May 12th saw heavy selling in the markets.  While many media pundits piled on during the decline, some perspective is needed.  Currently the markets are down roughly 5% from the highs of the S&P 500 and less than 8% from the Nasdaq’s highs, not even a correction (10%) so far.  Additionally, we had worse declines…

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by Clint Gharib December 22, 2020 Two years ago, we were in the midst of the December 2018 stock market plunge that per saw the S&P 500 Index drop over 15% from its closing prices Dec 3rd through its closing price Dec 24th as reported by WSJ.com.  Coming off worries over the 2018 mid-term elections…

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September 2020. Oxford Retirement Advisors Market Update – November Election Impact Upon the Financial Markets As a financial advisor for over 30 years now, I am always on the lookout for half-truths that may hurt investors. With the 2020 US general election fast approaching, we’re seeing the same old half-truth resurfacing that says investors are…

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Market Update – Now What?  March 23, 2020 There has been tragic loss of lives from Covid-19 and likely will be more before it’s over.  I hope everyone takes seriously the social responsibility of following CDC guidelines to help limit the spread of the virus.  Just as we take precautions to guard against the virus…

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I can quote all sorts of numbers but this Fear vs Greed Index chart from March 9, 2020 says it all for what happened in the markets this past Monday…sheer panic. The chart is updated daily at https://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/. If you were/are fearful in the markets, you are not alone.   Once again it is a FEAR…

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Monday’s (August 5th) sell off had many iterating the legendary coach, Vince Lombardi’s words: “What the hell is going on out here?”. Traders worry spiked to fear that the situation with China could turn from a currency/trade war into a currency crisis (meaning Chinese panic pulling their money out of China) which would cause a…

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November is a strange month. It starts off with earlier sunsets and gloomy days but builds up to Thanksgiving, the holiday season kick-off. Many people I talk to tell me they have mixed feelings about November. But, I think November can be the best month of the year, money-wise. It’s a great time to look back…

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