Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Suffice it to say, it has been yet another intense week in the news cycle. I am old enough to remember when the financial media was up in arms as to whether or not we were going to war with North Korea (i.e. last week); this week, it was the […]
The Dividend Café
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, We devote nearly the entire Dividend Café this week to a discussion of this market, and the great discussion dominating break rooms, hotel bars, and maybe your dining room as to when markets may break. The intensified stories this week around North Korea should presumably have better armed those that […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, The month of August has done some crazy things over the years in the markets (of course, truth be told, that can be said of any calendar month). In 2011 we saw a massive Europe-driven drop in the stock market that waited until October to begin recovering. In 2015 we […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, It has been an overwhelming week in terms of market action, as earnings season hits its crescendo, and analyst calls are aplenty. Outside of the individual stock results and outlooks that matter so much to investors, the political scene continues to require appropriate comprehension, and there has been no shortage […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Earnings season is off and with it a refreshing focus on company results vs. Washington D.C. dysfunction or central banks. Heaven forbid, though, that just because we had a plethora of companies we own report their results this week, that we should be spared more headlines from the nation’s capital, […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, I re-read the Dividend Café this week after its drafting was complete, and I decided that (unintentionally) it was a bit more cerebral than it often is. Topics like the ones covered below invite certain buzz words and concepts that may seem advanced, but really I believe are presented this […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, This week’s Dividend Café is as devoted to summarizing and analyzing market action from the first half of 2017 as could be expected, but there are some topical intrusions that warrant attention – namely, this mad man in North Korea and what their perpetual nuisances represent in terms of geopolitical […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends – Near the end of this week’s Dividend Café you will see our most recent updated analysis of various indicators about the dreaded “bear market territory,” and you can determine for yourself what the data appears to be suggesting. We think this week’s issue covers the gamut of truly pertinent […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, It was not an especially significant week in the stock market, but it was quite an eventful week in the oil markets. We spend a lot of time in this week’s video addressing that subject. And in our written Dividend Café we not only cover the right posture to take towards […]
Dear Valued Clients and Friends, Some modest downside volatility came to markets Thursday, but the real news story of the week was the simply unfathomable attack in our nation’s capital city (where I happen to be right now at a speaking engagement). The fact that the attack did not turn into something much worse is […]
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