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New Market Highs Not Rare, Don’t Predict Declines

On October 3, 2018, the S&P 500 hit yet another high. This left those who believe in timing markets wondering if they should cash out, as the end must be near. Just seven days later the index fell 4.3% in just two days, which seemed to confirm those fears. Certainly, the market will eventually decline […]

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Stock Market Predictions–Experts Don’t Know, Either

Rarely does a day go by without someone asking for my thoughts about the direction of the stock market. How long do I think the bull market will continue? When will a bear market start? Is now a good time to sell? Logically enough, people seem to think that financial experts know a lot more […]

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Stock Market Predictions From a Broken Record

For investors, happy days have been here so long that it’s beginning to seem surreal. The United States stock market is at all-time highs; we have low unemployment rates and solid company profits. The big question is, “What will happen in the near future?” It’s a question that no reporter has asked me for years. […]

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What I Didn’t Know Then About Investing

Fifty years ago I scraped together $100 that I earned moving lawns and invested in my first stocks. I had heard a person could make a lot of money owning stocks. The ones I bought were all very small regional companies that I selected with the help of a stock broker who said they had […]

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