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“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – Warren Buffett Legend states unequivocally that “earnings drive stock prices.” The implication: higher earnings portend higher stock prices and lower earnings just the opposite. If earnings are lower than last year, you sell. If earnings are higher, you buy. Simple and […]

This Needs to STOP!

*Ed Dempsey and Charlie Bilello will be doing a live market review webinar Tuesday, July 26th at 4:15 PM EST (click here to register) *Beta Rotation Index remains in offense mode (click here for why this matters) *Follow us on our Facebook page (click here to visit). “The only thing we have to fear is […]

The Slope of False Hope

“Whether a stock or index is trading above or below its moving average means absolutely nothing. Focus instead on the slope of that average. That is what works in markets.” – Trading Folklore Strong opinions, strongly held. Without any basis in evidence or fact. Unfortunately, that’s how much the investment pundit industry operates, giving false […]

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha There is no doubt that there is a retirement crisis in America, but the fix isn’t the Dow hitting 150,000.  The fix is you. Indulge me for a moment.  I’ve presented to thousands of financial advisors and individual investors over […]

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Never Short A Dull Market?

“Never short a dull market.” – Old trading adage The stock market has become unquestionably dull in recent days. Volumes are down and volatility, as measured by the VIX Index, has plummeted. In the past 4 weeks, this index has declined by over 55%, the largest 4-week decline in history. At under 12, the VIX […]