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Paris:  A Black Swan

Posted by kdadmin on November 14th, 2015

Paris:  A Black Swan

My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out the victims, and families, of last night’s terror campaign in Paris, France. I hope my friends are safe, including my new friend, Aunt Kay (from Rochester, New York), who was off two spend a few weeks in Champagne. I’m not going to be…

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How the Market Works:  Reduce Your Taxes Before Year End

Posted by kdadmin on October 30th, 2015

How the Market Works:  Reduce Your Taxes Before Year End

While it’s tempting to make all sorts of puns about Spooktober, I think I’ve had just about enough of this…

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How the Market Works: Federal Funds Rate – Sh** or Get Off the Pot

Posted by kdadmin on October 29th, 2015

How the Market Works: Federal Funds Rate – Sh** or Get Off the Pot

Call me crabby, but it’s time for the Feds to sh** or get off the pot. Don’t let the chart…

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How the Market Works & Why You Care:  Hedge Your Bets

Posted by kdadmin on October 23rd, 2015

How the Market Works & Why You Care:  Hedge Your Bets

We’ve all heard phrases like, “Hedge Your Bets,” or “Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket,” etc. The chart…

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How the Market Works and Why You Care:  The Horse Latitudes

Posted by kdadmin on October 20th, 2015

How the Market Works and Why You Care:  The Horse Latitudes

During the time of the mighty sailing vessels, certain sections of the globe got the nickname, The Horse Latitudes. These…

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How the Market Works and Why You Care: Risk vs Reward

Posted by kdadmin on October 12th, 2015

How the Market Works and Why You Care: Risk vs Reward

Successful investors know how to balance risk and reward. The graph above shows how the stock market (SPY) and the…

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Market Crash: Dodging a Down Market

Posted by kdadmin on October 1st, 2015

Market Crash: Dodging a Down Market

Reporting a zero rate of return over a quarter is not normally cause for celebration. But given the quarter that…

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Market Crash: Down 50 Points

Posted by kdadmin on September 28th, 2015

Market Crash: Down 50 Points

As if getting a jump on earnings season, the S&P 500 is down 50 points, intraday. But the relevant point…

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Market Crash:  Lucky #13

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Market Crash:  Lucky #13

Apparently, it’s the end of the world as we know it. Or, wait … The Fear and Greed Index is…

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How the Market Works and Why You Care: Bonds 102

Posted by kdadmin on September 25th, 2015

How the Market Works and Why You Care: Bonds 102

As the market tries to figure out what it’s going to be when it grows up, let’s try to make…

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How the Market Works and Why You Care: Bonds 101

Posted by kdadmin on September 21st, 2015

How the Market Works and Why You Care: Bonds 101

Now that the Fed has made its (wimpy) policy decision, and before the first quarter earnings numbers come out (in…

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Market Crash:  More Bull-Oney

Posted by kdadmin on September 17th, 2015

Market Crash:  More Bull-Oney

Nine days ago, in my first Market Bull-Oney post, I talked about what mean regression (two steps forward, one step…

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Federal Funds Rate: Stocks or Bonds

Posted by kdadmin on September 16th, 2015

Federal Funds Rate: Stocks or Bonds

Tomorrow afternoon the Federal Reserve will announce their decision about the Federal Funds Rate. Either way, expect a LOT of…

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Market Crash: Federal Funds Rate 2004

Posted by kdadmin on September 14th, 2015

Market Crash: Federal Funds Rate 2004

Have a look at this graph from 2004. What does it tell you about the relationship between the Federal Funds…

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Market Crash: Honister Pass

Posted by kdadmin on September 11th, 2015

Market Crash: Honister Pass

This is the view of Buttermere, in The Lake District of Norther England. You only get this view if you…

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Market Crash:  Bull-oney

Posted by kdadmin on September 8th, 2015

Market Crash:  Bull-oney

Though I’m not a technical trader (making trading decisions based purely on market chart formations), I do pay attention to…

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