Tag Archives: Jeffrey Karp

Market Volume? These go to eleven…

There’s a classic scene from the movie This is Spinal Tap which speaks to the often misunderstood importance of volume… Weekly Market Commentary: Turn Down the Volume January saw a loss of 3.5%, the biggest one-month loss in the S&P … Continue reading

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The favorite season…

The Stock Market’s Favorite Season Sure, the holiday season is over, but it is still the stock market’s favorite season. This week starts the earnings reporting season – the start of which is traditionally marked by the earnings report from … Continue reading

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Here we go again….

Another Great Year Ahead for Stocks… Stock market investors should be rooting for low single-digit economic growth next year – and the reason why has nothing to do with the Federal Reserve (Fed). We forecast a low double-digit gain of … Continue reading

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It’s going to drop…ready or not!

The Rest of 2013 The LPL Financial Research Outlook 2014 comes out next week, so this week is a great opportunity to take a shorter-term look at the rest of 2013. It has been an amazing year for stock market … Continue reading

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You never go wrong betting black…or was it red?

The One Big Risk When Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on September 15, 2008, defining the seminal event of the financial crisis, there was one big risk investors were worried about across their portfolios: credit risk – the potential losses … 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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Two Bears and a Bull go into a….

Weekly Market Commentary Week of August 26, 2013 The month of August has not been friendly to investors in any of the major asset classes. Stocks have dipped and bond yields have climbed, pushing bond prices lower. And, with the … Continue reading

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Change in China

Change in China and what it Means for Investors Last week’s economic reports from China for July added fuel to the fiery debate over whether China’s economy is slowing rapidly, possibly forming a sharp “hard landing,” or slowing more gradually … Continue reading

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Understanding the Markets

What the acronyms signify & what affects investors. Dow. NASDAQ. S&P 500. Fear index. NYSE. Commodity prices. Earnings. Economic indicators. These are the gauges and signposts of investing, but if you stopped most people on the street, you’ll find they … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror on the wall is my life balanced…at all?

Over this past weekend, in the comfort of a lounge chair, I found myself in contemplation of my upcoming birthday and the speed at which the years seem to be progressing. Fully subscribing to the philosophy that, “you are only … Continue reading

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