Blog — stock market RSS


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


Using the Latest Stock Market News!

Today, our society benefits and suffers from an information surplus. Some information is valuable and helpful; some information is harmful. A young farming couple came to see me (I think of age 55 as young!) for guidance on how to improve their financial situation. They had taken my retirement planning class at the local community...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Permanently Partially Distracted

Our world today is permanently partially distracted. This is true of most everyone who has a mobile phone with apps, text messaging, email, and social media connects. With so many conversations and contacts, it’s like having hundreds of balls in the air at one time. It’s a barrier to concentration and focus. It’s the urgent...

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