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Stock prices down – should you worry?

Originally published on Reno Gazette’s website http://www.rgj.com/story/money/business/2015/01/07/robert-barone-stock-prices-worry/21424791/ Intellectually, we all know that the equity markets can be volatile. It is a question of whether or not we can control our emotions, especially during market sell-offs. As of last Tuesday, the S&P had fallen for five straight sessions, something we haven’t seen for a year. Some pundits have proclaimed the end of the bull market. Take this with a grain of …Read More

Hedging against oil spikes

The recent turmoil in Iraq has led many people to believe that the price of crude oil could spike and derail the economy. Jay Leno once joked, “There was a sign at the gas station near by my house that said, ‘We take Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express.’ After I filled up, they took my Visa, Master Card, my Discover Card, and my American Express.” The price of …Read More