Domestic and Foreign Events Are Tying the Fed’s Hands

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Despite apparent emerging strength in the U.S. economy, the Fed is faced with serious consequences, if it moves toward a reduction of policy ease. Those consequences include: • A potential violent market reaction;            • the quashing of the nascent private sector animal spirits;            • the short-term negative consequences of a stronger dollar […]

Taking in those ‘ah-ha’ moments, then and now

Everyone has “ah-ha” moments, when something that was murky in one’s mind becomes crystal clear. It could be about a relationship or a career changing event. When such moments occur, things are never the same. Recent ‘ah-ha’ moments In the first few years of this century, when home prices were rapidly rising, few recognized that […]

The age-old challenge: Buy low or sell high?

Buy low; sell high. Sounds simple, but easier said than done. Because of “fear,” when assets are “on sale,” few investors buy, thinking that asset prices can still go lower. It is a fact that only a handful of investors actually buy at the low or sell at the high. The odds of you being […]