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How to Prepare for Another Market Face Pounding

“Markets make opinions,” goes the old Wall Street adage.  Indeed, this sounds like a nifty thing to say.  But what does it really mean? Perhaps this means that after a long period of rising stocks prices otherwise intelligent people conceive … Continue reading

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A Stock Market Spectacular

What a week.  Can you believe it?  Stock prices have gone bipolar.  What is going on? According to “Bond King” Bill Gross, “The good times are over.”  He’s predicting “minus signs in front of the returns for many asset classes” … Continue reading

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The Number One Investment for 2015

For entertainment and instruction, over the weekend we took a scan of the news pages for expert tips on how to invest for 2015.  There were a variety of ideas.  These included some simple and practical suggestions…like paying down adjustable … Continue reading

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Monetary Activism

Sometime in the 1950s twentieth century economist Hyman Minsky developed his Financial Instability Hypothesis.  At the cornerstone, is the notion that economic stability breeds instability.  How’s that possible? As Minsky observed, financial crisis follow periods of economic prosperity.  These periods … Continue reading

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