Category Archives: Market falls

December is off to a disappointing start

Here’s a chart worth a moment of your time. It’s from the Bespoke Investment Group in New York, showing us the average monthly returns from stocks for the last 100 years, the last 50 years, and the last 20 years. … Continue reading

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What an interesting September this has been. Rewarding, too.

September, in the markets at least, is over for this year.  As I wrote earlier in the month, this past month tends to be the roughest one of the year.  But not this year. Not only is it over, it … Continue reading

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September is the roughest month of the investment year.

Yesterday marked the 8-1/2 year anniversary of the great bull market that is still going on. On March 9, 2009, the S&P 500 reached its closing low of 676.53. The previous Friday, March 6, 2009, the index touched its sinister-sounding … Continue reading

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We interrupt this program to bring you this bulletin

The market is now down two days in a row.  Imagine!  Are you getting weak-kneed? I hope not. Let me share a couple of charts with you to provide some perspective. The August/September period of the stock market – the … Continue reading

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What does the the second half of 2017 look like for investors?

There’s much to unsettle us these days in economics, politics, society, and international affairs.  North Korea is up there near the top of the list for many.  Slow economic growth with sticky wage appreciation for others.  Changing societal mores and … Continue reading

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