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Good News or Bad News?

July joined January as the only two down months for the U.S. investment markets, and the month’s last week (down 3%) provided yet another exciting lurch of the roller coaster. But if you put it all in perspective, July’s overall 1.5% decline is relatively small and has since been mitigated somewhat by rising stock prices […]

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Mistiming the Market Roller Coaster

“Retirement Investors Flock Back to Stocks” was the front page headline of The Wall Street Journal on May 2, 2014. I retweeted it to my Twitter feed, adding, “Just In Time To Ride Them To The Bottom Again.” Five years ago some of those same investors were abandoning stocks in sheer panic. In early March […]

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Why Rosier Economic Outlook Hasn’t Eased Money Anxiety

Two economic indicators suggest that the US economy is recovering from the recession. The housing market is almost back to 2006 levels in most areas of the country. We’ve also seen record highs for the Dow Jones stock index. Yet, according to a recent survey by Money magazine, many people still feel anxious about their […]

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A Year to Remember

The U.S. stock market punctuated an extraordinary year with gains on the last trading day, moving many of the American indexes to record highs on the final trading day for only the sixth time in history. Despite all the uncertainties that we faced (the government shutdown, Boston bombings, the ongoing Syrian uprisings, debt ceiling debates, […]

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A Year to Remember

The U.S. stock market punctuated an extraordinary year in 2013 with gains on the last trading day, moving many of the American indexes to record highs on the final trading day for only the sixth time in history. Despite all the uncertainties that we faced (the government shutdown, Boston bombings, the ongoing Syrian uprisings, debt […]

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