Entries by spowell

SERENITY NOW!! (Insanity later)[i]

July 24, 2017 – DJIA = 21,580 – S&P 500 = 2,472 – Nasdaq = 6,387   SERENITY NOW!! (Insanity later)[i]   For something that comprises so much emotion, the stock market has amazingly ignored the passionate yet venomous division in the United States.  In the midst of name calling, violence, protests, and a prevailing […]

“I Think I Can, I Think I Can…”

Stocks reached a new 2016 high in the first half of last week at 2,120 for the S&P 500.  Traders and strategists agreed the next stop would be a short trip to 2,130 and a new record high.  This would break a 13-month drought without a fresh record close.  However, by week’s end the S&P […]

Too Much of Everything is Just Enough

May 30, 2017 – DJIA = 21,080 – S&P 500 = 6,210 – Nasdaq = 5,805 “Too Much of Everything is Just Enough”[i]   From tulips to technology, investors have a long history of becoming fixated on fads.  Sometimes these trends become so popular that they develop into bubbles.  Of course, Wall Street is happy […]

We’re on the Road to Nowhere

The headlines from a year ago, as usual, covered a wide range of events.  For example, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination just before the governor of Maryland declared a state of emergency in Baltimore as riots began over the death of Freddie Gray. Lighter headlines from a year ago […]