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The Death of Buy and Hold: We’re All Traders Now

The conventional wisdom of financial advisors–to save money and invest it in stocks and bonds “for the long haul”–a “buy and hold” strategy that has functioned as the default setting of financial planning for the past 60 years–may well be … Continue reading

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Before You “Buy the Dip,” Look at This One Chart

There’s a place for fancy technical interpretations, but sometimes a basic chart tells us quite a lot. Here is a basic chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the DJIA. It displays basic information: price candlesticks, volume, the 50-week and 200-week … Continue reading

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The Central Problem with Central Banks: They Become the Greater Fools/Bag-Holders

Those who are confident the central banks can print unlimited money may find there are political and financial consequences to such extremes that cannot be foreseen. The central problem with central banks is their mandate now includes propping up all … Continue reading

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Complacency Reigns Supreme–Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, Right?

So by all means, buy the dip now that the VIX soared in full-blown panic from 12 to 17. One of the more remarkable features of the Bull market in stocks is the ascendancy of complacency and the banishing of … Continue reading

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What If the Easy Money Is Now on the Bear Side?

Complacent melt-ups aren’t just boring–they’re not very profitable. File this under Devil’s Advocate: what if the easy money in the stock market is no longer the “guaranteed” Bull melt-up but the Bearish bet on a sudden air pocket?Just as a … Continue reading

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