Wishing you and your family health and happiness this Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.
It’s hard to read the financial news these days without hearing the words “Bear Market”. Technically speaking, a stock is said to be in a bear market if it has dropped 20%. As of September 23, one analysis of the markets showed that 62% of small company stocks, 36% of mid-size company stock and 33% Continue Reading >
Everyone feels some fear, watching the markets tumble so quickly. All of this has been contained in 3 days, hardly enough time to avoid it. So many of you have contacted me with questions, wondering what we might do. Some of you are interested in knowing how to capitalize on the drop and some of Continue Reading >
Everyone seems to agree that the current market environment is frustrating and confusing. The major averages have done nothing and certain industries are losing. Lowry’s Institutional stock market newsletter pointed out on June 26: Frustrating may be an appropriate word to describe the current market environment, given that the DJIA and S&P 500 have spent Continue Reading >
For the last few years we’ve lived in a world of low market volatility and steady gains. Since the fall of 2011 the markets have had no precipitous drops. The reason for this, of course, has been the unprecedented Federal Reserve actions to suppress interest rates and make easy money available. The stock market has Continue Reading >
A Happy Thanksgiving. At Thanksgiving tables this year, many of us probably gave thanks that the bull market still goes on. October’s wild ride seems almost like ancient history as the S&P 500 and major market indexes (Dow and Nasdaq 100) seem to be solidly back in the black. One thing I’m thankful for is Continue Reading >
Welcome to KII’s new website. The biggest difference in the site is the blogging section. It’s my intention to blog regularly, especially if I know that many of you are reading them. Eventually I plan to expand into Twitter and will add a Twitter link. It’s been a roller coaster month with stocks dropping over Continue Reading >
“No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” – Mark Twain An interesting study was done measuring something called the “Congressional Effect”. Two portfolios were compared from 1897 to 2000. They each started with exactly $1.00. One portfolio stayed invested in the Dow Jones average only when Congress was Continue Reading >