Category Archives: Investment

Where Do We Go From Here? Strategies for Moving Forward After a Market Correction

Start the celebration, the market correction of September/October 2014 is officially over. Or is it? Wouldn’t it be great if there were specific dates that could be identified as the beginning and end of downtrends in the stock market? Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Grading on a Curve (the Yield Curve, That Is)

Kids are back in school and have started taking tests. Some of those tests are graded on a curve, meaning that students are graded based on their score relative to the rest of the class. In terms of stock market … Continue reading

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Focus.

Weekly Commentary:  Stocks Likely to Focus on Domestic Over Foreign Policy in September The markets were most focused on an impending military strike on Syria last week. While prospects for an imminent strike have faded, the likelihood of military action … Continue reading

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There’s no (room for) dwelling in investing…

….and as we already know there’s no crying in baseball. Mid-Year Economic News AMERICA ADDS 195,000 JOBS IN JUNE Payroll growth in June matched that of May, according to the Labor Department (the May gain was revised upward). The private … Continue reading

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(For) What’s It Worth?

What’s It Worth? (and a song we like) What has mattered most to the market in recent years? What has explained the ups and downs and how the market got back to all-time highs? There are a lot of drivers … Continue reading

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Buyers and Sellers and…

We devote this commentary each week to assessing the many reasons markets may rise or fall. But at the heart of it, all markets come down to just one thing: buyers and sellers. Taking a look at who is buying … Continue reading

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“Sell in May and go away” (or don’t)

KFS Weekly Commentary:  Soft Spot Arrives on Schedule There are certain things we have gotten used to counting on each spring: the season changes and the weather warms, baseball games bring fans to the stadiums, the economy weakens, and investors … Continue reading

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Hold on there’s something coming through…

KFS Weekly Commentary Message From the Markets Stocks posted a strong first quarter. While shy of last year’s 12% first quarter gain, the S&P 500 Index’s 10% gain seen this year reflects very strong performance. Consistent with the powerful gains … Continue reading

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Slip Sliding Away….?

KARP WEEKLY COMMENTARY 10 Indicators to Watch for a Spring Slide in the Stock Market One year ago, we provided our list of the 10 indicators to watch that seemed to precede the stock market declines in 2010 and 2011 … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Markets. (in that order)

I, along with a lot of people have been searching for answers to this question: Why, in the face of many financial/economic headwinds, has the stock market been on an unrelenting move up? With no clear conclusion, I decided to … Continue reading

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