Weighing the Week Ahead: Will the Average Investor Take the Plunge?

Is it time for the individual investor to return to stocks, reversing the flows from equities to bond funds? The individual investor is usually the last to the party. What should we make of some nascent signs of a change in investing trends. The week ahead promises an avalanche of information. We have plenty of […]

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Do You Understand Ceteris Paribus?

Since no one seems to take Latin any more, you probably cannot translate "ceteris paribus." Real economists frequently cite the need to explicitly state the assumption that "all other things are equal." In the blogging world, the biggest voices on economics are not economists. This should not surprise us. The pop economists are playing to […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Signs of a New Bull Market?

Have we embarked on a new secular bull market? Jeff Saut, has been pondering this theme for a few months, specifically watching the Dow Jones Transport Index.  In today's issue of Barron's Jacqueline Doherty picks up the question with this intriguing quotation: "There's a 25% possibility we're in a new secular bull market, and no […]

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