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Market Crash: Giggling in a Pub

Posted by kdadmin on September 4th, 2015

Market Crash: Giggling in a Pub

Imagine that you’re an investment advisor. That you manage money for a living. And now that one of the worst months in four years has passed, it’s time to send performance reports out to your clients. Yikes. Take a look at that graph above. Which of the lines would you…

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Market Crash: Missing the Bounce

Posted by kdadmin on September 1st, 2015

Market Crash: Missing the Bounce

While the S&P500 based SPY bounced up nicely on Thursday, recovering about 5% of its 12% loss against its high,…

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Market Crash: Test Dummies

Posted by kdadmin on August 31st, 2015

Market Crash: Test Dummies

One of the most INFURIATING things about being a highly credentialed, experienced, and successful investment advisor is watching the licensed…

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Market Crash: Daddy’s Gotta Bounce

Posted by kdadmin on August 27th, 2015

Market Crash: Daddy’s Gotta Bounce

And so it was … The market crash of August, 2015, came and went because the GDP was better and…

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Market Crash: It’s a Walk in the Park

Posted by kdadmin on August 26th, 2015

Market Crash: It’s a Walk in the Park

If your investments are in cash, this is what you should be doing today. In other words, if you’re my…

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Market Crash: China Market Manipulation

Posted by kdadmin on August 25th, 2015

Market Crash: China Market Manipulation

Given the global market’s determination to rationalize every damn thing, you would think that the best investment managers would be…

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Market Crash: -15%, It’s An Official Correction

Posted by kdadmin on August 24th, 2015

Market Crash: -15%, It’s An Official Correction

Within minutes of the market open we were down over 150 points since Friday’s close; a 7.7% wallop out of…

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Market Crash: Christmas Morning

Posted by kdadmin on August 23rd, 2015

Market Crash: Christmas Morning

The Monday morning Shanghai Stock Exchange opens at 2:15 am, London time. The wait has been as agonizing for me…

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Market Crash: But Not Yet a Correction

Posted by kdadmin on August 21st, 2015

Market Crash: But Not Yet a Correction

Today, the market experienced its worst one day sell off since October, 2008. The S&P 500, represented by SPY, has…

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Yesterday, the major market indexes (SPY) dropped over 2%. That would be a significant portfolio loss if we weren’t already…

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fOiled Again: OPEC is NOT the Big Meanie

Posted by kdadmin on August 14th, 2015

fOiled Again:  OPEC is NOT the Big Meanie

Now that we’re in cash, people love to ask me about investing in their pet investment idea. From gold to…

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Dead Gold Bugs

Posted by kdadmin on August 6th, 2015

Dead Gold Bugs

Now that we’ve dumped our bond holdings and are sitting in cash, I’m regularly asked the question, “Should we be…

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The Bond Bubble

Posted by kdadmin on July 31st, 2015

The Bond Bubble

I’m not a big fan of the word, “bubble,” because it creates hysteria in the minds of amateur investors. But…

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Investing in a Stagnant Market: French Riviera

Posted by kdadmin on July 29th, 2015

Investing in a Stagnant Market: French Riviera

If you’ve been watching the news about the stock market cycle over the last six months, it would have taken…

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Global Unemployment in Less Than 300 Words

Posted by kdadmin on July 27th, 2015

Global Unemployment in Less Than 300 Words

Supposedly, the best blog posts are less than 500 words. Let’s see if you can learn to interpret the global…

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Stock Market Stall: From the Flight Deck

Posted by kdadmin on July 22nd, 2015

Stock Market Stall: From the Flight Deck

Airplanes operate on the principle of lift. Essentially, the airfoil (wing) disrupts the direction of the flow of air over…

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