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The October Correction

  October lived up to its reputation as one that is hazardous to investors. The major stock indexes were off approximately 7 – 9 percent. The question on everyone’s mind is whether this is a typical bull market correction (expected about every 18 months) or is this...

The Raging Bull Market

The Raging Bull Market     With the stellar 2017 in the books, what are the expectations and risks going forward?  Markets in the next few months will be driven by higher earnings and repatriation of overseas corporate money.  Higher earnings are expected to come from...

Fear of the Bear Market

    With the 8-year bull stock market reaching new highs, concerns of a bear market (greater than a 20% decline) are increasing. It is often said that the stock market often climbs “a wall of worry.” Many stock gurus have been predicting a market collapse for the last...

Investing in uncertain times

Whether you use a financial advisor or invest on your own, putting your money into investments is the easiest part. The harder part is watching the turbulence of the market place. The stock and bond markets are essentially an auction every day. That’s why some...

2015 Year End Letter

2015 was a tough year for the stock market, especially for investors who relied on fundamental value. Apart from a handful of high growth stocks which helped the overall S & P 500 index, the average stock in the index was down almost 4 %. The small caps and...

The Market in 2015, Increasing Headwinds and Tailwinds

The Market in 2015 Increasing Headwinds and Tailwinds     2015 is setting up to be an intriguing year in the stock market with increased volatility.  The headwinds and tailwinds are stronger than in the last 2 years in which we saw a gradually improving economy with...