Don’t Look at The Economy Through the Lenses of The Market

My Comments: I’ve written before about how stock and bond values are NOT joined at the hip with the state of the national economy. This essay by Lawrence Fuller suggests how that disconnect may play out for those of us with money invested in the markets. My gut tells me the odds of there being …

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Is Medicare Supplement Insurance Right for You?

My Comments: As someone covered by Medicare for over a decade, I can readily attest to its validity as a health insurance mechanism. Despite my being licensed as a Florida insurance agent, this post is not intended to support any specific Medicare supplement insurance company. You don’t need me for that.   What I’ve posted …

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What The Inflation Reduction Act Means for Drug Prices

My Comments: My wife and I are “elderly” and both of us take a significant number of prescribed medications every day. Fortunately, mine fall into the generic category and my co-pays are relatively insignificant. However, my wife has diabetes, and the annual cost of insulin is essentially through the roof. Her co-pays are significant for …

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Wall Street & Main Street Cheer Lower Oil Prices, But…

My Comments: My post yesterday was to suggest the S&P 500 was headed lower over the next few months. What appears here tends to support that premise. If you’re looking for reasons to be very cautious with your money these days, this might convince you. by David H. Lerner \ 21 AUG 22 \ https://tinyurl.com/2p8wy6hj

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The SP500 May Soon Be Handed a Harsh Dose of Reality

My Comments: If you’ve been aware of stock and bond market trends for any length of time, you’ve very aware there are those who believe one thing and others who believe the exact opposite. Apart from this confirming NO ONE KNOWS what’s going to happen next, my personal expectation is potentially confirmed by the comments …

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Five Important Conversations About Retirement

My Comments: There’s a lot of stress in the news these days and all of you are exposed to it. I’d like to think some of it will be at least temporarily resolved by November when the mid-term elections are behind us. But my focus professionally is about money and how to manage it and …

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The Ballooning of Inflation

My Comments: Today’s featured article includes this sentence: “The Era of Cheap Money is OVER!”.  My interpretation is that interest rates will continue to increase, thanks in part to the Federal Reserve, and that our money, used to sustain our lives in today’s society, will continue to shrink in value compared to what it is …

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If It Looks Like a Duck, And Quacks Like a Duck…

Is it really a duck? For most of us, articles that speak to the state of the economy are gibberish, since they always include terminology and concepts foreign to someone without a background in economics. But if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, should be assume it really is a duck? …

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I served in Afghanistan as a US Marine, twice. Here’s the truth in two sentences.

My Comments: My Army draft physical was in 1960 and resulted in a 1Y Classification so the words spoken above are NOT my words. However, I came across the following as something I saved. Almost a full year has now passed, and Afghanistan has more or less disappeared from our everyday awareness. What follows here …

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The S&P 500 May Be Near the Most Dangerous Phase of The Bear Market

My Comments: Is it? Time alone will tell, but I’m doing my best to sit this one out. My best guess, like yours, will be either good or bad, depending on how the next few months play out. by Mott Capital Mgt. \ 7 AUG 2022 \ https://tinyurl.com/2q988542 History can act as a guide, not …

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