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Afraid of New Highs?

In an earlier post I talked about one of the media narratives that prices are too high to remain optimistic about the market. And now the market's even higher, so now the scenario may seem even more foreboding. Before I suggested three considerations in response to possible fears. Let's expand on those considerations here.

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Be Wary of Election Year Narratives

Clearly election season is upon us. How do we know that? Well, of course the Democrats are debating and campaigning in order to secure a presidential nominee. Also, President Trump’s rallies are occurring more frequently in swing states. These are the obvious cues. There are also less obvious cues.

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What’s not important now? What is?

Market volatility has once again made headlines. What's important to know and understand?

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What Resonates with You?

The investment philosophy of our Serious Money Approach rests upon 3 key principles: Faith in the Future Problems get solved even if we can’t predict how it will happen. Patience Problems get solved even if we can’t predict when it will happen. Discipline Doing what almost always works and not trying something that hasn’t. I want to illustrate how the three principles work...

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Is the market just like a casino?

With the market enjoying a significant rally for the past two months following a big downturn in the market at the beginning of the year, I’m reminded of a statement made to me years ago by a worried investor: “The market is just a big gamble, like a casino.” It is true that the market can gyrate up and down, and it is true that the movements can appear to be random, and it is also true...

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