Looking back, looking ahead

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards, observed Soren Kirkegaard, 19th Century Danish philosopher. Therefore, we must examine at least briefly what occurred during 2018 in the worldwide financial markets. As noted in prior columns, probabilities were high that it would produce a stock market [...]

Health-care demand will grow and grow by Ron Finke

Trying to stay fit might be hazardous to one’s health! In late March, trying to perform exercises directed by my trainer, I suffered a complete thickness tear of my left supraspinatus tendon. That is the shoulder muscle that allows us to raise our arms out to the side. The experts [...]

August 8th, 2018|Categories: Economy, Insurance, Personal Finances|

Economy is OK, but nerves are rattled by Ron Finke

I saw recently the Princess Bride movie will be presented this next weekend on Xfinity, Netflix, or some outlet. One of my lifetime favorite movies, it includes a scene in which the hero must transport his love through the Slough of Despond. It is a treacherous place with fire swamps, [...]

July 5th, 2018|Categories: Business, Economy, Government|

Is this bull market about finished? by Ron Finke

Fears of a major trade war are causing another selloff in global markets this week.  China, late on Sunday, said it would increase tariffs on 128 U.S. products in response to U.S. duties on imports of aluminum and steel. President Donald Trump is separately preparing to impose tariffs of more [...]

Aaron Pickert: Many positive factors heading into the new year

Everyone loves a good forecast.  Problem is they are hard to come by -- good forecasts.  Like the broken clock, they are likely to be right twice a day.  In reality, a positive market forecast has about a 70 percent chance of being right on the overall direction.  In most [...]

January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Economy, Stocks|

Ron Finke: Is this a bubble? A closer look.

Through last Friday’s markets close, the stock indexes have already had a great year. Dow, up 26; S&P 500, up 20; NASDAQ 100, up 31 percentages. Yes, we may still be only a Tweet away from disaster, but Mr. Market obviously has liked the change in business climate.   Other [...]

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Business, Economy, News & Events, Stocks|