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Too Fast, Too Furious – Hedging For A Short-Term Correction 11-15-19

The “QE, Not QE” Rally Is ON Too Fast, Too Furious Why We Are Hedging New: Financial Planning Corner Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha The “QE, Not QE” Rally Is On Last week, we discussed the “QE, Not QE” rally: “Just recently, we released a study for our RIAPro Subscribers (30-Day Free Trial) on historical QE programs and what sectors,  markets, and commodities perform best. (If you subscribe for a 30-day...

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Technically Speaking: A Correction Is Coming, Just Don’t Tell The Bulls…Yet.

In this past weekend’s newsletter, I discussed the rather severe extensions of the market above both the longer-term bullish trend and the 200-dma. To wit: “Currently, it will likely pay to remain patient as we head into the end of the year. With a big chunk of earnings season now behind us, and economic data looking weak heading into Q4, the market has gotten a bit ahead of itself over the last few weeks. On a short-term basis, the market is now more than 6% above its 200-dma. These more...

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The QE Rally Is On – How To Play It & What Happens Next 11-08-19

The “QE, Not QE” Rally Is ON How To Play It What Happens Next Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha The “QE, Not QE” Rally Is On Just recently, we released a study for our RIAPro Subscribers (30-Day Free Trial) on historical QE programs and what sectors,  markets, and commodities perform best. (If you subscribe for a 30-day Free Trail you can read the entire report “An Investor’s Guide To QE-4.”) “On October 9,...

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10 Financial Planning Rules You Shouldn’t Ignore.

Financial planning is misunderstood. Ask consumers or brokers what financial planning means to them and the conversation steers toward the portfolio or a pitch for investment and insurance products. “I asked for a financial plan –  he gave me a brochure about long-term care insurance.” – Anonymous. So, you’re considering holistic financial planning? I commend you.  Here Are The 10-Rules Rule #1 – Take a holistic approach to every financial decision. Money doesn’t exist in a vacuum; money is...

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Fed Gives Up On Inflation, Welcome To The U.S. of Japan 11-01-19

Retest Confirms Bullish Breakout Fed Gives Up On Inflation Welcome To The U.S. of Japan Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha Retest Confirms Bullish Breakout “If you are a bull, what is there not to love?” That was the message from two weeks ago, and the reasoning behind increasing our equity exposure in portfolios as we head into the end of the year. With the Fed cutting rates on Wednesday, and companies...

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Medicare Advantage? A Couple of Things To Consider

It’s that time of year again. Medicare Open Enrollment season began October 15 and runs through December 7th. If you’re Medicare-eligible or in Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage, I’m confident you’re getting bombarded with advertisements and collateral materials. Remember, this is the annual opportunity to review your Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug D plans to make certain costs and benefits still meet your personal needs. By now, recipients should have received Evidence of...

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The Fed’s “Not QE” And How We Are Playing It 10-25-19

Market Review & Update Playing The Fed’s QE Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha Market Review & Update “If you are a bull, what is there not to love?” That was the message from last week, as we discussed the reasoning for our increase of equity exposure in portfolios on an opportunistic basis. Of course, besides the fact we are moving into the seasonally strong period of the year, the primary reasons...

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Technically Speaking: It’s Crazy, But We’re Adding Equity Risk

In last week’s update, I discussed the case of why it was “now or never” for the bulls to take control of the market. To wit: The ECB announced more QE The Fed reduced capital requirements and initiated QE The Fed is cutting rates A “Brexit Deal” has been reached. Trump, as expected, caved into China Economic data is improving Stock buybacks If you are a bull, what is there not to love?  Despite a long laundry list of concerns, as stated, we remain equity biased in our portfolio models...

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For The Bulls, It’s Now Or Never 10-18-19

Now Or Never For The Bulls Bearish Case Has Teeth Sector & Market Analysis 401k Plan Manager Follow Us On: Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Sound Cloud, Seeking Alpha It’s Now Or Never For The Bulls In April of this year, I wrote an article discussing the 10-reasons the bull market had ended. “The backdrop of the market currently is vastly different than it was during the ‘taper tantrum’ in 2015-2016, or during the corrections following the end of QE1 and QE2.  In those previous cases, the...

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Beware Of The S&P’s Doji City

In our Saturday post,  Heads Up! Friday’s Rare S&P Shooting Star Candlestick,  we pointed out the S&P500 had formed a rate shooting star Doji candlestick on Friday with price action that had been observed only once since 2010, last Halloween day. Run don’t walk to view the post, here. Halloween 2018 Take a look at last Halloween’s S&P shooting star.  The index consolidated the next few days then gapped up with a nice long green candle, which probably sucked in many traders...

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