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Common Cents

Common Cents & Overheated Stocks?

If you are of a certain age, or like listening to the moldy oldie channel, you might recall a song by Herman’s Hermits called “I’m Henery the Eighth, I am.” If so, you know it is…

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Common Cents & Afghanistan

There has been a lot of red ink in the global stock markets over the last five trading sessions. However, no one will remember this week because of what the S&P 500 did or how the…

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Higher Interest Rates: Bonds

  Through dumb luck and sheer happenstance some 30 years ago, I found myself working at a buy-side, bond trading desk in Baltimore. To say I didn’t really know what I was doing would be an…

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Common Cents & The Next Correction

Presumably due to the stock market’s strong performance during these bizarre times, people have increasingly been asking me when ‘we’ are going to have a correction. After all, the market can’t just keep going up forever,…

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Understanding Conservatorships

Written By: Mac Frasier Director of Planning, Advisory Services   As shocking as this maybe I would not consider myself to be someone who is up to date with the latest happenings in pop culture.    However,…

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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 & The Delta Variant

On this week’s Trading Perspectives podcast, Sam Clement and I discussed the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta Variant. Would this lead to another shutdown of local economies and schools? Usher in new…