DOW 20,000

DOW 20,000

TO 20,000 AND BEYOND! Can you see the forest for the trees? You may have noticed investors have been pretty enthusiastic about U.S. stocks in recent weeks. It’s possible the Dow Jones Industrial Average will surpass 20,000 next week. The fervor for U.S. stocks may be...
Confidence is Up and Markets are Up

Confidence is Up and Markets are Up

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! Dad: “Fra-gee-lay” …it must be Italian! Mom: I think that says “fragile,” honey. Dad: Oh, yeah. This holiday season, investors’ enthusiasm for U.S. stocks has rivaled old man Parker’s passion for his major-award leg lamp in ‘A...
Calm(ish) Markets in Third Quarter

Calm(ish) Markets in Third Quarter

Markets were relatively calm during the third quarter of 2016 They were able to deliver some attractive returns overall and all eyes remain fixed on central banks. In the United States, all three major U.S. indices posted record highs twice during a single 7-day...
Stock Markets, Bonds & Commodities… Oh My

Stock Markets, Bonds & Commodities… Oh My

A Weekly Perspective on Markets As the “dog days” of summer drag on, trading continues to be relatively light. Oil prices fell at the beginning of last week amid rumors that Iraq may up its oil exports, prompting stocks to retreat. While stocks rallied...

Method To The Investing Madness – Portfolio Structure Matters!

Investment Timing and Investment Selection receive the lion’s share of media attention… but they don’t necessarily add value for readers and viewers. When financial media does  break away from the timing and selection conversation, they usually reach...
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