Questioning Persistent High Inflation and Deep Recession

In the past week or so, the markets, I suggest, have begun to question the prevailing conventional wisdom that inflation will remain persistently high and that the economy is likely to fall into a deep recession. This article explores why. >> To subscribe to this monthly newsletter, click on Subscribe! Commodity Prices & Payroll Suggest Moderating…

Always Look for Investing Opportunities

Regardless of the market situation, are you always looking for investing opportunities? As you’ll read further below, you don’t want to be 100% in cash. >> To subscribe to this monthly newsletter, click on Subscribe! Don’t Let Current Events Scare You From Looking for Investing Opportunities Inflation and rising interest rates are still dominating the investment…

Global Conflict, Fed Normalization, and Stock Prices

War in Ukraine, sanctions, and more supply chain disruptions while the Fed works to transition from massive COVID accommodation to normalization are more than enough to spook investors. This article puts into perspective how global conflict affects stock prices, and offers guidance on how best to ride out the turmoil. >> To subscribe to this…

Inflation, Rising Interest Rates and Stock Prices

Inflation is in the news, as are rising interest rates. Can stock prices hold up against this backdrop of rising interest rates?  Read on to learn more. >> To subscribe to this monthly newsletter, click on Subscribe! Inflation Report Sends Interest Rates Up This week the markets got another hot inflation report.  This sent interest rates…

Financial Themes for 2022

This first newsletter of 2022 not only addresses four financial themes to watch in 2022 (including one about dogs of the market) but also explores COVID and inflationary pressures while reminding you of three determinants of stock prices. >> To subscribe to this monthly newsletter, click on Subscribe! COVID and Inflationary Pressures Unfortunately, COVID is still…

9 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

What would you say to resolutions that simply require attention at the beginning of the year to provide you with value? That’s what you’ll find with the 9 financial resolutions detailed below. Unlike traditional New Year resolutions that often wind up abandoned before January’s even over, these aren’t too time-consuming, complicated, or unpleasant to stick…

Don’t Try to Time the Market; Just Invest

Do you find yourself unable to invest because you can’t decide on the right time? Do you feel paralyzed by the exuberant ups of your market watch list and in despair over the unexpected lows? Stop Trying to Time the Market! Just Invest. Invest regularly and consistently, without emotion, based on analysis, and in accordance…

Processing Investment Advice, Predictions, and Risks

How seriously do you take market voices? By that, I mean advice, predictions, and risks not always grounded in common sense? This newsletter explores this conundrum. Market Commentators Have No Accountability for Advice, Predictions and Risks Realize that there’s an important disconnect between the “advice”, “predictions” and “risks” people hear from market commentators and actual…

Fundamentals of Investing in Banks

Have you considered banks for your investment portfolio? If not, you may want to reconsider. You see, banks become an attractive sector for finding investment ideas when the yield curve steepens, making banks more profitable. That’s the scenario we’ll likely be facing if the Federal Reserve begins to taper and lets longer-term rates rise. In…

Cash and Unemployment Report Reactions

What does the latest unemployment report say about the economy? This article explores reactions from the Federal Reserve, and the Stock Market. It also examines how much cash investors should hold in their portfolios. >> To subscribe to this monthly newsletter, click on Subscribe! The 9/3/21 Unemployment Report The Employment Report issued on Friday, September 3rd…