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A BRIEF HISTORY OF 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

A BRIEF HISTORY OF 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS We are all getting ready to enjoy another birthday for our great nation, most likely with some form of fireworks to compliment the celebration. As I was looking up at the exploding, multicolored exhibition, I thought to myself: “This is a pretty strange tradition. Where the heck […]

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The Status of RMD’s for 2020

The Status of RMD’s for 2020 There has been a tremendous amount of confusion over what Congress intended to say about taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s) from your IRA for 2020. Let me try to clarify: The CARES Act enacted by Congress in the wake of COVID19 allows any taxpayer with an RMD due in 2020 from a defined-contribution […]

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And the Beat Goes On

And the Beat Goes On Another week, another surprise. Barely a day goes by without a question from a client on how this stock market rally, which I have dubbed the Genesis Bull Market, can possibly sustain the gains given the level of economic turmoil. It is critical to remember that the market does just […]

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Emotion and Your Investments – Where is the Market Going?   

Emotion and Your Investments – Where is the Market Going?     We all know emotion and investing don’t mix. Ya right, good luck with that one. I can’t imagine a more emotional year than this one and anyone who tells you it’s easy to separate the two has been quarantined a little too long. When […]

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Can You Feel the Tectonic Plate Shifting?

Can You Feel the Tectonic Plate Shifting?  Do you feel that? The world is changing as we speak, and it’s a massive tectonic transformation led by the new Genesis Bull Market. I first used the term Genesis Bull Market on April 17th, just after the Fed’s historic support was announced. Looking past the negative headlines […]

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How Does Something So Right Feel So Wrong?

How Does Something So Right Feel So Wrong? The stock market has been in recovery mode, signaling a quick recovery from the worst crises this planet has seen since Noah took his cruise. However, this is leaving investors asking the question … how can this be?  Won’t the economic impact be devastating for months to […]

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Veteran Tears

Veteran Tears I stood and I watched as a mother cried, when she had heard that her son had died. He didn’t die because he was sick, or he didn’t die because he was in a wreck. He died doing what he felt was right. I watched a father try to hold back his tears, […]

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What The Markets Are Telling Us About The Economy

What The Markets Are Telling Us About The Economy With the major indexes looking strong, one would think that the economic recovery is robust. Not so fast. Even though the S&P 500, Dow, and especially the Nasdaq are up sharply from their lows, a closer look reveals that a very fragmented recovery is underway. One, […]

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Just When You Thought it was Dangerous 

Just When You Thought it was Dangerous  This market continues to mystify investors and experts alike. It’s hard for the brain to comprehend how the world around us can be so bad but stocks think it’s so great. There has always been this great disconnect. The financial markets have an uncanny ability to look past […]

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How is the Real Stock Market Doing?

How is the Real Stock Market Doing? The stock market indexes have had an impressive recovery off the March 23rd lows. However, the real question beckons…are most individual stocks participating? Even with impressive gains in the indices, and positive news from Gilead coronavirus drug Remdesivir, and the government’s stimulus programs, the gains have been quite […]

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