By Sam Taylor | January 5, 2023
December closed the books on a disappointing year for investors. The continuing COVID-19 pandemic, 40-year-high inflation, supply shortages, rapidly rising interest rates, war in Ukraine, and a meltdown of cryptocurrencies took their toll across the board. Equities staged numerous short-lived...
By Sam Taylor | December 1, 2022
The $32 billion bankruptcy of crypto exchange FTX and its trading arm Alameda Research is yet another example of the risks associated with investing in unregulated and unproven markets. FTX is the latest on a growing list of failed crypto associated firms and products. The crypto universe, once...
By Sam Taylor | November 8, 2022
Last week the Federal Reserve hiked the fed funds rate by another 0.75% marking the sixth increase this year and the fourth consecutive three-quarter point increase. The fed funds target range, which in January was 0.00% - 0.25% now sits at 3.75% – 4.00%. The pace and size of these rate increases...
By Sam Taylor | October 3, 2022
The recurring theme throughout 2022 continues to be runaway inflation and the Federal Reserve’s inability to contain it. In late June equities staged a rally and interest rates fell on the assumption that inflation had peaked. Then came the July and August CPI (Consumer Price Index) reports. Both...
By Sam Taylor | September 2, 2022
A few years ago, my wife tired of waiting for me to help her load a heavy ice chest and took matters into her own hands, much to her regret. You can guess how that turned out as she immediately felt a sharp pain in her lower back. After self-medicating for months and with little sleep, she sought...
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...

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