Fire in a Crowded Theater

posted on October 11th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

By Bob Veres Yesterday’s market declines — the Dow down 3.15%; the S&P 500 down 3.29%; and tech stocks, as represented by the Nasdaq index, off 4.08% — were entirely within the normal range of mini corrections, which we’ve experienced numerous times since March 9, 2009. But they represent an interesting test of character for […]

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A Sea of Tranquility — Not!

posted on May 7th 2018 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Last year, stocks marched higher with only minor pullbacks. When the year ended, the largest peak-to-trough decline for the S&P 500 Index was just under 3%. It was a year that lacked turbulence and rewarded diversified investors. Since the beginning of February, volatility has returned. It’s a reminder that periods of relative tranquility don’t last […]

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Don’t Sweat the Headlines

posted on September 4th 2015 in Market Commentary with 0 Comments

Volatility Can be Managed In last month’s market commentary, we talked about looking past scary headlines. It’s easy to say when stocks are holding up or moving higher, but a jarring correction may create uneasiness. We are reminded of a comment by John Bogle, retired CEO and founder of the mutual fund giant, The Vanguard […]

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