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by Jeff C. Johnson


When Do You Get Back In?

In the last 10 years, the US stock market has increased, somewhere around tripling in value. Except for a speed bump here or there, we have had few reminders of what can happen in extremely difficult years. Someday, perhaps in the coming months or years, we will get the opportunity to relearn what happens in...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Three Clients and the Last Three Months

This year, 2018, hasn’t been a blockbuster year in the markets. After reaching a peak early in the year, the broad US stock market has yet to overtake those highs from seven months ago. Leading indices of American large company stocks, though, are near all-time highs. Some so-called experts are saying the market is due...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Here’s What I’ve Been Reading…

If you’re an investor or stock market follower, you’ve probably been seeing lots of articles, stories, and reports about the length of the present up-leg in stock prices, which began (more or less) in March 2009. Big gains have been made, and many in the media and even professionals are suggesting that action is needed ...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Who’s Going to Wake Me Up?

I could hear laughing when I hit the “accept” button and picked up Tommy’s call on my mobile phone. He said, by way of introduction, “You aren’t going to believe this one! Talking about college life last night, she [his college-bound daughter] asked me, ‘Dad, who’s going to wake me up in the morning!’” Getting...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Is it Worth It?

“Tommy” from my previous post, still stinging from writing his first college tuition check, asked me, “Is this worth it?” He said, “C’mon, what do you think? You know a lot of people and their situations.” You, the reader, might have had the same thoughts. Well, this is a tough one to give a simple...

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