How to Profit from the Shutdown Aftermath

The verdict from traders and the punditry is in: The bungling Washington politicians have merely “kicked the can” and we must all revisit the same problems in 90 days. The prevailing sentiment is extremely negative. The Yahoo Finance polls are not a scientific sample, but they are a reflection of attentive investors. In asking how […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: What Will the Government Shutdown Cost?

The most important issue facing the US markets and economy is the pending government shutdown. If this expands into a debt default, the implications reach worldwide. As I accurately forecast last week: "Despite a busy economic calendar this week will focus on Washington and the inability to compromise on important decisions. There are two key […]

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Understanding Risk: The Role of Bonds

What is the most important decision for the long-term investor? This is actually an easy question, but most investors get it wrong. You need to choose the right level of risk! Here are the key facts: Even in the best market years there is often a serious "correction" during the year.  Since 1980, the average […]

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