Market Update – December 28, 2012

Saturday, December 29 2012 | 2 Comments

Fiscal Cliff Worries Drive Stock Markets Down 2% for the Week With no agreement in place to avoid the “fiscal cliff” financial markets have taken a hit.  In today’s video market update I show where the trends are, but more importantly discuss how despite the trend a fiscal cliff plan will ultimately either send the…

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Recession Probability (RPA) Update – January 2013

Wednesday, December 26 2012 | Leave a comment

Each month I calculate the strength of the US economy using a math based model I call RPA (Recession Probability Analytics). When the number rises above 50 it means the US economy is in the bottom 50% of all economic conditions relative to it history. While far from perfect, the model has had an uncanny…

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Market Update – December 14, 2012

Friday, December 14 2012 | 2 Comments

Since I’ll be unable to post next week I thought this quick 6-minute video update would be helpful.  The stock market has sort of been stuck in a range now for the past 3 months, ultimately providing volatility but no meaningful gains or losses to speak of.  For the 4th quarter the S&P 500 is…

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Is a Santa Claus Rally Coming for the Stock Market?

Wednesday, December 5 2012 | Leave a comment

According to Biryini Associates the S&P 500 has risen 76% of the time from the day after Thanksgiving through year end.  This phenomenon is known as a “Santa Claus Rally” as stock markets typically only go up about 55% of all calendar months.  There is actually quite a bit of truth (at least on the…

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Recession Probability Update – December 2012

Tuesday, November 27 2012 | Leave a comment

Each month I calculate the strength of the US economy using a math based model I call RPA (Recession Probability Analytics). When the number rises above 50 it means the US economy is in the bottom 50% of all economic conditions relative to it history. While far from perfect, the model has had an uncanny…

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Is a New Bear Market Upon Us?

Wednesday, November 14 2012 | 2 Comments

Greetings! In my last few market update video posts I’ve been showing a chart that looks like this:   This chart is of the S&P 500 over the past year.  As you can see, while it has been going mostly up, it has done so with quite a bit of volatility and has recently started…

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Recession Probability – November 2012

Friday, October 26 2012 | Leave a comment

Each month I calculate the strength of the US economy using a math based model I call RPA (Recession Probability Analytics). When the number rises above 50 it means the US economy is in the bottom 50% of all economic conditions relative to it history. While far from perfect, the model has had an uncanny…

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Will the USA Go Broke? The United States Budget Dilemma

Thursday, October 18 2012 | Leave a comment

Generally my posts are based on my own research and focus financial market/product/general education.  Today I have a rather unique post based on a video created by Hal Mason.  This particular video has been a huge hit on YouTube with over 3,300,000 views!  I’ve actually had a couple clients send me links to the video…

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Market Update – October 17, 2012

Wednesday, October 17 2012 | Leave a comment

While the calendar year 2012 has been mostly good for investors, the last couple of weeks have been choppy at best. In today’s market update video I show the short term and long term trend of the stock market, as well as the critical inflection points that could cause the market to either A) continue…

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What Happens When an Annuity Salesperson Reads My Security Benefit Annuity Review?

Tuesday, September 11 2012 | Leave a comment

I’ve written a few annuity reviews on my blog, which frankly, have been a huge hit.  I get complimentary emails every day from people all over the USA  – which is a great feeling and one of the reasons I continue to review new products and explain how they really work.  I’ve also gotten great…

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