Category Archives: stock rallies

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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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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Stay the Course

In my days working at Fidelity, I recall legendary investor Peter Lynch saying that we have to be careful not to get scared out of our investments. Earlier still, at a talk at Columbia University in New York, where I … 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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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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