Would You Fly Overseas Without a Pilot?!

I was having a great discussion with a new client this week who is very inquisitive, intelligent, and had a lot of wonderful questions.  At one point, we were talking about the many different types of firms one can hire to manage their retirement planning and...

Coach’s Corner-“Get Familiar”

Have you ever soaked in a hot tub for a little while and then jumped into a pool?  The pool water feels even colder than it normally would, doesn’t it?  That’s because you’ve been sitting in warm water long enough for your body to adapt to the temperature and it...

The Most Important Chart Today

At this point in the year, the volume on the exchanges goes down, traders go on vacation, and we’ll spend the next five months in the “Seasonally Weak” months of the year.  Normally, these summer doldrums cause tepid performance in the markets, but that’s just not...

Stock Market BREAKOUT!

The stock market as defined by the S&P 500 has been trading sideways in a descending pattern since the beginning of this year.  What’s interesting is that, in most situations like this, the pattern breaks down, not up.  In other words, whenever a...