aggressive investment Archives
It’s Not the News that Counts
One of the biggest banana peels that many investors slip up on is the desire to focus on the news, be it economic reports, high-profile earnings releases or important political rumors (like the current U.S.-China trade talks). But it...
Going According to Script
A punishing, out-of-nowhere, three-month decline that takes apart many popular stocks and sends the indexes reeling. A wave of panic selling at the bottom that produces historic oversold readings and massive pessimism—even though many growth stocks show resilience during the weeks...
The Emerging Markets Timer (EEM) has managed to maintain its positive stance this week as most of our positions moved forward. While this is a good sign, I remain somewhat cautious and awaiting a stronger signal to put more of our cash to work.
The MSCI Emerging Market (EM) basket of 25 emerging market countries pulled back 15% in dollar terms, the Japan market was down 12%, and China’s Shanghai Composite index got clobbered, falling 25%. India ended the year down only 4.2% thanks to pro-business economic and...
Keep Your Powder Dry
Investing isn’t easy, but most people make it far more difficult than it really is. Every day all day, there are commentators and analysts on TV and dozens of articles pumped out by the online financial media dissecting recent earnings (FedEx...
Over the Falls
During the past few weeks, we’ve seen huge up days, crushing down days, dramatic reversals (like today’s), big earnings gaps (up and down) and a slew of big-font headlines ranging from U.S.-China trade rumors, views from Fed members concerning rate hikes, resignations...
Positive Action, but Need to See More
After a hellacious October that saw many indexes, sectors and stocks crash over a three-week period, the past week and half has been a welcome relief. With today’s solid post-election rally, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have about...