Category Archives: Successful living

More Face-Plants

I opened the month with a comment on the market doing a face-plant. The market continues its face-plants. Long-term indicators are now even more positive while short-term indicators, highly volatile of late, remain slightly negative. The biggest positive I see … Continue reading

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August opens with a face plant

The market has started August on on a disappointing note. It fell over 3% this past week; it’s worst week since January. August tends to be a rough month, and following recent new highs in the stock market, the poor … Continue reading

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Feels a lot like watching snow melt

The market has been doing nothing.  Nothing for a year-and-a-half. I enclose a screenshot, below, I took this morning with equity futures down a little bit. If you carefully study the chart below, you will see the right-end of the … Continue reading

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“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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