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Jeff Voudrie’s Weekly Stock Market Commentary – January 7, 2016

Jeff Voudrie’s Weekly Stock Market Commentary – January 7, 2016

Jeff’s Weekly Stock Market Commentary: Looking Back

Happy New Year! 

Most investors will be happy to have 2015 in the rear-view mirror.  The S&P 500 eked out a 1.4% return including dividends. Excluding dividends it was down -0.73%.  A total return of 1.40% for the S&P 500 is the worst annual return since 2008. Overall, that sounds rather tame, but both the stock and bond markets gyrated more in 2015 than they have since 2009.

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Jeff Voudrie’s Weekly Stock Market Commentary – November 11, 2015

Jeff Voudrie’s Weekly Stock Market Commentary – November 11, 2015

Jeff’s Weekly Stock Market Commentary: Secret To Buying Low and Selling High

Everyone wants to sell high and buy low.

The old adage about investing is that you should buy low and sell high. And that is sage advice. The question is how do you put that into practice? This may sound simplistic, but in order to buy low you first have to sell high!

The S&P 500 set all-time highs last July. ALL-TIME.  So, does that mean that you should sell now and move to cash and/or US Treasury bonds and wait for the market to correct?

In 2000, the market hit an all-time high and declined soon after 46%. In hindsight, any time between March and September of 2000 would have been a great time to sell all of your equities and move to cash. Those that did would have maintained their account balance while those that didn’t sell likely saw losses of 46% or more. Those that didn’t sell their stocks and instead held through that crash missed their chance to sell high.

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Jeff Voudrie’s Weekly Stock Market Commentary – Jan. 20, 2015

Jeff Voudrie’s Weekly Stock Market Commentary – Jan. 20, 2015

Trending Indicators

US Stock Market      Trending Down*

Canadian Stk Mkt    Trending Down

 

US Bond Yields                   Yield’s Trending Down

Jeff’s Weekly Stock Market Commentary: Global Market Risk Is Increasing

There have been several events that have occurred in the last days and weeks that, in my opinion, signify that the inherent market risk around the globe is increasing. When a risk manager uses the term ‘risk’, what he or she is really talking about is uncertainty.

 

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