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Here is what we are thinking about in the investment, economic and financial planning world, reading, watching and listening to.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

 

Monday, October 4, 2021

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.” – Mark Twain Last week the Federal Reserve Bank Board met and didn’t announce any changes to short term interest rates. They did signal that they would begin...

 

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

In case you haven’t turned on the news, social media or been to a store in several months, prices are going up. Prices are up for housing, rent, cars of every type (especially rental cars), gasoline, groceries, airfares,...

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Summer is a great time to be a sports fan, especially if you like baseball, playoff basketball, golf or the smaller Olympic sports like swimming, track and field, cycling and gymnastics that get their day in the sun every four years....

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

January 29, 2021 Voting Machines vs. Weighing Machines “The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function” – F. Scott...

 

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

“History is philosophy teaching by examples “ – Thucydides At the start of every year, financial institutions and asset managers prepare yearly outlooks to predict what will happen in the investment markets and...

 

Friday, May 15, 2020

After a historically bad jobs report last Friday showing 20 million jobs lost and 14.7% unemployment, it is hard to avoid news stories questioning how the stock market could be up over 1% on the day. In fact, the Nasdaq index, heavy...

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Staying positive in a pandemic 4/28/2020 It’s hard to feel great about where we are in the world today. It’s been about two months since the virus started to affect all our lives and a month since Ohio and many other states...

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

“A Path Forward” 4/15/2020 How can the markets go up when the news is so bad? Last week the stock markets rallied 12%, measured by the S&P 500, in a week when 6.6 million people filed for unemployment, the death toll from...

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

When you know the ending… 4/6/2020 After weeks of watching virus news and awful stock market reports every night, I turned on ESPN at the suggestion of my dad the other night. I hadn’t turned on a sports channel or...

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

No matter what you want to call it, a bear market, a market crash or something worse, it’s official, the stock market is down a lot in the last month and half. From the all time high of 29,550 on February 12th, the Dow Jones...