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Japanification 101 & 102

#Japanification was previously known as the process of becoming part of the Japanese society. The term embodied honor and adorned the Japanese way of existence. Now, the word “Japanification” is frequently smeared as a catch-all term portraying economies that are … Continue reading

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Yield Inversion, Again!

Over the past week the yield curve inverted; the interest rate earned on short-term fed funds (red line), yielded higher than the intermediate-term 10-year Treasury note (black line). As noted in the 20-year graph, in 2000 and 2007 the inversions … Continue reading

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Wuhan Coronavirus Worries!

#Coronavirus Caution According to Johns Hopkins, as of January 20, there were 278 confirmed cases of the insidious Wuhan coronavirus. Just over a week later that number his risen tenfold to over 9,800 infected persons. Financial markets have moved into the … Continue reading

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How Overvalued are Stocks?

Stocks have been on one heck of a run since this bull market began in March 2009. At present, and throughout this bull market, there have been those/many actually calling for at minimum a selloff, or something far direr. When … Continue reading

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2020 Boom or Kaboom!

“To find yourself, think for yourself.” —Socrates 2019 was the year media airways bombarded us with unrelenting negative news stories about almost everything. There were articles about the end of the world, elevated asset prices, unaffordable housing, corporate excess, federal … Continue reading

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Upbeat November Jobs Report Buoys Stocks

266,000 new jobs were added to private and public payrolls in November, totaling 2.2 million the past 12 months. Of this, the private and public sectors increased their job counts by 2.0 million and 162 thousand, respectively. Healthcare and social … Continue reading

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—Misery Seeks Company

Yale professor, Arthur Okun created the Misery Index for academics, business leaders, policymakers, and investors alike to gauge the perceived present pulse of the economy. Particularly, how the American public at large is feeling about their current state. The Misery … Continue reading

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Is Recession Nearing?

There’s been plenty of clamoring that economic downturn would begin in 2019. NYT’s columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has emphatically warned investors that a Trump victory would “trigger a global recession with no end in sight.” In February, … Continue reading

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S&P 500 + NASDAQ = RECORD LEVELS

Nasdaq Composite closed up 1.06% or $220 billion for the week; the S&P 500 rose .85%, $115 billion. Markets are said to “climb a wall of worry,” this time is no different. Have a great weekend, spend a little extra, … Continue reading

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Dow Theory is Worth a Look

Dow Theory is a century-old stock-market supposition that has been used to forecast the stock market’s directional trend. Dow Theory assumes for an upwardly bias/economic tendency to continue, and be confirmed, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) and Dow … Continue reading

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