Pull Up Your Shorts!

Stocks rose sharply in volatile trading on Wednesday as surges in retail and energy shares helped Wall Street regain most of the steep losses as the market breached bear territory. As of Christmas Day, the Dow and S&P 500 was down almost 15% for the month, with the Nasdaq down a little more than that. […]
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We Need Capitulation

After a 10 year runup in stocks, everyone wants to be the correct prognosticator of the inevitable stock market crash. It just can’t happen yet. I hear talking heads of large fund companies pounding the table on buying stocks on the dips. They say that the fundamentals of the companies they own in their portfolios […]
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Money Clinic: Garbage-In/Garbage-Out

The phrase “Garbage-in/Garbage-Out” (GIGO) is commonly used to describe failures in human decision-making due to faulty, incomplete, or imprecise data. While this expression predates the computer age, the term can still be applied. Some things just never change. In the world of financial planning and investments, the reality is that we cannot control the future […]
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Money Clinic: Four Major Risks in Retirement

Now more than ever, creating and sustaining a successful retirement plan involves the necessity for a solid strategy that considers volatile markets, inflation, longevity and the possibility of sustained low interest rates. Anyone who has money in the stock market over the last few decades has experienced wild gyrations in their investment accounts. While the […]
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