Investing

April Fools! S&P continues bounceback for a 17% gain

March was the longest year, but April seemed like a quick week.  The S&P’s 17% gain for April made it the best April in several decades, continuing its 30% bounceback from the thrashing it bounced back from since late March.  The long March and short April brought a few points home. Emotions are not an …

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Market Reaction to Coronavirus

Fears of contagion of the Coronavirus triggered the market to experience it’s fastest 10% drop from an all time high last week and prompted the Fed to slash the Fed funds rate by .5%.  This is an interesting market development; on it’s face such a small percentage of the population has been directly affected however …

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Market Strategies: Three Ways to Play Defense in Your Stock Portfolio

Defensive investment strategies share a common goal — to help a portfolio better weather an economic downturn and/or bouts of market volatility. But there are some key differences, including the specific criteria by which particular stocks are selected. If you are nearing retirement or just have a more conservative risk tolerance, one of these defensive …

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