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Sucker Punch

Posted by kdadmin on March 27th, 2015

As if trying to prove the principle of gravity, the market started from a recent low on March 11, at 2050, careened up to nearly 2105 with the Fed’s “no change” announcement last week, and fell back to earth at 2052 yesterday, briefly hitting 2041 midday. It’s exactly these sorts…

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Color Me Unimpressed

Posted by kdadmin on March 18th, 2015

And so it was. There was no real change in the interest rate increase language in the Federal Reserve (FOMC)…

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How Hard is this to Understand?

Posted by kdadmin on March 15th, 2015

I thought it a bit patronizing to issue a Friday the 13th blog post. The market did a good enough…

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But Wait, There’s More…

Posted by kdadmin on March 6th, 2015

Since selling our equity overweight a little over a week ago, the equity market, as represented by the S&P 500,…

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The Discipline of Taking Profits

Posted by kdadmin on February 26th, 2015

With several market indexes hitting record highs on Tuesday, many up over three percent since January 1st, the midcap sector…

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Greed

Posted by kdadmin on February 18th, 2015

Greed is one of the seven deadly sins for a reason. And nothing, in the investment world, really underscores that…

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Because Life Is Not All Spreadsheets & Graphs

Posted by kdadmin on February 7th, 2015

You cannot smell a piping hot basket of spreadsheet or wash it down with your third cup of graph. So,…

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Volatility, Thy Name Is Mud

Posted by kdadmin on February 3rd, 2015

If I hear one more pundit talk about “unprecedented volatility” or “The January Effect,” I think I’m going to barf.…

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Broken Record: Long Term Treasury Bonds

Posted by kdadmin on January 28th, 2015

The Federal Reserve is a broken record. In a good way. Unlike the Swiss National Bank’s surprise move to dump…

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Bogeyman Economics

Posted by kdadmin on January 15th, 2015

Lately, it seems that the market is practicing Bogeyman Economics. In other words, if it thinks there could be a…

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Price at the Pump

Posted by kdadmin on January 14th, 2015

Have you noticed that the gas price at the pump is significantly lower than it was just a few months…

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Thank You, Grandpa

Posted by kdadmin on January 11th, 2015

My grandfather was in the oil business decades ago. He worked for Apache. He was a VP of something or…

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Super Balling

Posted by kdadmin on January 7th, 2015

When I was about ten years old, my favorite toy on the planet was a super ball. I loved how…

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Huge Fan

Posted by kdadmin on December 17th, 2014

As you know, I’m a huge fan of inane market volatility. Mainly, because it reminds us that just because everybody…

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spOILer Alert

Posted by kdadmin on December 14th, 2014

Oh, Media Hysteria, have you no shame? Yes, oil prices have gone down, drastically, since mid June. Yes, they have…

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Ruble Rabble

Posted by kdadmin on December 3rd, 2014

Though I have been intrigued by Putin’s stubborn attempts to use Cold War tactics in the modern era, the negative…

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