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Stocks Hit A New All Time High... Then Why Am I Concerned?

Posted on December 14, 2023 • My2Cents

Yesterday, after a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled the Fed was considering a pivot on interest rate strategy and would possibly begin lowering interest rates soon.[…]

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America's Shadow Economy

Posted on November 7, 2023 • My2Cents

Recently I was reading the employment report for September and was amazed and perplexed by the results. Over 336,000 jobs were added to the US economy in September alone, far higher than any projection. […]

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493 to 7: Sometimes the Score is Deceiving

Posted on November 7, 2023 • My2Cents

The financial markets are a mixed bag this year. Overall, stocks are up and bonds are mixed as interest rates have been up. A closer look reveals some interesting, and some would say disturbing, or worrisome trends. As the old saying goes, “let’s look under the hood” at what is going on.[…]

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2023 Mid-Year: A New Future?

Posted on July 26, 2023 • My2Cents

Good afternoon, as we move into the second half of the year let me take a moment and give you some thoughts about 2023 to date. As usual, surprises can happen that can shake things up going forward. […]

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The Debt Ceiling... And Other Tidbits

Posted on May 18, 2023 • My2Cents

As we wind down May and head to the summer, I wanted to take a minute to discuss several topics. Below are observations in no particular order: […]

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Silicon Valley Bank: Important to Know

Posted on March 13, 2023 • My2Cents

Last Friday, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) announced they needed to raise capital for liquidity purposes. In today’s social media world, some analysts and investment managers questioned their exposure to smaller upstart tech type companies. When others suggested companies doing business with them begin pulling deposits from the bank this was the equivalent of someone screaming […]

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What can I do to prepare for the upcoming crash?

Posted on March 7, 2023 • My2Cents

Recently I was reading the employment report for September and was amazed and perplexed by the results. Over 336,000 jobs were added to the US economy in September alone, far higher than any projection. […]

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Find The Good

Posted on December 14, 2022 • My2Cents

Recently I attended my first Commonwealth National Conference in nearly 5 years, with the conference theme being “Find the Good”. And after 40 years studying economics, investments, and financial planning trends I came back excited with pages of notes to incorporate into our work. Recently investors have been ‘finding the good’ with various economic reports […]

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A Stubborn Economy

Posted on October 26, 2022 • My2Cents

As we move through October, the financial markets continue to be bumpy on a day-to-day basis. Conflicting data abounds, one day a stronger than expected employment report and the next an inflation number that is considered too hot. The Federal Reserve keeps raising interest rates to try and slow things, but the economy is stubborn […]

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