remain slightly negative. The biggest positive I see … Continue reading

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Feels a lot like watching snow melt

The market has been doing nothing.  Nothing for a year-and-a-half. I enclose a screenshot, below, I took this morning with equity futures down a little bit. If you carefully study the chart below, you will see the right-end of the … Continue reading

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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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