Weighing the Week Ahead: Focus on Jobs

Jobs are vital.  To the individual.  To the economy.  To all of us, since our own well-being depends upon our neighbor’s — whether we realize it or not.  Each piece of data or news on employment commands attention. For these reasons everyone pays special attention to the monthly Employment Situation Report. Despite the imperfect nature […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: A Decision on Health Legislation

Health care legislation has been a focal point for national debate for more than a year.  One way or another, the fate of legislation supported by President Obama will soon be decided — probably this week.  The final maneuvering will be the most important story of the week. Sure, the Fed will meet.  We will […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: One Person’s Risk is Another’s Opportunity

A recurring theme at “A Dash” is the question of time frames.  Let me posit three different investors: The Trader has a three-week time horizon.  He wants action and actively tries to time the market. The Investor has a multi-year horizon.  Since he is not poised to sell a stock each day, he embraces the […]

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