Timing the Market | April 2017

You can’t time the market. You have heard that, right?   This is an accepted truism in the investment business. It is also a simplistic load of poppycock; sheer balderdash I say. If we can’t time the market, then why do investors with the best track records keep cash on hand for a “buying opportunity?” You […]

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Washington Wackiness | March 2017

I went to see “King Kong” a few weeks ago. It was a hoot…at least it was for me. I can remember how exciting it was to see the old 1933 version on our little black & white TV back around 1960.   Given the reception we had, I thought it snowed on tropical islands until […]

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A New Day in Washington | February 2017

Wow. Donald Trump has been President of the United States for less than three weeks and he has caused a stir that no one predicted. Okay, perhaps he predicted it, but none of us were taking him at his word by the date of election. As Brian Wesbury (Chief Economist for First Trust Advisors Chicago, […]

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Christmas 2016 | December 2016

Okay, so the market was a little more positive than my prognosticated “meh”. I surely didn’t see a Trump victory in the making before the election. It’s further evidence to me that we just can’t trust our news sources anymore. I think most of us did have a measure of trust when we were younger, […]

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Government Gridlock | November 2016

‘Tis the season. The question you might ask is, “The season for what?” Late November is the season in America for giving thanks (go read Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamations of 1863 and 1864. They will inspire and humble you, and give you a little historical perspective when you read today’s headlines.   You can find them […]

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