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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Apr 18

More To Economic Slowdown Than Weather

The stock market has hung in there so far this year in spite of negative economic reports from December through…

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Apr 11

The Market Is Too Dependent On Hopes That

The market remained positive, near its December peak for three months, primarily based on hopes. Economic reports were dismal during the…

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Apr 4

The Market’s Annual Seasonality is a Real Concern

As we move into April, it’s important to look at the stock market’s long history of making most of its…

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Mar 28

Why Mutual Fund Managers Cannot Protect Investors In

Over my 27 years in the business, I often discuss bull and bear markets with investors. A couple of popular…

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