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Apparently, the Rest of the World Does Matter

Wow! What a week – talk about volatility! On Sunday, the “Xoi” (No) vote from the Greek referendum apparently hardened the Greek government’s negotiating line; There was an intensification of the meltdown on the Shanghai equity market Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; There was a 3 hour trading halt at the NYSE on Wednesday; Then there was a rebound of more than 10% on the Shanghai on Thursday and Friday; And …Read More

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