Click Here to Subscribe Now! Try a 3-month trial for only $68

November, 2017

Richard’s Thoughts on Being a Champion Worrier

Richard’s Comments

 

The other night at a Chinese restaurant, I ran into an old friend. He asked me, "Russell, I read your site just about every day, and I have a question; how do you know what to write about each day?"

 

I told him, "Easy, I write about what I'm worried about."

 

My friend answered, "Does that give you enough to write about each and every day?"

 

I responded, "Are you kidding? I write about roughly 10% of the items I worry about. You see, I'm a champion worrier. I worry about stuff even before it really becomes worrisome."

 

PREMIUM - CLICK TO READ MORE

Keeping it Simple

by Jon S. Strebler

 

There’s a lot to be said in favor of the old KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) adage, even as that gets harder and harder to do. It seems like no matter what field one considers, the amount of knowledge keeps increasing much faster than our ability (or desire?) to keep up. I looked up the latest on this idea, and here’s the story:

PREMIUM - CLICK TO READ MORE

Thankful for Growth

By Matthew Kerkhoff

 

This economy may not be perfect, but it’s the only one we’ve got, so let’s be thankful for the many positive developments we’re seeing both here in the states and across the globe. This week, as you sit down with loved ones, take a moment to appreciate how good things truly are right now.

 

Not only is the U.S. economy growing at the fastest rate in years, we’re seeing healthy developments in many areas around the world. For the first time since the great recession, one can utter the words “synchronized global recovery” without being seen as a total nut case.

 

PREMIUM - CLICK TO READ MORE

Richard's Thoughts on Bull Markets and Corrections

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.

 

A primary trend, bull or bear, once set in motion, does not reverse until it is EXHAUSTED. A bull market such as this one, for example, will not top out until the bull forces have totally spent themselves. Thus, a bull market will not die on bad news, economic recessions, corporate disasters or political threats.

 

PREMIUM - CLICK TO READ MORE

Daily Recap

It was another weird day in the markets with hints of deja vu from yesterday.  Overseas markets were again lower across the board, with Spain (up 0.24%) the sole exception.  In Asia, the NIKKEI lost 1.5%, leading the Asia Dow to a 1.23% decline.  European exchanges fared somewhat better, with the STOXX 600 down 0.49%.

 

PREMIUM - CLICK TO READ MORE