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Rebuilding Our Economy After COVID-19

Last week, for the first time since March, a client came into our office—but only after a staff member took her temperature. Both of them were wearing masks. Behavior like this, unimaginable four months ago, is part of the “new normal” as businesses slowly begin to reopen. While temperature checks and mask-wearing may only last […]

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Making Sense Of Confusing Stock Market Behavior

One of the most asked questions I get is, “Why is the stock market going up when the economy continues to get worse? This makes no logical sense.” My short answer is, “This is what the stock market often does in the face of reality, exactly what we don’t expect it to do.” Human behavior […]

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Where Would You Put Your Cash?

The COVID-19 virus. The drop in the stock market. The presidential elections. Alarmist news reports and “expert” predictions about the economic impacts of each. No wonder investors are feeling fearful. When our brains perceive that our survival is threatened, rational thinking goes out the window. If you are feeling an urge to get out of […]

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Be Wary of Predictions in Economy and Elections

“I rarely have seen economic fundamentals as good as they are now.” I heard this observation from Greg Valliere, the chief global strategist at Horizon Investments, in a May 18 keynote address. He listed numerous positives for the economy, especially the very low unemployment rate, the tax cuts, the increase in government spending via the […]

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What Not To Do In a Long Bull Market

March 9, 2017, was the eighth birthday of the bull market in the US S&P 500. In its lifetime it gained 314.4%, an average annual return of 19.4%. This raises a question as to how much longer it will last. An article posted on, “Seven Signs We’re Near a Market Top and What to […]

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