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Happy Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, USA Today published an article looking at the historical returns of the S&P 500 in the days surrounding the holiday.   121 more words

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Turn of the month returns

Probably because people get paid at the end of the month; and many have automated rules to invest a % of their salary.

Stocks: Clear Sailing Into 2015

The bull remains unstoppable. After enduring what was the first measurable decline in nearly two years in September and early October, stocks have recovered impressively to the upside. 69 more words

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A Thanksgiving Gathering: Eat Local, Eat Sustainable, Eat Mindful

For those of you who are following along with my blog, you will know that I do a lot of cooking. I find it’s relaxing and connects me to the root of our hunger. 984 more words


Week End Blog – With Slow Growth, Oil Scares and Currency Wars

The Euro zone only grew 0.2% in the third quarter, and yet this was a positive surprise. And to make clear just how slow growth has been, that same 0.2% was also higher than the average GDP growth in the last ten years of 0.18%. 670 more words


Seasonal Patterns in Financial Markets – An Overview

It’s been almost two weeks since the first of November, traditionally the start of the best period for financial markets. Well, at least for equities it is. 775 more words


Christmas comes early....

My view of the markets these days:

The VIX is back to 13-ish level. That’s still considerably higher than the 10-level we saw in the summer, but BORING compared with the fun and games of October. 88 more words