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The stock market – What a difference a month can make!

Posted on February 01, 2019
The Stock Market – What a Difference a Month Can Make!   We are writing this note on February 1st, one month after a nasty selloff in the stock market leading up to and culminating with Christmas Eve. At random, we looked at the values of a few of our managed growth accounts, and they […]

After a Big Decline

Posted on November 01, 2018
What happens after big stock market declines? Unquestionably, this has been a difficult year for almost everyone who is invested in the stock market and for our managed accounts. So, what has really changed? We know there are new tariffs, but we are close to full employment and the economy appears strong. Selling stocks starts […]

Economic Forecasting Exists to Make Astrology Look Respectable 

Posted on September 13, 2018
Economic Forecasting Exists to Make Astrology Look Respectable    We are sometimes queried by clients regarding where we think the market will be in six months or next year. There is not a good way for us to answer that question because the true answer is that we don’t have a clue. The real question […]

Sudden Stock Market Corrections

Posted on February 15, 2018
Sudden Stock Market Corrections  (Or as Yogi would say… “It’s Deja vu all over again”)   Market corrections happen frequently. History tells us a correction of 5-10% occurs nearly each year, and every three years or so a 10-20% correction comes along. In bull markets, the drops tend to be sharp and fast and they […]

Market Corrections: Expect Them to Happen

Posted on July 01, 2017
Market Corrections: Expect Them to Happen   As prices move ever higher, we will almost certainly experience periodic pullbacks. Extended bull markets have always been interrupted by episodic declines, better known as correct ions. Corrections can be short, lasting for several days, but a typical downward move is lengthier, lasting anywhere from several weeks to […]

The Election is Over – Now What?

Posted on November 01, 2016
The Election is Over – Now What?   A few days before November 8th, Ben and I were attempting to reassure some of our clients, both verbally and via email, that markets do not necessarily spiral into a sharp decline immediately after, or as the result of, an election. Uncertainty has always created a jittery […]

Brexit & Market Volatility

Posted on June 01, 2016
Brexit and Market Volatility Last Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped a little over 600 points, or approximately 3½ % in one day. The reason, as everyone knows by now, was the surprise vote by Britain to leave the European Union. The US received that news in the early morning hours Friday. Wall Street […]

Drawdowns

Posted on January 01, 2016
Corrections and Drawdowns While always painful. corrections; i.e. sudden drops, in the prices of stocks have always been a very real part of investors’ lives. They typically come with very little warning, and the reasons given by market pundits are always presented to us after the market drops, not before. This time it was the […]

Long Term Bull Market: Keep Focused!

Posted on May 01, 2015
Long Term Bull Market: Keep Focused!   The interesting thing about a long-term Bull Market is that it continues to advance during a climate of concern and outright fear; climbing the proverbial ‘wall of worry’_ This anxiety compels most people to leave their money sitting in a bank or money market fund, earning almost nothing, […]
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