Category Archives: market volatility

Of bitcoin and other things

Happy New Year once again. The market stumbled today, Tuesday, January 16th, but I doubt very much that where it finished yesterday or where it got intraday today – over 26,000 on the DOW – will mark its high watermark.  … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – and it was for investors who stayed invested

Hello, my dear readers.  I hope you had a good Christmas and will enjoy a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year in 2018. As I write this, just after noon on the last trading day of 2017, American market are … 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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