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Oil Prices and the “Greek Contagion”

Posted by kdadmin on July 20th, 2015

Oil Prices and the “Greek Contagion”

Currently, the media fluff about oil prices is that it’s Greece’s fault. Are you kidding? What about oversupply? What about the Saudi’s uninterrupted production schedule? What about Iranian tanker oil? There’s more to this story, people. Greece is neither a producer nor a large consumer of oil, but the chart…

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Federal Funds Rate: You’re Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

Posted by kdadmin on July 15th, 2015

Federal Funds Rate: You’re Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

As a child of ten, the Little Red Riding Hood story always annoyed me. My takeaway was that wolves were…

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Greece and the Big Fat “Who Cares?”

Posted by kdadmin on July 13th, 2015

Greece and the Big Fat “Who Cares?”

When the media went crazy about Greece, I decided to stay out of it. It’s a stupid waste of time.…

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Investment Selection: Just Walk Away

Posted by kdadmin on July 8th, 2015

Investment Selection: Just Walk Away

In most any other market cycle, you’ll find me beating the drum of proper investment asset allocation for a given…

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The Stock Market Warnings: Part 3 of 3

Posted by kdadmin on July 6th, 2015

The Stock Market Warnings: Part 3 of 3

By looking at just the last five years, of the graphs in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series,…

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The Stock Market Warnings: Part 2 of 3

Posted by kdadmin on July 1st, 2015

The Stock Market Warnings: Part 2 of 3

There’s nothing like writing one of these pieces only to have market volatility oblige and prove my point. Before we…

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The Stock Market Warnings: Part 1 of 3

Posted by kdadmin on June 29th, 2015

The Stock Market Warnings: Part 1 of 3

You deserve to understand what is happening in the market. So I put together a three part series to try…

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Macroeconomics: Bears Don’t Moo

Posted by kdadmin on June 22nd, 2015

Macroeconomics: Bears Don’t Moo

Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve release said that there was no change in their monetary policy. But then the conspiracy…

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That’s Not a Knife, This is a Knife

Posted by kdadmin on June 15th, 2015

That’s Not a Knife, This is a Knife

Easily one of my favorite lines from the 1980’s came from the scene in which Crocodile Dundee drew his huge…

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How Changing Interest Rates Affect You

Posted by kdadmin on June 8th, 2015

How Changing Interest Rates Affect You

Look at this graph of the market over the past two weeks. Which two of these four investments do you…

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And We’re Out of Stocks

Posted by kdadmin on May 26th, 2015

And We’re Out of Stocks

Which investment in the chart above would you prefer to own? If it were me, I’d prefer to own the…

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20/20 Blindsight

Posted by kdadmin on May 19th, 2015

20/20 Blindsight

With the market at new highs for the first time in two and a half months, the 20/20 Blindsight is…

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The Danger Zone

Posted by kdadmin on May 14th, 2015

Three days ago, she burst into tears in the middle of a conversation. Nobody knows why. Yesterday, she spilled a…

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Activity vs Achievement

Posted by kdadmin on April 29th, 2015

Markets like these remind me of a quote by the late, great, basketball player and coach, John Wooden. He said,…

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Excellent Performance & The Road Ahead

Posted by kdadmin on April 8th, 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, the S&P 500 did about 0.43%, while our average portfolio did a FULL 2%…

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Performance – Trailing 3 Months

Posted by kdadmin on April 1st, 2015

For near term analysis, I’m a fan of trailing three month returns. Consider the recent period of December 1, 2014…

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