Mike W

 

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Market Blessings in Disguise

Is anyone else as shocked as I am to note that in a few short days, the first quarter of 2017 will be in the books? Time is flying by, and while I'm not all that certain many...

What’s Detrimental to your Financial Health?

The cloud over the horizon is darker than ever, if you watch the media. The latest headline craze is "Trump Rally Over...." The mantra drones on. But let me be clear and tell you that listening to the...

If I Had A Million

As the Baby Boomer age cohort gets older, more and more folks in amongst that group want to find comfort in knowing their assets will actually produce real revenue to support their lifestyle in later years. And while...

When Fear-Mongering Is Considered Prudence

As the markets have churned over the last week or two, the bears have been quick to jump on every opportunity to play town crier to the short-lived, so-called "Trump Bump." (Hey, I thought we only gave names...

The Bulls Have Left the Building

The 2008/09 period was ugly. Fear skyrocketed; lines formed at banks and waves of capital exited stocks and flooded bonds. In short, there was such a high demand for cash that the US Federal Reserve was forced to...

The Game has Just Begun

Last Friday, right after the good news on the employment numbers arrived, the media spin turned almost immediately negative. And that’s good news. Along with the recent terrible investor sentiment numbers, following just a week of low percentage...

A Distinct Lack of Any Market Euphoria

Forward earnings continue to notch new highs. Now, obviously the press coverage of the Dow Jones has been highlighted. But keep in mind that more than a few of these record highs have been around 14, 11, 21...

Missing Wealth by Planning for a Correction

If you’ve got a long-term view of the markets, and are looking down on them from about 50,000 feet, is the current market activity really that much of a surprise? It’s certainly confusing the investor herd, the experts,...

The World of Uncertainty

Yep, this is one of those times when that feeling in your gut starts to get heavy – like standing way out over your skis before you plunge down a sheer snowy mountain face. I call it altitude...

Market Fear Has Always Been Expensive

Where to begin in this sea of confusion? Could things actually be going well? Have we forgotten what a wave of growth looked like? It seems that this old-aged bull market is headed on yet another long leg...