Category Archives: saving

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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Good advice and perspective

I try to share a sane perspective with my readers.  There are others out there worth listening to. Here’s one of them: Barry Ritholz in an interview with Vanguard. +++++++++++++++++++++++ From millennials to retirees, investment pro Barry Ritholtz offers deep … Continue reading

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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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