There’s a Bear in China!

There’s a Bear in China!

And it’s not a panda. The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) Composite Index, which reflects the performance of all shares that trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, dropped into bear market territory last week, reported CNBC. The Index has fallen more than 20 percent from...
Market Downturns are Not a Destination.

Market Downturns are Not a Destination.

Markets and economies are cyclical. For instance, from 1945 through 2009 (the start of the current expansion), the United States experienced 11 economic cycles. The average recession lasted for about 11 months and the average expansion persisted for about 58 months,...
Back to Reality…

Back to Reality…

After months of eerie calm, stock market volatility has returned. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) – a measure of how turbulent investors expect stock markets to be during the next 30 days – appeared to fall asleep in November 2016. For more than a year, a level of...
Volatility IS Reality!

Volatility IS Reality!

In Investing, Volatility is as Natural and Normal As the Cycle Of The Sun Video interlude (from the start of the current volatility in August 2015). Investing during the past couple years has been like driving down a rutted dirt road in a car with worn shock...
Welcome To The Market Correction?!

Welcome To The Market Correction?!

Welcome to the Market Correction?! The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 6 percent last week. That puts the benchmark index about 10 percent below its record high on May 19, 2015, according to Barron’s. A drop of that magnitude from a new high may be a...

Weekly Perspective, December 10, 2012

The Markets Another week is history and we’re another week closer to the “fiscal cliff.” You can’t turn on the TV or surf the internet without some reference to the fiscal cliff. But, consider this. Remember all the fuss about Y2K back in 1999?...