Aug 22

Is It Time To Ignore The Fed?

All eyes are on the Fed. When will it begin to raise interest rates? Some say next summer. Others think…

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Aug 8

European Markets Look Downright Scary

Here’s the situation. The economy of the 18-nation European Union is about the same size as that of the U.S., with…

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Aug 7

Street Smart Report

T here have been numerous important economic re-ports since the last issue three weeks ago, and at least a short-term…

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Aug 1

Buy the Dip, Bail Out, Or Just Worry?

Here we are in August and the debate still continues as to whether the promised bounce-back from the winter slowdown…

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Jul 25

China’s Market Finally Looks Like A Buy

Is China’s economy, the second largest in the world, a disaster coming down to a hard landing, which has been…

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Jul 22

Enough With The Bubble Talk Already

So much analysis we see and hear lately is concerned with whether the stock market is in a bubble or…

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Jul 18

Will Investors Get Out In Time This Time?

It is normal and understandable that investor confidence grows as paper profits in a long rally or bull market pile…

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Jul 11

The Bond Rally is Not a Good Omen

The Fed says the economy remains healthy enough that it will continue to taper back its QE stimulus at a…

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Jul 3

Jobs Report Not as Positive for the Economy

The jobs report for June was super good news. There were 288,000 new jobs created, and the unemployment rate dropped…

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Jun 27

A Second Quarter GDP Bounce-Back May Not Be

No one, or at least hardly anyone, expects the U.S. economy is sliding into a recession, which would require two…

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Jun 20

Is Stage Set For Markets To Again Be

The Federal Reserve’s dual mandate, established by Congress, is to maintain economic growth, while avoiding excessive inflation. It attempts to do…

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Jun 14

Worry about the Second Quarter, Q1 is History

Here is what we know. The economy has been slowing since last fall, when the impressive 3rd quarter GDP growth of…

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Jun 6

The Truth About the Jobs Report and the

Let’s see now. Last week, the Commerce Department unexpectedly revised first quarter GDP growth down to negative, -1.0%. The Fed reported…

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May 30

Bull Market Continues But Will Cash Be Summertime

Is it that enough positive economic reports are shining through the preponderance of dismal reports to keep the market’s spirits…

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May 23

Are Some Proven Investment Strategies Too Simple To

As goes January so goes the year. Avoid the first two years of the Four-Year Presidential Cycle. Buy in the…

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May 16

Wall Street Says It’s Different This Time.

It’s a good thing it’s different this time! We know it is because Wall Street says so. The high-valuation levels indicated…

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May 15

Breakout or Fake-Out?

After five months of indecision on which way it wanted to break out of its going nowhere sideways trading band,…

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May 2

Inverse ETFs Are Superior To Short-Sales For Market

With so many long-time successful members of the ‘smart money’ contingent calling for a significant market correction this year, investors…

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Apr 25

Is Housing Ringing The Stock Market’s Bell Again?

It is said that they don’t ring a bell at stock market tops. However, the housing industry has sometimes been quite…

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