Weighing the Week Ahead: Should We Fear the Fed?

The calendar has little important data. Friday’s sharp selling was widely attributed to the fear of a Fed rate hike in September. Is it time? Should we fear the Fed? Last Week There was not much news, and it was another mixed picture. Theme Recap In my last WTWA, I predicted a continuing discussion of […]

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Test Your Employment Report IQ

It is Labor Day – a good time to think about jobs. Employment is the most important element in economic growth and also for future Fed decisions. Each month the employment situation report is the subject of intense discussion. It helps to understand the data. This will be most effective if you attempt to answer […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Should We Expect September Mourning?

The abbreviated week’s calendar has little important data. The economic news last week leaves open the timing of the next interest rate increase. As vacationing market participants yawn their way back to their desks and trading floors, what will be the focus? A look at the calendar and the end of summer will have them […]

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Why Smart Investors Struggle to Beat the Market: Over-emphasis on Recent Performance

The individual investor does not beat the market, but actually trails by a significant margin. It is not a matter of intelligence. The habits and skills that help smart people succeed in their jobs and recreational life actually mislead them when it comes to investing! Preface I am writing some posts subjects that have great […]

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