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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Weighing the Week Ahead: More Positive Signs

  Economic data continues to show gradual improvement.  While the direction is encouraging, the pace of growth is frustrating. Two weeks ago I pointed out that we were starting to get some clarity, with improvements on many different fronts.  The market responded, but with the current pause it is reasonable to ask, “What’s next?” I […]

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