Category Archives: Successful living

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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Now this is what real financial news would look like

Honestly, so much of life is the same thing over and over. It might even be described as boring. But doing it well and doing it for others is honorable work. Take a look at this article by a gentleman, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on our not-so-new President and markets

It’s now a little more than six months since President Trump was sworn in. World markets show that of 76 countries, stock markets around the world have risen an average of 8% since Trump’s inauguration. Of all 76, all but … Continue reading

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