By Sam Taylor | August 10, 2022
While many investors are familiar with the overused cliché buy low – sell high, very few can practice it consistently and often buy high and sell low. Why is this? When the future looks bright, company share prices typically trade at higher valuations, and investors, believing the status quo will...
By Sam Taylor | July 6, 2022
The May CPI (Consumer Price Index) report released June 10th, deflated expectations that inflation had peaked, revealing price increases not seen since 1981. Year-over-year CPI clocked in at 8.6%, above consensus forecasts, and Core CPI (excluding volatile food and energy) registered 6.0%. Month-...
By Sam Taylor | June 16, 2022
In a span of less than six months, investors have seen the broad equity market (S&P 500) go from an all-time high to a decline of over 20%. For other indexes like the NASDAQ, which is heavily weighted in technology companies, declines have been even greater. More surprisingly to some investors...
By Sam Taylor | May 17, 2022
If there is one constant when it comes to equity investing, it is volatility. Experienced investors know all too well that over the course of their investing career, they will see numerous declines in the value of their holdings. Some of the declines will be modest, drawing scant notice, but others...
By Sam Taylor | May 4, 2022
Investors in fixed-income securities are experiencing disappointing returns lately as interest rates rise in response to 40-year high inflation.  The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) has been behind the eight-ball throughout the pandemic with its overly accommodative monetary...
By Sam Taylor | April 7, 2022
The perennial tug-of-war between bulls and bears took a different turn during 1Q-22 when war broke out in eastern Europe in late February.  Vladimir Putin decided Russia wasn’t large enough and invaded Ukraine, but instead of capitulating, brave Ukrainians dug in to resist Putin’s hostile...

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