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Bear Market, Interrupted?

Market Volatility Continues to Surge Over the 16 trading days ended yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrials (Dow) have had an average change EXCEEDING 400 points (1.75%) per day.  This level of volatility is FOUR TIMES the average for August and September and nearly TWICE the elevated levels of October and November. Since bottoming at 21,700, […]

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BEAR Market Over or BEAR Market Rally?

Asset Re-Balancing To the Rescue? Asset allocation is nothing fancy.  Certain investors, especially Pension Funds, routinely target a specific stock-to-bond ratio for their portfolios, for example 60/40.  Since stocks and bonds will have different returns, the portfolio is brought back to its target ratio at the end of each quarter. If the equity portion of […]

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Christmas Crash (cont.)?

Is History About To Rhyme? Someone wise once said that “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it DOES rhyme”.  That quote, sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, is extraordinarily relevant today.   The Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) is somewhere in the middle of a “Waterfall Decline” that began on December 1.  Since then, the Dow has […]

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