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How Will Stocks Vote?

With the presidential election coming up in November, many investors may view the outcome of the vote to be a momentous occasion that could affect the course of the stock market. Our view is that…

How Risky are Stocks Today?

How risky are stocks today? How likely are investors to lose money if they hold for longer time periods, like three or ten years? We believe that valuations may help investors to assess that risk.…

Think Twice Before Turning to Dividend Strategies

Year-to-date large cap exchange traded funds focused on dividend paying stocks have lagged their total return counterpart, the S&P 500. During periods of uncertainty and high volatility people tend to focus on dividends because they're…

“Citigroup” – What’s in a Name?

Investors appear to be punishing stocks that played inauspicious roles in the credit crisis of 2008. One stock in particular, Citigroup, stands out as a world class bank with a global presence and a strong…

Investors are Their Own Worst Enemy

When market conditions generate extreme levels of optimism or pessimism, behavioral market timing mistakes are amplified. Investor confidence tends to rise after stocks do well, reinforcing the behavior to buy stocks when they are expensive.…

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