Category Archives: The Great Recession

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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Is heath care reform’s death the end of this bull market?

Well, so much for health care reform.  At least for now.  And, as well, for the first chance in decades to make a dent in the ever-growing entitlement state. If you think I’m heartless to write that, I’m not.  I’m … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the FED will very likely lift interest rates .25%. Is that a big deal?

Today, is FED day.  It is also, probably, the first of four times this year that the FED will attempt to lift interest rates here in the US.  For those curious, this is a very difficult and imprecise process.  In … Continue reading

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From an investor’s standpoint, how’s Trump doing so far?

How’s Trump doing so far?  From an investor’s standpoint, pretty well I’d say. The market, in spite of the protests over his policies and his supposed illegitimacy, is pretty happy.  Up about 10% since election day. But the constant drumbeats … Continue reading

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The DOW is over 20,000 today! Is it time to head for the exits?

              Take a good look at the Chartoftheday I have posted above.  It is an update, as of last night’s record close, of an S&P 500 rally chart that I have used several times … Continue reading

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