Trumpocalypse? News of Our Demise Has Been Greatly Exaggerated…

Markets fell sharply after Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama were elected, and then later both these presidents presided over bull markets.  Their record suggests that Donald Trump won’t necessarily be a market’s boogeyman. The sun has come up; and regardless of your political affiliations, we can all agree that last night’s election night was a […]

Perspective About Recent Market Turbulence

There are no two ways about it – these last two weeks have been very trying.  Sectors were crushed. Oil slipped below $38 a barrel then shot back up over 27%. Individual stocks broke 52-week lows… then some yo-yoed to new highs. This experience will expose the difference between “traders” and “investors”… and what lessons […]

An Explanation for Why We Haven’t Seen A Correction

This chart shows the price action of the S&P 500 since the last official correction back in the second quarter of 2012, and the red portions indicated each market selloff greater than 3% since then. Let me point to three important observations: Markets Dip Often:  Investors were forced to endure ten separate instances of the […]