About Justin

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Justin has created 83 blog entries.

November Reign

Stocks were down this week in both US and globally. We are seeing a back and forth movement with the price action after a few solid weeks of up movement, so we cannot definitively say that a direction has formed. We have some conflicting trends, with the Sell signal, short-term bottom, and strong seasonality in [...]

2018-11-16T13:58:50+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Financial Advice|

Being Thankful This Year

Thanksgiving is a time to look back at what we have accomplished and to look forward at what is left to do for the year. You may feel as though the year has slipped by and that you don’t have much to be thankful for, but you’d be surprised. Before the turkey hits the table, [...]

2018-11-13T08:44:17+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Financial Advice|

Some of the Above

The markets may be seeing some recovery this week, but there has continued to be a struggle after several weeks of falling prices through the end of the seasonally weaker 6-month period. The seasonality effect of the switch to the stronger period, along with the fourth quarter in the second year of a presidential term, [...]

2018-11-09T13:14:55+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Financial Advice|

6 Early Holiday Shopping Tips

Now that Halloween is over, the Winter holiday shopping rush is beginning. Stores will become more crowded, and the barrage of online deals, emails, ads, and banners may overwhelm. You can get through the season without losing your mind or losing control of your expenses. Here are some ideas to help: 1) Start early: The [...]

2018-11-06T08:40:51+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Financial Advice|

Sixth Gear Shift

There was some recovery this week in both the US and global market as we transitioned into the seasonally stronger 6-month period this week. Volatility may still be on the way up with the midterm elections next Tuesday and the rising probability of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December. We are now in [...]

2018-11-02T14:00:17+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Financial Advice|

What Are You Waiting For?

We all hate standing in long lines or being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, but when it comes to planning for our lives and those of our families, we hesitate. The procrastination mentality sets in, and we put things off until the eleventh hour or even the clock strikes midnight to start the next year. Well, [...]

2018-10-30T09:33:37+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Financial Advice|

A Different Kind of Spook

With less the two weeks until the US midterm election, we are seeing both global and US markets selling off again. Despite fairly strong economic data, we could be seeing consumer confidence in the economy wavering. With interest rates rising and volatility creeping up this week, the correction continues. The larger question here is will [...]

2018-11-06T08:38:55+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Financial Advice|

Some Links on How to Handle Market Volatility and Sell-Offs

Sometimes, we forget that markets can go down as well as up and that it is not always smooth sailing on the path to achieving your financial goals. A similar sell-off with increased volatility took place earlier in the year. Volatility continues to creep back into the markets, and it can oftentimes make people focus [...]

2018-11-06T08:39:03+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Financial Advice|

Shock Therapy

Today marks the 31st anniversary of the crash of 1987. Is that history going to repeat itself? We are seeing a correction that may have further to go, but the markets are digesting the trading this week to figure out if the worst is over or if there could be a longer bear market forming. [...]

2018-11-06T08:39:12+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Financial Advice|

Don’t Get Spooked By The Headlines

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” – Dr. Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate in Physics With Halloween coming up, it seems appropriate to talk about what scares us. If you look at the news headlines, then you see a lot of gloom and doom scenarios, [...]

2018-11-06T08:39:19+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Financial Advice|