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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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Remember….The 10-90 Rule

The 10 – 90 Rule I want to welcome back my blog readers and wish you all a very successful 2014. My question for all to contemplate; if you are going to celebrate your success, how will you know that … Continue reading

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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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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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Chasing returns…don’t get crazy!

Chasing Returns Decades of behavioral research suggest investors chase returns. In other words, they sell one investment to buy another that has performed better on the hope that it will continue to do so. Although this behavior is known to … 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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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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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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Lighthouse Keeper Story

Lighthouse Keeper Story Back in the 18th century, lighthouse keepers were stationed at strategic shorelines to warn ships of hazardous waters that required special skill and experience to navigate. Technology has now made this job obsolete even though the same … Continue reading

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