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Friday, February 9, 2024

If you were a casual observer of the news the last two days of January, you may have heard the Federal Reserve’s “Open Market” Committee (FOMC) met to discuss inflation and the Fed’s reaction/non-action regarding interest rates..

Friday, December 22, 2023

Can a car accident actually be a good thing? How about falling off a ladder and breaking a hip? Can that be a good thing?Breaking a tooth? Losing your wallet? Getting stuck in traffic?  Missing your flight? Can any of these be a good thing?

Friday, September 29, 2023

Before I answer the question, allow me to clarify the government is not “shutting down.” This is a media / political phrase that in my opinion is not telling the full story. What may happen if Congress doesn’t pass some funding bills...

Monday, August 7, 2023

What are your thoughts? About the economy? Employment / unemployment rates? Inflation? What the Federal Reserve is doing? Are you feeling good? Bad? Uneasy? What is the future for company profits? The stock market? Interest rates?

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The initial response to this question is usually a puzzled expression from kind people and the question: “What do you mean?  Aren’t they the same thing?”  The un-kind folks sometimes say something like: “That’s a dumb question, aren’t they

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Silicon Valley Bank Failed, Should I Be Worried?Let’s begin with a couple of basics. Banks take deposits from individuals and businesses. Most of these deposits are known as “demand” deposits in that the customer can...

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Overwhelmingly Positive ReturnsYou may be asking: “What the heck is he talking about?” Truth is that I am talking about the stock market….shares of companies traded on stock exchanges in both the U.S. and foreign...

Thursday, February 16, 2023

What are the Chances of a Recession?And Why It May No Longer Matter ?!? In the Fall of 2021 inflation suddenly exploded and the Federal Reserve began their response in a slow methodical way. As a result, the Fed Funds rate has...

Monday, February 6, 2023

If you compare the stock market value from the end of 2019 to the end of 2022, it is amazing to realize that over those three years, the S&P 500 was up 18.8%. Yes, you read this right!!! During those three years, we experienced the...

Friday, November 4, 2022

WAAHHOOOO, Best Month in 30 Years !!!Pop the champagne, let the party begin…..ya, well maybe. By the time you read this the FED will have announced another rate increase – probably 0.75%. The last time I looked, Ukraine and...

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Politics & Your InvestmentsWhat factors influence market prices? There are hundreds of factors affecting market prices and two of them are the actions of Congress and the President. Among the other factors are: inflation in the U.S....

Thursday, September 1, 2022

When Is Good News Bad News? When There Is Too Much Good News? Weird, Right? This morning I read that the US economy added 315,000 jobs in August extending a 20-month streak of jobs growth following the Covid recession of 2022 when...

Friday, August 5, 2022

July Was The Best Month Since 2020, Now What? In July, the S&P 500 was up 9%, the DOW up over 2,069 pts (6.82%) and NASDQ up 12.4%. All markets are up 10 to 14% from their low points in mid-June but still down for the year. (1)...