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Stock and Bond Market Update

While all the world focuses on the debris rising up in the tornadoes engulfing Hollywood and Washington (Roy Moore, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Trump and Russia, Hillary and Russia, etc.), the stock market continues to drift pleasantly higher.  How much … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Market Update

“How in the world can the market be doing so well when everything in Washington seems to be a disaster?”  I’ve been asked this question many times in the past few months, and I think there are two parts to … Continue reading

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Stay Rational My Friends

It’s hard to know what to www.instapax.com believe these days.  Did Trump campaign members conspire with Russia to help win the election?  Did Susan Rice and others in the Obama administration abuse their power to unmask the names of Trump … Continue reading

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Brexit

       Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose    “Me and Bobby McGee”, Kris Kristofferson Rejecting  Kristofferson’s cynicism, the majority of Great Britain’s electorate choose freedom over the prospect of continuing to live under the dictates of unelected European Union … Continue reading

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The Great Depression of 2016

 I confess.  I’m not expecting a depression this year. The above title is a “hook”, and I borrowed it from a book written by Dr. Ravi Batra in 1985 (The Great Depression of 1990 – Why it’s got to happen – … Continue reading

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Oil, the Stock Market, and the Folly of Youth

Bearing what all these crazed, hooked nations need, steel plate and long injections of pure oil                                                                        Gary Snyder,   Oil Most men, when they reach a certain age, develop a habit of looking back at their youthful stupidity, sometimes regretfully, … Continue reading

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GREAT GOOGAMOOGA (2)

  Back in December, I posted a piece entitled “Great Googamooga”, in which I attempted to clear up some of the confusion the news media generates by focusing on a statistic that appears to show an impending recession, when in … Continue reading

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Recent Market Volatility

Last Friday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average hovered around minus 400 points for the day, I started working on a piece regarding the recent market volatility and the widespread perception that China, oil and a misguided Federal Reserve are … Continue reading

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GREAT GOOGAMOOGA

Oh, great googamooga, can’t you hear me talking to you Just a ball of confusion Oh yeah, that’s what the world is today. The Temptations, Ball of Confusion   I used this immortal 1970 Temptations’ lyric in an investment missive … Continue reading

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