My Experiences With Market Tops

I started working in the investment business in 1976 and the stock market had been in decline for the two previous years. The market continued sideways to down for the next 6 years, culminating in the 1982 bear market bottom. Not the best time to be in the...

The Anatomy of a Bubble Series – Part 2

Bubbles occur at the end of long bull markets. When markets go up long enough the wall of worry starts to dissipate. Traders assume the markets are bulletproof, where every correction is a buying opportunity. Corrections become more shallow as more and...

The Anatomy of a Bubble Series – Part 1

The first mistake that investors make when a bubble is in progress: They assume that this time is different and that it is the fundamentals that are driving the markets. You need to know that bubbles are driven by human emotions and not by economic...

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My Experiences With Market Tops

I started working in the investment business in 1976 and the stock market had been in decline for the two previous years. The market continued sideways to down for the next 6 years, culminating in the 1982 bear market bottom. Not the best time to be in the...

read more

The Anatomy of a Bubble Series – Part 2

Bubbles occur at the end of long bull markets. When markets go up long enough the wall of worry starts to dissipate. Traders assume the markets are bulletproof, where every correction is a buying opportunity. Corrections become more shallow as more and...

read more

The Anatomy of a Bubble Series – Part 1

The first mistake that investors make when a bubble is in progress: They assume that this time is different and that it is the fundamentals that are driving the markets. You need to know that bubbles are driven by human emotions and not by economic...

read more

Stock Market Update

I’ve been absent for a couple of months but little has changed to alter my opinion of the stock market. We appear to be entering the bubble phase in the market with the S&P 500 solidly breaking through the 2600 level. The fundamental story appears to be...

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Why Investment Bubbles Form

A lot of people are talking about a top or a crash on the horizon. Most bull markets end in a Euphoria phase. This phase is not really impacted by fundamentals or political events. Bubbles are about emotions. Granted the central banks are a contributing...

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Dollar Strengthens – Peso Weakens

This chart, courtesy of Bloomberg, shows the market's reaction to the Fed's decision to reverse its quantitative easing policy. The Federal Reserve took the first tentative steps Wednesday to unwind its history-making economic stimulus. As markets...

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Choosing an Advisor

You may have a financial advisor…….but why?

The Need For Active Management

The economies of the world are now linked and you have central banks around the world printing money.

The Fed

Our current economic problems have roots in the past. We have seen government debt rising rapidly, since the early 1980’s that debt has risen from 1 trillion dollars to 17 trillion dollars.

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