Monthly Archives: March 2020

♫ Bear Market Bottom Blues ♫

The S&P 500 just endured two of the ten worst days since the Great Depression. The index of 500 leading companies plummeted -9.5%, and -12%, on 3/12 and 3/16, respectively. The experience has been undesirable. Market lore foretells that “Bear … Continue reading

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The poem, “IF” by Rudyard Kipling

IF By Rudyard Kipling  If you can keep your head when all about you    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,    But make allowance for their doubting … Continue reading

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Economic Reset – My Wish List

Economically speaking, growth isn’t everything; it is the only thing. A better tomorrow for future generations depends on a rising tide, that is, opportunities for all. Covid-19 is an enormous wrecking ball that will eventually end, we hope. Turning things … Continue reading

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Think Local. Act Local.

It is important to support neighborhood businesses and independent service providers. #stepinrobo.1db.com/newnormal

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Contagion Context – Spanish Flu – Covid19

By September 4, 1917, the DJIA fell into bear market territory (-20%), fueled by the Spanish flu pandemic. The first World War killing machine was in full force, tallying millions of casualties among soldiers and civilians. The ill-fated timing of … Continue reading

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BUY NOW?

The short version: Why? Because the merchandise is on sale, in some cases, it’s #BOGO. How? Incrementally, $25, $50, $100, $500, whatever serves your situation. I have been investing $1,000 a week. By investing in the markets automatically, savers are … Continue reading

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A look back in time: Spanish Flu 1918-1919

Mark Twain coined the phrase, “History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” The COVID19 virus has upended the financial markets and brought cities and countries to a standstill. So far, coronavirus has infected 118,101 people around the globe; … Continue reading

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DJIA Rallies +1,293.96

Market soothsayers in mass acclaimed financial Armageddon over the weekend. The fear emanating from those most in the know was palpable. Mr. Market is wily. Mr. Market’s assault on the levered long players left no prisoners. Short-term traders, both bears, … Continue reading

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