Mauled

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Is it the end of the year yet? Oh, wait, that was only the first 5 trading sessions of 2016? Are you kidding me? I don’t know about you but my order size for the extra-large bottle of fruit-flavored TUMS is clearly going to have to increase. : ) Like our friend Dr. Ed, I too went to see The … Read More

Logic First? Or Second?

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Wow, what a start to the New Year. It’s official – they tell us the first trading day was the worst in 84 years! The drums are already beating about how bad things will be all year given how bad they have started for 2016. The news is dripping with “new” fears…but are they new? Let’s Think Logically Is it … Read More

New List of Fears

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Well the year has not yet really started and we have a new array of things to fret over. How many times will the Fed hike? Will they hike at all? Will they hike too many times? Will they cause a recession? Will cheap oil kill us all? (Forgive me but my mind has difficulty wrapping my head around the … Read More

2015 Year in Review

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Same Old Fears?

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I was set to write a different note this morning. That was until the ill-fated economic readings came out of China last night. Asian markets immediately sold off as the manufacturing PMI was a shade under “expectations” at 48.2 for December, from 48.6 in November. Oddly, the sellers seem to have overlooked the services index reading which came in above … Read More

Happy New Year – and More

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Most important for today – the last morning note of 2015 – I want to wish you and yours the very best of the New Year. May 2016 be happy, safe, healthy, blessed and filled with prosperity. Before we leave this rather forgettable market year behind – a couple of numbers you might fancy to take note of – and … Read More