Monthly Archives: April 2009

Saying the Right Things

The Fed decided yesterday to leave interest rates unchanged (no surprise), since the economy is so weak and fragile, that inflationary pressures are not a concern at this time. Along with a hint that consumers may be starting to spend … Continue reading

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Back To The Cookie Jar

Despite a weak opening, the markets held up well yesterday considering the menu of bad news ranging from a miserable economy, poor earnings from U.S. Steel, the struggling banking sector and yes, the spreading swine flu. Given that, a break … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam’s Rally?

Bill Fleckenstein posted some interesting thoughts in “Thank Uncle Sam for the Rally.” Here are some snippets: There is nothing like a monumental surge in government stimuli to help boost the markets and, by extension, people’s perceptions of the news. … Continue reading

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The Dollar Value Of Rebalancing Your Hedge

Over the past couple of weeks, I have featured two readers’ experiences in setting up a hedge as per my free e-book “The SimpleHedge Strategy.” Both understood the concept and applied it well. Despite the markets having shown dramatic drops … Continue reading

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Sunday Musings: Flawed Thinking

A couple of weeks ago MarketWatch featured the “Stupid Investment of the Week.” Here are some highlights: When an investment company fires a fund manager, the typical pitch to shareholders is that they should stick around because better days must … Continue reading

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Bulls vs. Bears

Sometimes it pays to look at the big picture to see where we have been, where we might be going and what has changed. Doing that will at the same time also answer a frequently asked question, namely how much … Continue reading

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