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Beware the Rally

*At the time that I wrote this markets had just finished several positive sessions, however by the time it was ready markets had once again changed directions! I’m going to potentially embarrass myself and go on the record as saying we shouldn’t place too much trust in the current market rally, though the upturn is […]

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The Mystery of Market Volatility

This past week markets had a sudden and sustained sell off that lasted for two days, and though they bounced back a little on Friday, US markets had several negative sessions. The selloff in US markets, which began on Wednesday and extended into Thursday, roiled global markets as well, with extensive selling through Asia and […]

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Vexed by the VIX

This past week a number of articles spilled forth regarding the VIX index being at record lows. If you aren’t familiar with the VIX, that’s quite okay; the VIX is an index that tracks the nervousness of investors. The lower the VIX is the more confident investors are. The higher the VIX, the greater the […]

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Let’s Undo Brexit! (Here’s How)

The Brexit vote has happened, but that doesn’t mean that Britain’s future outside the EU is set in stone. It’s time to undo Brexit!

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The Blind Men & The Elephant

Even as market volatility subsides there is still much uncertainty about what is going on. What to do when daily market news conflicts, and seems to trigger opposite responses out of the market.

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In Praise of Investor Optimism

Bad markets can leave investors discouraged, and the endless optimism of investing professionals can feel out of touch with the realities of investors. But should investors be optimistic about tomorrow?

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Crimean Crisis Reminds Everybody Why Investing is a Long Game

You might have been forgiven if you hadn’t been paying close attention to the Ukrainian Revolution two months ago when it was a long and violent standoff between the Ukrainian government and its people. Kiev square looked like a war zone and reports, while increasingly dire, were not necessarily front page news. But since the […]

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