Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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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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