Not so exciting to day-traders is the rationale for why time invested surmounts all other trading strategies. Calendar year returns define the bonus size of portfolio managers and sends the wrong message to investors who have decade(s) of time on the...

Markets are unscathed by geopolitical volatility, more so than usual, as independence protests rock Hong Kong, Lebanon, Spain, and Britain. This illustrates the enormous discontinuity the market has against geopolitics and is a reminder that monetary...

Last weekend I attended the Technical Securities Analysts Association (TSAA) of San Francisco annual conference, hosted by talented money managers that I’ve followed and befriended for the last 10 years. The first presenter, Craig Johnson, Chief Mark...

After a rough couple of weeks in the equity markets, it was easy to forget that we recently reached new highs in the S&P 500 and the chance for a major correction remained low. Nevertheless, novice investors got spooked due to the “inverted yield-cur...

Almost every market, U.S. stocks, bonds, oil, and even gold, soared last week after the Federal Reserve suggested a rate cut next month and the European Central Bank announced that they would resume their bond-buying program. The market’s reaction sp...

There's a new emerging threat to the global economy: Trump's tariffs. The U.S. is set to impose a 25% tariff on China and Mexico as of last Friday. American consumers will face the burden of increased costs far more than the exporting countries, even...

Markets are reaching a fork in the road. This comes after the S&P 500 bounced back by more than 17% over the last two months, as the Federal Reserve chairman, Jay Powell, suggested no further interest rate rises this year. The International Monetary...


Some people don't like the stock market. Confidence waned since the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis with fewer people participating^1 in the stock market since before the crisis. Yale University has reduced its domestic stock allocation to 3% in favor of...

Senator Schumer accused President Trump of having temper tantrums. This also is a good description of the markets in recent weeks. The S&P 500 dropped by an amount not seen since the 2008 financial crisis, putting us at -12% for the year.

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Investopedia describes a recession as a “significant decline in economic activity that goes on for more than a few months”^1. This does not describe the current environment. While stocks have reached an epochal point of volatility not seen since 2008...

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