Market Update: How to Stay Cool in Turbulent Markets

Monday, June 24 2013 | Leave a comment

Not that most of us need a reminder of how bad financial markets have been the past few weeks, but it’s been downright terrible. Here’s a snapshot of how the major markets have fared the past 30 days: Outside of cash in the bank (or in a can, or under the mattress); everything is down….

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Bernanke Spoke…and financial markets hated what he had to say.

Wednesday, June 19 2013 | Leave a comment

Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, spoke today. The markets didn’t digest the news too well, which ironically, was that nothing was really changing this month. Normally, when stocks drop, something else is a benefactor – bonds, gold, etc. Today, nothing benefited. Everything went down. To add insult to injury, this selloff is really a continuation…

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The Market Uptrend is Over – How Big Will this Correction Be?

Friday, June 14 2013 | Leave a comment

I’ve written and done numerous videos over the past few months showing the great uptrend of the stock market, but warned every time that eventually it would end. I also showed exactly what to look for to confirm the correction was in fact occurring. That’s exactly what has played out over the past week. Now…

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A Terrible Investing Week – Why and What Happens Next?

Sunday, June 2 2013 | Leave a comment

Last week I published a market update video just after noon eastern time. At that moment, the market was down slightly, but not by a lot. The last few hours though, the stock market tanked. After the dust settled, it was a 200+ point decline for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and nearly a 1.5%…

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Is Today the Start of a Big Stock Market Correction?

Wednesday, May 22 2013 | Leave a comment

Earlier today the stock market hit new intra-day highs for the year…then Ben Bernake, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, dropped a bomb on the markets. The market didn’t like the news, so a 2% selloff occurred in less than 4 hours. Ouch!! So what did Bernake say that drove the markets bonkers? Check out today’s…

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If it Sounds too Good to be True…

Thursday, April 18 2013 | Leave a comment

Since I have a lot of clients and readers who are age 50 and above, I thought this article was very appropriate to share: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/low-interest-rate-environment-expose-seniors-to-fraudsters/2013/04/18/63d065dc-9c77-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html Basically, because interest rates are so low these days, the fraudsters and scammers are taking advantage of people seeking higher fixed returns on their investments.  As the saying goes, “If…

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Stock Market Drops, Gold Tanks… What Happens Next?

Wednesday, April 17 2013 | 2 Comments

If you’ve turned on financial television or opened the financial section of your local paper, you probably know the stock market has dropped a few percent the last few days.  You also probably know that gold has plummeted (about 12% since last week). Why did these drops happen?  What happens next?  That’s what I’m covering…

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How Big Will the Next Market Drop be?

Friday, March 15 2013 | 2 Comments

I’m working on a pretty in depth review of the current market rally, including some forecasts for the rest of the year.  Hopefully that post will be complete over the weekend.  Until then, I thought I’d at least provide a primer on the current market trend. Below, you’ll find a S&P 500 chart that shows…

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The Dow Just Hit an All-Time High – What Happens Now?

Wednesday, March 6 2013 | Leave a comment

Yesterday (and now today) the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new All-Time high.  This new high comes after the previous high was hit in October of 2007, about 5 1/2 years ago. Many people wonder, what happens next? I was wondering the same thing, so using my extreme geekery, did a little research on…

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Fiscal Cliff Update

Wednesday, January 2 2013 | Leave a comment

I’m sure more news will become available daily (or even hourly) – but I just got this in my email and thought I’d share: http://www.scholtenfant.com/2013/01/estate-tax-alert/   My friends over at Scholten Fant Attorneys let me know that there are major changes to Estate Taxes, and they look very good on the surface.  Check out the…

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