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June 6, 2022 - Is the U.S. economy in a recession, or isn’t it?  The S&P 500 is down over 16% from its high in late 2021.  That puts it at roughly the same level as it was back in March or April of 2021.  The losses in some segments could put you back to the level of the Fall of 2020 &n...

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Investors Column

June 6, 2022 - People of different ages make investments for different reasons. During your working years, your goals are to build up your 401k or IRA account and your after-tax account, as has been described in previous Investors Columns (available online). To best accomplish that, any time you...

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Finance – What Is Profit?

May 9, 2022 - Profit – much maligned by Democrats, Leftists generally, Marxists of every ilk as something evil – what is “profit”? Imagine living in a primitive wilderness...

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Investors Column – Review of the Basics

May 9, 2022 - For those who are new to Investors Column, it is intended for people who are not very knowledgeable about investing, and who are perhaps unsure of where to begin.  This month the review getting started as an investor. 401k and IRA  Accoun...

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Finance – How to Cause Inflation

April 11, 2022 - When Donald Trump was President, he reduced taxes and reduced regulations.  He increased the level of economic freedom in America.  The extent of his successes was limited by an uncooperative Congress, but in every way possible (with the exception of tariffs, which predictably had negat...

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Investors Column – Everyone Is Doing It

April 11, 2022 - Until the 1980s, your everyday working-man was only distantly aware of the fluctuations of the stock market.  Fluctuations did not have an impact on his financial situation. Fo...

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Investors Column – Recessions and You

March 21, 2022 - A recession is a “downturn”, “market correction”, or a “bear market” of significant magnitude and duration.  All of these terms refer to a situation where most companies (and thus their stock price) are expected to significantly drop in value....

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Finance – Lies, Worse Lies, and Statistics

March 21, 2022 - You have heard it a thousand times:  “Statistics show ...” – fill in the end of that sentence: that we are due for a recession, or due for an economic boom; that global climate change is occurring; that this group of people is richer than that group; that the President&rsqu...

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Investors Column – Recession … and P/E

February 22, 2022 - Are we in a recession? The S&P 500 peaked at 4818 in late December – early January.  As this is written, it is at 4470.  That is a decline of 7 1/4 percent....

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