Stock losses accelerated toward the end of the trading session, leaving major indices around session lows by the time the market closed. The Fed minutes, released Wednesday afternoon, showed most officials believe the economic recovery has advanced enough that the central bank could begin the tapering process sometime this year. That put some pressure on stocks, which […]
I wish the federal government would back off a bit. Then we might know exactly where we stand. Eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, a $1 trillion plus infrastructure bill, and now a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint will only cloud things on this economy. The Labor Department reported Wednesday that its consumer-price index rose 5.4% in July from a […]
The drop in the markets today was but a small blip. A correction would have looked more like a 10% drop. Keep your cool. Don’t panic. Your investment goal should encompass more than a single day move in the markets. If you look to the long term you can weather the storms.
I’m no longer investing for growth. I’m purely investing for income. Portfolio growth is a good side-effect if I can have it but I’m mainly looking for principal preservation. So, let me ask you, if you’re retired now like me & living off your dividends do days like today give you a scare? They shouldn’t. […]
In the short run people might make out. But you’ll never know if you’re getting in when the momentum is subsiding or when it’s just starting to take off. It only works in the long term if the businesses use this opportunity to turn themselves around. If they continue on the same path of being […]