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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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Who Are the Buyers and Sellers?

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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Global Earnings Picture Reveals Dramatic Regional Differences

At the beginning of the year, many investors believed analysts’ forecasts for a faster pace of earnings growth combined with lower valuations would lead to stocks in Europe and Japan outperforming U.S. stocks. Now those earnings forecasts are being cut … Continue reading

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What Is Priced In?

The S&P 500 seems to have absorbed the prospect for rate hikes by the Federal Reserve (Fed) beginning as soon as the middle of next year reasonably well. While stocks slid on Friday, March 21, early in the day they … Continue reading

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March Madness in the Markets

With the exception of last year’s steady rise, March has been maddening for investors. In three of the past four years the S&P 500 raced higher in March only to reverse all of those gains in a pullback of about … Continue reading

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The Real Reason for the Rebound

The Real Reason for the Rebound The first market storm of 2014 (that we had named Angel) is over with the S&P 500 and broader Russell 3000 stock market indexes rebounding to all-time highs after reversing a 6% decline. The … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Charts

Lies, Damn Lies, and Charts A comparison of the S&P 500 Index in 1929 just ahead of the stock market crash to the performance of stocks from 2012 through today has been making the rounds on the internet. The implication … 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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Under the Surface….

Under the Surface Stocks in Europe have bounced about 9.7%, measured by the performance of the MSCI Europe Index in dollars, from their low point of a little over a month ago. This is ahead of the gain of 7.5% … Continue reading

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