For the first six weeks of the first quarter of 2020, stock markets managed to continue the upward climb that had started twelve months earlier.  However, as all readers of this Market Recap [...]

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The stock market was down 11.97% today as new guidelines were announced to curb the spread of the Coronavirus.  This action in the stock market was a reversal of the 9.32% gain that occurred on [...]

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The effects of the Coronavirus continue to impact the financial markets.  It may seem very bleak right now as more and more Coronavirus cases continue to make news.  The fear in society and the [...]

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Volatility in the stock market continued this week after a slight recovery the previous week.  After gaining 455 points last week, the Dow Industrial Average opened down 2,000 points today [...]

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What a difference a year makes.  During the fourth quarter of 2018 stock markets were incredibly bad as most major indices were down an average of 15% (with the S&P 500 briefly losing more [...]

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After a six-month rally to start the year, most stock indices cooled off during the third quarter as major indices ranged from slightly negative to slightly positive.  Once again, the [...]

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The exciting world of yield curve shapes and how the “Recessionists” are getting it wrong Before 2019, most people did not follow the Term Structure of Interest Rates (more commonly known as the [...]

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The second quarter of 2019 was a continuation of the stock market rebound that began at the very end of 2018. The recent bottoming of the Standard and Poor’s 500 stock index occurred intra-day on [...]

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Is there excessive volatility in the stock market? Volatility is an essential part of long-term positive investment returns. Volatility (aka risk) is what provides long-term investors higher [...]

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The first quarter of 2019 was excellent for stocks. Major U.S. indices were up between 11.81% (Dow Jones Industrial Average) and 16.81% (NASDAQ).  Foreign stocks were also higher with the MSCI [...]

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