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Common Cents & The Silver Lining

There is simply no way to sugar coat the first 293 days of 2022 for investors. The S&P 500 is currently down just over 23% year-to-date. The major international stock index, the MSCI EAFE, is down…

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Common Cents & One Week Later

In March 2020, my wife, Margaret, and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and we had planned to celebrate with a vacation to Italy. Needless to say, that trip was postponed – several times. The trip finally…

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Common Cents & Getting Back to Work

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released “The Employment Situation – July 2021.” I won’t mince words, it was a good report, and better than many were expecting after the somewhat disappointing ADP Employment…

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Common Cents & Idled America

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced the US economy created 266K net, new payroll jobs during April 2021. Ordinarily, a number like this would elicit a shrug of the shoulders. It is pretty…

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Common Cents for November 2, 2012

The Employment Situation report is arguably the most important economic release. So, I was surprised when I read an article on Bloomberg this week imploring potential voters to not base their vote for President on this…