Weighing the Week Ahead: Is it Time to Worry About 2020?

The economic calendar is loaded with the most important reports. The four trading days are divided by a Wednesday holiday, meaning some extra days off for most. Normally the data would dominate the discussion. But many find the current story — steady growth, improved earnings, and lack of oomph in stocks—a boring one. This week’s […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Will Incipient Headwinds Derail the Economy?

The economic calendar is loaded. The many reports include several of the most-watched. The data may even generate enough fresh news to break the summer slumber. There is plenty of skepticism about the most recent economic data. I expect pundits to be asking: Will incipient headwinds derail the economy? Last Week Recap In my last […]

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Considering Whether to Take Profits and Pay taxes? Here’s How to Decide

The extended market rally has left many investors with significant gains in their holdings. This raises an important decision: Is it time to sell, and pay the taxes? While the right answer depends upon your personal circumstances, my objective is to help you think about the problem in the right way. The Bias Against Selling […]

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Stock Exchange: Are your Trading Rules Too Rigid?

The Stock Exchange is all about trading. Each week we do the following: Discuss an important issue for traders; highlight several technical trading methods, including current ideas; feature advice from top traders and writers; and, provide a few (minority) reactions from fundamental analysts. We also have some fun. We welcome comments, links, and ideas to […]

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