2016 thus far…

What a start to 2016! This past month has been an interesting one in the market, to say the least. After a disappointing 2015, the 2016 began with a sharp downward turn in the stock market. The financial headlines, designed to get our attention, are encouraging fear. We have experienced the first correction in years, and…

How Common are Corrections?

We have been talking about a stock market correction for the last year and a half, and here we are in the midst of it. The market is turbulent with major swings taking place daily and intraday. We recognize that market corrections are normal and expected; however, the rapidity of the decline is a bit…

On corrections, blips, and focusing on the long-term

It’s here. Stock market followers have only been talking about the possibility of a stock market correction for the last year to 18 months, and now we are here in correction territory. Volatility has been significant with wild swings taking place intraday. To all of you who are keeping calm and carrying on, we applaud you. It…

On the recent market correction

Last week, the Dow Jones was down 531 points to 16,460 — a 3.12% drop on Friday alone. Having fallen 10% from its high, it is now in “correction” territory as this is the first meaningful drop in 4 years. The other US stock indices have fallen similarly, as have commodity prices and US Treasury…