Category Archives: Market News

Updates regarding timely market issues.

A Trip to Our Nation’s Capitol

I have just gotten back from an LPL Financial Advisor’s Conference in Washington, DC.  It was an exciting three days filled with investment and political discussion, plus the chance to see some of the great historic sites of our fantastic … Continue reading

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March Madness

March has become a month for sports fans synonymous with NCAA college basketball and “March Madness.”  Offices hand out the tournament brackets and basketball aficionados and novices all fill out their sheets hoping for the pot awaiting the first Monday … Continue reading

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Understanding The Red Bull Market

If you’ve ever been duck hunting, you know that the day begins at 0 dark thirty hours before sunrise. You are up with milk men and newspaper deliverers ready for the drive or boat ride to the blind. On the … Continue reading

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Is it Time to Wade Out of the Shallow End of the Pool?

With all the volatility in the market, many investors have been clinging to safety just like when you were a kid swimming in the shallow end of the pool.  So, how do you know when it’s time to put on … Continue reading

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Is Management of Stocks the Same as Mutual Funds?

I met with a new client recently with a portfolio of solid, blue chip stocks.  Knowing that we use mutual funds predominantly in building our portfolios, he asked the question, “Do you manage stock built portfolios the same as mutual … Continue reading

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Rising Tides

If you are an outdoor person as I am, you know and recognize that nature is full of reliable patterns.  The sun rises and sets at predictable times.  The moon has it recurring phases.  Tides wash in and out of … Continue reading

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It’s Groundhog Day Over and Over

In the 1993 movie Ground Hog Day, Bill Murray’s character, Phil Connors, is trapped in Punxsutawney, PA with every day being Groundhog Day. The tediousness of repeating each day leads to Phil being pushed to multiple suicide attempts only to … Continue reading

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Looking for Growth

“Growth,” that is what we all want when it comes to our money.  That is not an unreasonable expectation, is it? No, that is not an unreasonable expectation; however, when a market is range bound as this one seems to … Continue reading

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A Bit of Good News in a Small “r” Rally

Unemployment numbers are indicating a breakthrough from 9% unemployment to 8.6%.  I am sure this number will be revised and completely dissected over the next several weeks.  But, it is a small bit of information that can give us all … Continue reading

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It’s All Greek to Me!

As an investment advisor, I never thought I’d see the day where a country now mostly known for crumbling ruins, feta cheese, and black olives would take the lead on moving markets. Moment by moment we are subjected to headlines … Continue reading

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