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Investing & The Fed: How Will My Investments Be Impacted?

| July 5, 2019 | 0 Comments
Investing & The Fed: How Will My Investments Be Impacted?

Whispers abound that the Fed intends to lower interest rates. Even a hint of declining interest rates can cause the stock market to rise. Learn about how interest rate movements can impact your investments. Investing is both science and art. One can do everything right and still watch their investments fall. That is because as […]

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The Fed Changed Strategy On Interest Rates – Here’s What It Means

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Fed Changed Strategy On Interest Rates – Here’s What It Means

The Federal Reserve just took the monetary policy equivalent of a sharp 90-degree turn. On Jan. 30, the U.S. central bank signaled that it was done raising benchmark interest rates after two years of aggressive rate hikes. As such, the Fed held its target rate steady at a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent. […]

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Dow Drops 832 Points In One Day – Has A Correction Begun?

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dow Drops 832 Points In One Day – Has A Correction Begun?

The stock market experienced one of the worst days of the year on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 832 points, more than 3%, the biggest lost since 8 months ago on February 8th. The S&P 500 dropped 3.3% to 2785.68. But the biggest losing major index was the Nasdaq Composite, which tumbled 4.1% […]

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Market Impact Of A Trump Presidency

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Market Impact Of A Trump Presidency

Donald Trump emerged as the winner last night of a hotly contested presidential campaign and will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, January 20, 2017. The transition to a Republican presidency and Trump’s rejection of politics as usual, which drew so many voters, naturally lead to questions about his […]

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Sector ETFs To Buy In January

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Sector ETFs To Buy In January

Stocks are off to a dreadful start in 2016.  The S&P 500 is down 11% from the 52-week highs.  It’s not even close to the 20% drop needed to be an official bear market. Yet, you can’t read, watch, or listen to anything about the financial markets without hearing about how stocks are headed for […]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Where Do We Go From Here?

So, this is what risk, fear, and volatility feels like… It’s an unusual feeling given that the S&P 500 has been marching steadily higher for nearly two years.  In fact, the S&P 500 had been above the 200-day moving average since November 19, 2012.  On Monday, the S&P fell below this key technical support level.  […]

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US Economic Recovery: Hey Ben… It’s Time To Put On Your Bathrobe!

| March 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last weekend I got a head start on my spring cleaning.  I was going through my clothes closet when I came across something I had forgotten all about.  It was a T-shirt commemorating my dad’s 60th birthday party. I can’t believe that was ten years ago. I picked up the shirt and memories from the […]

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Where To Invest As Oil Prices Skyrocket

| June 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

Have you watched the oil markets over the last few days?  Oil is setting record prices.  As I write this we are now trading over $142 a barrel for the first time.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average is hitting new lows . . . giving up almost 1,100 points in June alone.  And the month’s […]

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Steps To Take With Your Portfolio In A Bear Market

| March 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

Are you scared yet?  I’m looking at the news of the Bear Stearns (BSC)  bailout – now takeover – and it makes me sick.  I know I wrote about this very topic Friday, but this is a huge news event and you need to know what’s going on.  You need to know the truth. This […]

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