Category Archives: market volatility

The equity markets keep churning higher in spite of…..

Here’s a partial list, for the faint of heart, of the worries and concerns that have beset individual investors over the last nine years. Every one of these things were billed by the financial news guys on cable television as … Continue reading

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Some charts to tell us where we are – or may be – in the investment cycle.

I read often these days that the market for us long term,, retirement investors is about to roll over and die, taking much of our gains with it? Is that true? I don’t think so, but then I don’t really … Continue reading

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“Sell in May and go away?” Really?

You’ve heard the old Wall Street saw about “Sell in May and go away”? Is that right? Well, history tells us that not much in the way of positive returns are achieved from the first of May through the end … Continue reading

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Low-cost index investing wins again

Check out this chart from this morning’s Wall St. Journal.  It tells us the percentage of stock managers OUTPERFORMED by the S&P 500 index over the last 25 years. I keep stressing the role of low-cost, index-based investment for our … Continue reading

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Is heath care reform’s death the end of this bull market?

Well, so much for health care reform.  At least for now.  And, as well, for the first chance in decades to make a dent in the ever-growing entitlement state. If you think I’m heartless to write that, I’m not.  I’m … Continue reading

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