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The Brexit Primer

At this time next week the results of a United Kingdom referendum on whether or not to leave the European Union will be announced to the world. The polls are too close to call and the odds are changing every day. For the past several days equity markets worldwide have been selling off in fear that the Brits will vote yes to a Brexit. Why so much angst over one country leaving the EU? read more…

The only game in town

Investors are scratching their heads in confusion. How can U.S. stocks, bonds, commodities and the dollar all go up at the same time? It flies in the face of historical relationships that have been around for years. Thank the central banks of the world for the present situation. read more…

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Is a recession looming?

 

The funny thing about declining stock markets is that when they last more than a couple of weeks, talk of recession starts to percolate among investors. It is no different this time. read more…

One and Done?

One-and-Done-Logo1Today’s Gross Domestic Product gain was a measly 0.7%, bringing last year’s growth rate to 2.4%, about equal to the economy’s gain in 2014. Those results, combined with events overseas, may give the Fed pause this year in raising interest rates any further. read more…

The high price of cash

Since the beginning of January, many investors have sold their holdings in the stock market and are sitting on the sidelines in cash. Is it too late to sell, or would selling out be a wise move? read more…

Stocks Rebound

reboundIt had to happen at some point. The averages declined almost every day for three weeks in a row, so a relief rally should be expected. The question is how long will it continue? read more…

This too shall pass

The markets have gone straight down for almost two weeks. The media is becoming more and more pessimistic as the averages plummet. Doom and gloom permeates the investor population. This usually means that opportunity is just around the corner. read more…

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Bill Schmick was born in a blue-collar neighborhood of Philadelphia, just a few blocks north of “Rocky Balboa” territory where most of his Catholic schoolmates grew up to be either cops or criminals. He narrowly escaped both professions by volunteering to fight in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine... Read More

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