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May, 2017

Richard's Thoughts on Bull Market Corrections

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Today's article by Richard is very timely. Once again he reminds us of the power of the primary stock market trend. This also helps put this week's action into perspective...

 

Richard's Comments

 

The single most difficult concept to get across to investors (and I say this after many years of writing about it) is the concept of the great primary trend of the market.

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New Silk Road

By Benjamin J. Butler

 

Somewhere on the West Coast of Korea 

 

I am spending a night with my daughter and wife in a hotel overlooking the ocean on the west coast of Korea. Like pretty much all of the coast of South Korea, there are military installations in the vicinity, but not enough to ruin the views. Since Moon Jae-In was elected President there has again been rhetoric that suggests a possible change in relations between the two Koreas. In recent weeks Trump has hinted a willingness to one day meet Kim Jong Un, and the new South Korean President said he wants to resolve the crisis and will fly to Pyongyang in North Korea if he has to.  

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Daily Recap

Most people thought a day like today was inevitable, with just the timing of it being the big unknown. Combine a complacent, overvalued market with President Trump (allegedly) finally going too far in fighting mainstream Washington, and the result isn't pretty.

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My Gold 'n I

by Jon S. Strebler

 

I come from a gritty little beach town in Southern California, only a few miles yet worlds apart from upscale La Jolla, Laguna Beach and the like.  While homes in those places start somewhere north of a million dollars, a nice house a few blocks from the beach in my town was still going for half a million - up until a year or two ago, anyway.

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Unrealistic Expectations

By Matthew Kerkhoff

 

We all know that investing is a game of expectations. The market “prices in” certain information, and then we adjust our outlook and positions as those expectations change. A key operating rule of this “game” is that when the best that can be seen ahead is fully discounted, the market tops out.

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Richard’s Thoughts on Anxiety and Manipulation

Richard’s Comments

 

Anxiety -- The plague that's enveloped the US is anxiety. Anxiety can wear you out and eventually kill you (check your blood pressure). The current dismal economy has generated fear and anxiety across America. Here's what I've learned about anxiety (through many years of therapy). Some people have been anxious all their lives -- they've grown so used to being anxious that they don't feel it or sense it. But believe me, it's there!

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