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Scary Bear Market Deja Vu

It’s hard to believe one month ago the Dow Jones average hit a high of 29,551.42. Since then, we’ve experienced a US stock market meltdown and volatility similar to that of 2008. So far, many investors are taking the stock market drop in stride. I think there are four reasons.

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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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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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