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There’s a well-known Chinese proverb that says, “Talk doesn’t cook rice.” The warning here is a reminder that simply thinking about, planning and especially just talking about something won’t get what you want done. To really get something done, you must take action. While I agree with this sentiment, I also think it’s important to […]
German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously wrote, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” I’ve always lived by those words, and I think it’s important for us to always be pushing our boundaries. This is true physically, mentally and even emotionally. I think this is especially true during times when personal reflection just comes […]
Live by the sword, die by the sword. It is the common rendering of the Biblical verse Matthew 26:52, in which the King James version reads, “Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” This bull market reminds […]
The Federal Reserve has spoken, and it’s done so today via the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) decision to leave interest rates unchanged. And while any change in the benchmark fed funds rates from the current range of 1% and 1.25% wasn’t expected, what was highly anticipated was language in the FOMC statement signaling how […]
The concept of freedom may seem easy to understand, as it basically just means the absence of coercion from others. In political terms, it means the absence of coercion from government. In economic terms, freedom means the absence of government intrusion on the free exchange of money, ideas, goods and services conducted by individuals, companies, […]
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What to Watch in Second-Half 2017 ETF Talk: A Fund that Grows with the Economy Your First-Half ETF Scoreboard The Greatest Jefferson Idea Ever **************************************************************** What to Watch in Second-Half 2017 I recently was asked by a subscriber if I could provide him a “short-hand” characterization of what happened in markets during the first […]
Ladies and gentlemen, halftime is over. I hope you enjoyed your Fourth of July respite, because now it’s time to get back on the field and start playing the second half of 2017 in the markets. Before we attempt to determine where this market is going for the rest of the year, it’s probably a […]
In case you missed it, I encourage you to read my e-letter article from last week, which features part three of this article http://www.stockinvestor.com/29606/etfs-music-markets-part-iii/ […]
I love music, and I love exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Both allow us to hear the “music of the markets” play out in real time. In the third and final installment of our series, ETFs & the Music of the Markets, we look at the tune being played in two sectors leading the market rally… semiconductor ETFs […]
ETFs and the Music of the Markets, Part II ETF Talk: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Fund Excels On Avoiding Investor Overconfidence Firmness, Not Strut ETFs and the Music of the Markets, Part II One of the beauties of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is that they allow us to hear the “music of the markets” playing […]