Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 18, 2017)

Market Analysis The major U.S. indices continued setting new all-time highs throughout this past week with the S&P 500 ending the week up 1.5% from last week’s close. Fueling this rally are the expectations of investors for possible changes to the U.S. corporate tax code and the regulatory environment. With 75% of S&P 500 companies…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 11, 2017)

Market Analysis The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes all closed at record highs on Friday, gaining about 1% for the week.  Much of the rally was propelled by President Trump’s statement on Thursday that there would be an announcement regarding “big league” tax reform within the next few weeks.  Lower taxes,…

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Trade Adjustment – GDXJ

One of the most important lessons that I have learned about trading, albeit the hard way, is that you must follow your trading plan. Many traders know when to exit a profitable trade. Unfortunately, far too many traders do not have a plan for exiting a losing trade. When to exit a trade, whether it…

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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (May 28, 2016)

Stocks rallied this week as the market digested the possibility of a rate hike in June or July. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Friday, “It’s appropriate, and I’ve said this in the past I think, for the Fed to gradually and cautiously increase our overnight interest rate over time, and probably in the coming months…

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Monthly Portfolio Analysis (January 30, 2016)

Faithful blog readers may be wondering why I posted so little this month. Many readers may know that I am also a commercial pilot. I recently was offered the opportunity to assist our local community college in establishing an FAA-approved Part 141 flight school. This has been a monumental task and has commanded virtually all…

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