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Did October’s volatility keep you up?

Originally published on Reno Gazette Journal’s website http://www.rgj.com/story/money/business/2014/11/02/robert-barone-octobers-volatility-keep/18306213/ In the middle of October, the equity markets became quite volatile, worrying about such things as a growth slowdown in Europe, China and the developed world; the impact of a stronger dollar on multinational corporate earnings; and Ebola, ISIS and other geopolitical issues. The worry was, and still is, that any one of these could have a negative impact on growth in …Read More

Should you buy this market correction?

It appears that the summer has not been kind to the equity markets, and that we have actually been in a “stealth” correction for about 3 months. What should investors do? Is this a correction to flee? Is it already too late? Part of the reason for the acceleration in the heretofore “stealth” correction to the larger-cap equities this past week is a souring of public sentiment over the seeming …Read More