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Friday, September 1, 2023

Time will tell if the mission has already been accomplished, but so far, the Fed has been delicately balancing an economic soft landing and stock market investors like it.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The economy remains strong, inflation appears to be cooling, and short-term interest rates could be peaking. Your air-conditioning bill may go up this summer, but so will your stock portfolio, if your investments are being properly managed.

Monday, July 3, 2023

The best recommendation I can provide when it comes to investing advice squawked by the media masses is that the true path to wealth creation often comes from ignoring or disobeying these unreliable and inconsistent rules of thumb.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Investors can stand on firmer ground now knowing we are upon the cusp of an AI revolution and near the finish line of a debt ceiling resolution.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

We have lived through an endless number of scary headlines in our lifetimes. These are all interesting and important questions, but preparation for retirement is much more important than panicking over issues you have no control over.

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Monday, April 3, 2023

In recent years, COVID and a ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) caused out-of-control inflation to swerve the economy in the wrong direction. However, the Federal Reserve and its Chairman, Jerome Powell, slammed on the brakes last year...

Thursday, March 2, 2023

I haven’t received my pilot’s license yet, but in trying to figure out whether the economy is heading for a hard landing, soft landing, or no landing, I’m planning to enroll in flight school soon! With the Federal...

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Commentators continue to shout the doom-and-gloom forecasts of a hard landing recession, but after an economic hurricane in 2022 there are some signs the financial clouds have begun to lift this year. The stock market has reflected...

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Last year was painful across the board, but investors are starting this year with a clean slate and signs are pointing to a potential reversal in inflation and interest rate headwinds. A messy 2022 could turn into a spick-and-span 2023.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Investors and Thanksgiving feasters alike had a full plate to consume last month - and there has been a lot to digest. The buffet of issues includes the Federal Reserve’s fastest rate hike cycle in decades...

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Halloween is a scary time, and the stock market has experienced a frightening 2022 as well. If you turn on the television or read the news, you may think Armageddon has arrived, the last battle of biblical proportion between good and...

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Outside of commodities, investors have seen prices drop in other areas of the economy as well, including housing prices, which recently experienced the fastest monthly price drop in 11 years, and rent prices as well (see chart...

Thursday, September 1, 2022

After gorging on +9% gains in the stock market (S&P 500 index) during July, investors suffered some heartburn pain in August (-4%). The indigestion really kicked in after Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, gave a frank and candid...

Friday, July 1, 2022

The stock market has been a winning team for years, generating outsized returns for investors. But so far this year, the winning streak appears to be coming to an end. For 2022, the S&P 500 index is down -21%, including -8% last month....

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

If you pull out your umbrella and rain gear, just like smart investors do during all previous challenging economic cycles, the drizzle from the storm clouds will eventually pass and blue skies shall reappear.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Panic is rarely a profitable strategy, so now is probably not the best time to knee-jerk react to the price declines. Market corrections are never comfortable, but successful, long-term investing comes with a price…no pain, no gain!

Friday, April 1, 2022

In spite of the economic pain caused by Ukraine, the Fed, and inflation, there are plenty of reasons to remain optimistic, including a strong economy, impressive profit growth, cash-rich corporations, and attractive valuations.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

If you have the fortitude and discipline to ignore the irrelevant noise, the status quo of normal volatility can create more exciting opportunities and better returns for long-term investors.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The stock market has been like a rocket ship over the last three years 2019/2020/2021, advancing +90% as measured by the S&P 500 index, and +136% for the NASDAQ. After this meteoric multi-year rise, stock values started to come back to...

Monday, January 3, 2022

Investing is never easy, but it is not rocket science, if you remain disciplined and patient.

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