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Category Archives: Investments

The Muni Opinion

Since we devoted the last couple of Muni Opinions to discussing nitty-gritty credit concerns in the muni market, this month we decided ……

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Mr. Gross Goes to Washington

I’ve had a lot of high perspiration “Right Guard” moments in my life, although I futilely try to live by Gillette’s 1984 advertisement of “never let ‘em see you sweat.” External composure during times when others around you are losing theirs is a quality that leaders are presumed to require, so I walk like a man and talk like a man, while all the while a little boy inside me is screaming, “Run!” The only time ……


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Extending the Extended Period?

Although there are several notable economic reports due out this week, including the first look at real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first quarter of 2010, market participants are likely to be focused on……

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Eliminate Debt and Save Money? It’s All About Getting a Plan

With widespread concern about the value of homes, rising health care costs and the general outlook for the economy, now more than ever, Americans need to set a new course with regard to managing their household finances.


What Is Momentum Investing?

Most stocks make some kind of decisive move every year. This move, according to the philosophy behind momentum investing, follows the 80-20 adage: The stocks exhibit about 80% of their movement over 20% of the time. There are always those high flyers that seem to have 1 to 2 years of hyper-performance, but, generally speaking, most stocks have a “burst” of movement during a relatively short period. Fortunately for investors, different stocks seem to move at different times.


Keep Investing: Bad Markets are Better for Investors

There are some very basic things about investing that few people ever seem to fully grasp.  The most obvious is that investing at low prices is better than investing at high prices.  I should be able to end this piece here and let you figure out the implications, but since they seem so little understood I feel compelled to explain some.


Raging Bull

LPL’s Newest Raging Bull on equity market trends. To see this article, please click on the link below:


Long-Term Strategies for Managing Volatility

When the stock market exhibits more than the usual short-term ups and downs, investors’ thoughts typically turn to managing risk.  Although it is usually not desirable to eliminate risk, there are strategies that may help to manage the volatility of your portfolio.  A diversified investment mix, a focus on large cap growth stocks, and exposure to active portfolio managers may all help you deal with greater market volatility.


LPL’s Lincoln Anderson Market Update

I am happy to report that, in my opinion, the mountain of a problem that sub prime mortgages supposedly represented did turn out to be more like a molehill.  Yet again, the media blew a smallish problem for the economy and financial markets way out of proportion.  And financial markets have largely recovered from the scare. Broad equity indexes like the Dow, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ have completely recovered from the trough hit in mid-August.