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Quote of the Day

"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do." - John Ruskin

Where Were You 30 Years Ago This Week?

By Chuck Butler


Thirty years is a relatively long time ... three decades… and a lot of trading days between the day the stock market saw its largest one-day decline, until now, when things seemingly know only one way, which is up.   


I was close to everything that was happening in 1987 at our little stock brokerage at the old Mark Twain Bank. Yes, this week marks the 30th anniversary of the “Great Stock Market Crash of 1987."




Daily Recap

Apparently unable to stay weak for more than a day, stocks moved higher, again led by the strong Dow Industrials.  23,000 came and went, not even a bump in the road for this steamrolling market average.



Global Economic Uptrend

by Jon S. Strebler 


One analyst made the claim last week that we are currently experiencing “the first synchronized global economic uptrend ever". Now, you may have heard that “ever” is a really long time, and as a naturally curious person, I therefore have to wonder if this claim is correct. Unfortunately, there are practical limits to tracing back the history of economic growth worldwide. For example, I’m not going to try to look at how Babylon’s economy meshed with pre-Incan prosperity, the Myceanean age, the Kush kingdom, the Shang dynasty, or standards of living during India’s Vedic period.  


Global Growth Cues Abound

By Matthew Kerkhoff


Sometimes stock market rallies can be so powerful that you just have to grab ahold of something sturdy and hang on. Every once in a while, the upward surge can be so strong that it feels as though it’s fake – too much wealth being created in too short a time, inevitably destined to evaporate.


The last 12 months have felt that way. With the major averages up anywhere from 19–26%, many investors are logging in to see account balances that have never been this high.



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