Weighing the Week Ahead: Less Risk, More Reward

The new investment year starts with a backdrop of lower financial stress, better economic prospects, but two large and nagging concerns.  Housing is a continuing drag.  Employment is improving, but far too slowly. Stock prices have been stronger despite these headwinds, but it is important to watch the weekly data.  In this series I try […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Old Worries, New Worries

For the investor, there is always something to worry about.  If worries meant “Do not invest!” no one would ever own stocks. Interpreting worries is a continuing challenge for most.  Here at “A Dash” I emphasize objective indicators in my weekly look at market conditions.  If you find yourself switching around, or making excuses for […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Evaluating Risks

There is a story about a personal financial advisor who saved a client several thousand dollars in expenses during his first year of service.  The client, quite satisfied with the result, asked how the savings had been accomplished.   The advisor replied that he had not paid any insurance premiums for the prior year. Since nothing […]

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