category archives: 1970s Bear Market

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A Reprieve from Misguided Recklessness

  • Written by David
  • August 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm
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More thought provoking work from John Hussman Ph.D. All text below from article. Bolded text by DGWA. Click for full article here. Valuation Review There are certainly alternative methods of valuation embraced by Wall Street analysts. In particular, many analysts view the market as “cheap” based on forward operating earnings, without any consideration for the [...]

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Managed Futures in the Portfolio; Why and Why Now?

  • Written by David
  • June 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm
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For some time I have been monitoring/researching additional ways to increase client return, while not subjecting their portfolios to undo downside market risk; and the world seems to just get more risky hour by hour. Non-the-less, years ago I was attracted to a certain financial Strategist firm for their prescient ability to include inverse assets [...]

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Managing Your Investments in these Economic Times; Five Key Points, a Detailed Look

  • Written by David
  • January 8, 2009 at 10:40 am
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In these economic times, investors are challenged to believe that they are still on the right track for investing. Quite simply, this global economic crisis has had the ability to shake one’s confidence in their investment strategy. Given the magnitude of global news headlines and market behavior, it is easy to believe one is not [...]

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Stock Markets Rally Before Economic News turns Positive, Part One

  • Written by David
  • October 27, 2008 at 8:26 am
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As I alluded to in a previous blog posting, stock markets will rally well in advance of positive economic news being reported. This seems counter-intuitive Dave? Let us remember, that stock markets are what we say ‘discounting mechanisms’. This is to say, markets are looking forward in order to set current valuations. Therefore, the low [...]

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Bold ideas for solving America’s financial mess

  • Written by David
  • September 30, 2008 at 7:24 am
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Below I highlight an article from the Economist Magazine dated September 18, 2008, title Beyond crisis management. The article centers around a study done by two economists from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) examining financial crisis around the globe from 1970 to 2007. Guess what? The process that our legislative and executive branches are going [...]

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This Too Shall Pass, Major Financial Shocks and Market Recoveries, 1970-2008

  • Written by David
  • September 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm
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As a result of today’s (9/29/08) collapse in the markets due to the inability of Congress to pass a ‘bailout’ package, an 18 page white paper was produced by Genworth Financial to study previous financial shocks and the ensuing recoveries over the past thirty eight years. click here for 18 page report A Review of [...]

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