Archive for January 2008

Major World-Wide Sell-Off

January 21, 2008

Stock markets around the globe sold off today and the current futures for the United States markets are pointing to a replay here tomorrow.  Perception has become reality for the world markets.  Investors can expect tremendous volatility over the next several months.  If your portfolio is positioned in quality value dividend paying securities weathering this current storm will not be a problem and could turn in to an enormous opportunity.  If your investments have a short term time frame, being 18 months or less we strongly suggest being in cash.  (That should always be the case irregardless of market conditions.)  An interesting fact is that once the “recession” is finally declared markets should start recouping losses. 

From the Washington Post… 

Conventional wisdom is that stock prices drop as well. Stocks usually drop before a recession, something that may be happening now. However, the market tends to look ahead and starts to respond favorably to the expected end of a recession long before it occurs. Influential economist Donald Luskin of Trend Macrolytics recently ran the numbers and found that stocks have produced an average return of 12.1 percent in post-World War II recessions. This is only slightly below the average return outside recessions.

If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact us as soon as possible.

Some articles of note…

Don’t Feed the Bears

Navigating Financial Storms and Corrections

Financial Planning Reality


Where Your Tax Dollars Go

January 15, 2008

Check out this fantastic website that tracks the mighty Blob we call the federal government.

Click Here

Also check out one of my old pieces on the ever expanding size of the government.

Click Here

Happy and Blessed New Year

January 2, 2008

Everyone at The Watchdog on Wall Street family would like to wish our readers and listeners all the best this New Year!  I apologize for the lack of posts over the past couple of months, but I have picked up a daily radio show on the west coast of Florida, plus I have been guest hosting several national shows. 


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