Tag: debt

Are we in a Bear Market?

In light of the horrific start to 2016 for investors, the question many want answered is, “Are we in a Bear Market?”  This week, we address the are-we or aren’t-we, and what to do or not-do about it.

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Best Investment Opportunities for the Next Three Years

With all the turbulence of late comes Threat…and Opportunity.  This month, Bill shares with you what he regards are some of the best investment opportunities to come out of 2015.

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As regards China and Greece

The possibility of Greece leaving the Euro has created turbulence across all markets. A continent away, the Chinese have their own maelstrom in the form of a mini stock market crash. What does this mean for investors? We have the answers this week as Bill discusses the impact on investors, as regards China and Greece.

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Shutdown…Schmutdown

So….the government is in shutdown status.  But what does that mean for investors? This week Bill Valentine quickly looks at the historical data to give us some guidance on what the future might hold.  

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The Market Is Like A Petulant Child

This week, the Federal Reserve continued its strategy of giving very advanced warning that its extraordinary easy policy will eventually be wound down, as we discussed in our “Market Message” on May 31, “The Worm Has Turned.”  This is fundamentally good news. It affirms the Fed’s awareness of the need to stop bond buying, and

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Bernanke’s Hurt Locker

There is no more important issue facing our economy, indeed the world’s economies, and the future performance of the markets than the reversal in Fed policy that will happen over the next several years.  The stakes couldn’t be higher. Do too much, put us into contraction.  Do too little, create inflation. For now, the duty

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The Only 5 Figures You Need To Understand About The Fiscal Cliff Deal

In order to prevent the U.S. economy from going over the Fiscal Cliff (the mandated tax increases and spending cuts designed to reduce our Deficit and Debt problem), Congress and the President arrived at yet another 11th-hour deal.  All this “Cliff” talk is wearing on people and perspective has been lost. It’s really not that

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Five Takeaways From The Election For Investors

The election is over and, as I mentioned in the prior Weekly Update, the numbers from InTrade played out as predicted.  The House and Senate numbers also bore out. The emotional fever amongst the nation is still running high.  But as investors, what is the most logical way to view our possible economic futures?  How

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The Fiscal Cliff and Elections Don’t Matter

Have you noticed the rising uneasiness amongst investors, as well as the increase in media noise, regarding the Fiscal Cliff and the Elections, specifically as they relate to the markets? I call it the latest “Whaddabout…?”  Whaddabout the Fiscal Cliff?  Whaddabout the Election? It’s human nature, but people make too big a deal out of

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And The Winner Is? Austerity!

The economic lab experiment being played out between Austerity and Stimulus is back.  Austerity wins.  Last month, Standard & Poor’s reaffirmed the sovereign debt rating for the United Kingdom at AAA.  The UK has been pursuing a policy of “fiscal consolidation”—tightening their belt to reduce debt.  In the short run, it’s put them into a

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