Category Archives: Personal Finance

August, 2018. Where are we?

Markets around the world continue to struggle this year – unlike last year – with American markets struggling the least, by the way.  We seemed to be making a run at challenging the January high for the S&P 500 last … Continue reading

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Up, Down, But – Seemingly – Going No Where

At least, that’s what it seems like so far in 2018. I can live with that, but I don’t know if you can. I hope you can. The market was up about 35% from Trump’s election night, Nov. 8th, 2016, … Continue reading

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The Water Torture Continues and What to Do About It

The stock market has been driving a lot of sensible people crazy the last several months. And I’m not sure it’s done yet. After a great January, there have since been some wild swings up and down. No less than … Continue reading

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Markets are so awful right now that it’s feeling rather promising

Come back with me to Davos, 2018, for a minute. If you’re not familiar with “Davos,” it’s an annual gathering of the world’s high-powered, beautiful, and richest at an expensive retreat in the Swiss Alps.  It’s an great opportunity to … Continue reading

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How are you doing with this volatility?

Take a look at the chart below. Take a good look. A bit of study of that chart may help any who are having anxiety attacks this spring over market gyrations understand why they are they are experiencing discomfort. We … Continue reading

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