Category Archives: saving

Well, Well, Well, What Do We Have Here?

Investment markets had a bad day today.  They did come back a bit into the close, but still it was ugly. Why?  And should we be worried? First, some thoughts on why. As you regular readers of my irregular blog … Continue reading

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Labor Day Thoughts on Stewarding Your Capital

Take a look at this chart: It’s been another hard year for prophets of doom. The chart above covers doomsday market predictions from 2012 to 2018, overlayed about the movement of the S&P 500 during those same years. The list … Continue reading

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4.1%!

Wow! The US economy grew at 4.1% in the second quarter of this year. That’s the June quarter just ended, of course. And it’s the first report on that quarter’s growth, subject to revisions. 2018’s first quarter growth was upped … 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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Some things to ponder in a chaotic market

Why? Why? Why? Why won’t – and when will – the markets stop the manic madness? It seems to be up big one day, then down big – or down bigger – the next. It soars then drops. And this … Continue reading

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