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Viewing posts from August, 2015

August 25, 2015

Perspectives on Market Volatility

In recent weeks, and in recent days in particular, stocks around the world have fallen sharply.  The S&P 500 Index was down 3.94% today and is now down 11% from its May 21 all-time high close of 2130.82.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen to an 18-month low.

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August 13, 2015

Investing Mid-Quarter Update

Often the summer can be a lazy time for the markets, with many executives and traders on vacation around the world.  Not this year.  There’s a lot going on in the summer of 2015.

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August 9, 2015

How Investing Is Like Tennis

I have been an avid tennis player since childhood. After time off due to an injury, I am ready to get back to playing tournaments very soon. My kids are also starting to play competitively, and that has got me thinking a lot more about tennis these days—and about the parallels between successful tennis and successful investing. 

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