Going Up?

Many people assume that “stocks” have been a great investment over the last year. Few realize that the gains have primarily been confined to the U.S. large-cap space. Smaller company stocks represented by the Russell 2000 have gone absolutely nowhere over...

Chart Storm

In the first few weeks of January, the Nasdaq fell 10% below its 52-week high. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 slipped about 4% from its record peak. The reason for the volatile start to the New Year? Fear of the Federal Reserve raising overnight lending rates rapidly to...

Defining Insanity

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results” — Narcotics Anonymous The Federal Reserve digitally printed roughly $3.5 trillion dollars between 2008 and 2014. In that brief period, the Fed created three centuries’...

History Rhymes

“History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Often Rhymes” – Mark Twain Cathie Wood, active stock picking manager for the ultra-hip ARK Innovation Fund (ARKK), is still a bona fide superstar. At least according to CNBC. Unfortunately, the shine may be coming off the...

Place Your Bets

The Federal Reserve has been the investor’s best friend for a very long time. For 13 years, if stocks fell a mere 10%-15%, the Fed immediately intervened with promises of ultra-low, interest rate stimulus. And when the pandemic crash of 2020 threatened to burst...