Category Archives: Successful living

“A Recession is Ahead” – or so “they” keep telling me

A friend of mine and a reader of my blog spoke to me recently about the coming recession.  He thought “moving assets to cash” would be the right thing to do. We hear much about “fake news” in the political … Continue reading

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Who would have thunk?

In the last month, especially early on, I had several calls from friends and associates who wondered about the markets.  Given the autumn of 2018’s pummeling and especially December’s mauling, I heard, “Should I get out?” I told my panicked … Continue reading

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And on and on it goes

The markets’ correction continues. The best performers, like tech stocks, have been become beaten-down dogs. Earnings are, and have been, great, but that hasn’t matter. The beating continue.  In October, we had a string of 28 consecutive days without a … Continue reading

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For Investors, right now, it’s a hurting world out there.

This is not a pretty chart. It’s from Bespoke Investment Management, and it’s worth a look (“OS” and “OB” mean “over sold” and “over bought”, “N” means “neutral,” and horizontal lines show recent direction of recent moves. Green dots are … Continue reading

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Wow! What a Ride!

First, a few facts: Yesterday’s trading was volatile: After an initial climb, the Dow fell more than 900 points before recovering in the final 15 minutes—with no obvious catalyst—to finish down 1% for the day. The S&P 500 has fallen … Continue reading

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