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One of the critical skills for any investor, or anyone in finance, is to comprehend momentum. Where the markets are headed, in simplest terms, you don't want to be bullish stocks are headed down (a bear market). And you don't want to be short when s…

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Speaking before the United Nations last Wednesday, President Biden referred to the Ukraine War as brutal and senseless. More than a few investors might have thought he was referring to the stock market, which has seen its worst performance in years.…

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Speaking before the United Nations last Wednesday, President Biden referred to the Ukraine War as brutal and senseless. More than a few investors might have thought he was referring to the stock market, which has seen its worst performance in years.…

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I grew up in Santa Barbara, California. A town with a rich Hispanic heritage that goes back to its discovery by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in the 16th century. So for birthdays, we adopted the Mexican tradition of the Pinata. We hung paper-mache toys a…

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At 2 o'clock this afternoon, eastern time, the Federal Reserve will announce its latest move in interest rates. Their objective is to curb this runaway inflation that we're experiencing. So, what is inflation? How will raising interest rates help st…

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Sept. 19, 2022

The Wrong-Way White House

The year was 1929, and the place was the Rose Bowl. The two best teams in college football met in an epic contest. It was the Golden Bears of the University of California versus the Rambling Wrecks from Georgia Tech.    Tech was driving …

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Imagine if leaders representing nearly half the world's population were to meet, and it didn't make the nightly news. Very little has been reported in the Western Press about the latest meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which met thi…

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What you saw yesterday in the Stock Market was the growing frustration that Washington has no answers to address Inflation. As Zero Hedge headlined: this was the 27 month in a row that Inflation was higher than the month before. For many on Wall Str…

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Every major financial crisis is a result of excess. Today we recognize this phenomenon as mass psychology, the crowd’s actions as they take things to the extreme. For instance, we can see this out-of-control action at an auction when two bidde…

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Sept. 12, 2022

Inflation Is Gas Powered

Throughout the country this week, the focus will be on the latest release of the Consumer Price Index, our most widely viewed measure of Inflation. Wall Street believes we will get some relief from the record high Inflation earlier this year. But th…

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