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Markets in good shape for now

As the equity markets continue to consolidate around record highs, investors wait for the presidential hand-off on January 20th. This could turn out to be the best thing that could happen for the bulls. read more…

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Investors need to chill

If you are feeling like today is the beginning of an American Armageddon, you are not alone. Wall Street, most of the media, and almost all of the country’s establishment share your concerns. Those concerns are overblown.

If you are tempted to sell your investments, either as a form of protest or because you genuinely believe that Donald Trump will lead us all into economic perdition, don’t do it. Instead, calm down, take a deep breath and put your thinking cap on. read more…

The Trump Dump

 

Markets took it on the chin this week after trading in a tight range for almost two months. As the polls tightened and “The Donald” appears to have gotten back in the game, investors started to dump stocks. Is this a prelude to what will happen next week if the GOP candidate actually does win? read more…

Elections and the market

 

After 18 months of waiting, investors will finally have their chance to vote both with their ballot on November 8th and with their money on November 9th. Given that this presidential contest has been one of the most unpredictable and volatile in modern history, many fear that the market’s response to the outcome will be equally as volatile. What should you do? read more…

Day traders rule the markets

What a week of volatility! The Dow was up or down one hundred points or more every day while the other averages were equally as volatile. Brace yourself, because October should be just as crazy. read more…

Dementia and your portfolio

As more Baby Boomers reach retirement age, few elderly investors are willing to discuss a growing risk to their portfolio. The onset of diminished mental capacity can cause huge losses in your life savings. Many only realize the problem in hindsight. Don’t let that happen to you. read more…

The same old song

same-old-songInvestors have been waiting all year for that illusive interest rate hike promised by our central bank. September proved to be another false start. Once again, markets rallied on the news, the dollar fell, and investors were happy. So what’s new? read more…

The impact of bad apples

bad-applesFor years, the mantra of Corporate America has been that they are drowning in government rules and regulations. Small business has echoed that refrain, as has Wall Street. The problem is that these same entities continually shoot themselves in the foot. 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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