Can’t Wait!

Can’t Wait! With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas looms as the next big event. Is this a Santa Claus rally or the beginning of a new bull market? One thing we know about this market is that Wall St. is very much like those kids expecting Santa Claus’s arrival. They can’t wait. It seems this market […]
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U-Turns

U-Turns For the last 18 months, single data points have regularly surprised the markets in both directions, inciting highly uncertain investors to project forward a “changed” economic outlook. This has led to rapid whipsaws of both bond and stock prices, and this past week was no exception. The CPI report triggered a substantial decline in […]
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A Big Waste Of Time

A Big Waste Of Time It is crucial for investors to stay disciplined and adhere to their investment strategy, tuning out distracting opinions and market speculations. While it can be challenging to ignore the flurry of bullish and bearish arguments, maintaining focus on your long-term plan is key. Shifting your strategy based on market or […]
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Fare Thee Well

Fare Thee Well A couple of weeks ago, Wall St. lost one of its icons, Byron Wein, at the ripe age of 90. Byron had an illustrious career on Wall St., but is probably best remembered for is annual ’10 Surprises’. A surprise was defined as an event that the average investor would only assign […]
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With Holidays Ahead, Can Consumers Keep Carrying the Economy?

With Holidays Ahead, Can Consumers Keep Carrying the Economy? Approximately two-thirds of the United States’ gross domestic product (GDP) is fueled by consumer spending, highlighting its significant influence on either propelling or hindering economic growth. Despite the challenges posed by sustained high inflation and increasing interest rates over the past year and a half, American […]
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A Question of Balance

A Question of Balance Balance Sheets are the Rodney Dangerfield of finance – no respect. Everyone pays attention to income statements. Did earnings miss or beat expectations? Balance sheets, on the other hand, are rarely, if ever, discussed. The U.S., like corporations, sets a budget each year, but unlike corporations, there is often little regard […]
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Rising Oil Prices Could Pose the Latest Threat to the Economy

Rising Oil Prices Could Pose the Latest Threat to the Economy Oil prices have surged by over 17% since late June, causing transportation costs for both consumers and businesses to rise and unsettling financial markets. On September 27, West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. oil price benchmark, surpassed $93 per barrel, reaching its highest point […]
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