Market Update – July 1, 2013

Monday, July 1 2013 | Leave a comment

After the big drop in asset prices from mid May to late June, there has been some modest recovery. Is this just a pump fake and is a longer tern downtrend starting? Or was the drop just a healthy correction with a new rally now in the works? Check out today’s market update video to…

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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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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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Bernanke’s Impact – Market Update – May 31, 2013

Friday, May 31 2013 | Leave a comment

As mentioned in a previous post, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke made some comments last week that the financial markets didn’t take too kindly. Now that we’ve had some time to let the dust settle, we can clearly see the winners and losers based on his comments. In today’s video I take a look at the…

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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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Market Update – May 14, 2013

Tuesday, May 14 2013 | Leave a comment

Wow, what a year it’s been for the stock market!  Double digit gains in less than 4 months, a pace for 50%+ yearly gains, and very little downward volatility. What could possibly go wrong from here? I suspect, quite a lot.  How soon?  Anyone’s guess is as good as mine. The simple fact is the…

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Tactical Asset Allocation (TAA) Update – May 2013

Sunday, May 5 2013 | 2 Comments

Below are the most up to date allocations for the Tactical Asset Allocation model I’ve written about on the blog.  For those needing a refresher on what TAA is and why I think it’s important as part of an investment plan just click here to revisit the first post. Previous Month Recap The stock market has been overbought for…

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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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Q1 2013 Market Commentary

Wednesday, April 10 2013 | Leave a comment

If you haven’t followed every single post on my blog the past quarter, below you’ll find my firm’s quarterly market commentary (which I write).  This can serve as a nice and quick synopsis of how our economic and investing models view the world at the moment, as well as how we’re preparing for the coming…

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