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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – December 2021

 “It’s déjà vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra     The emergence of the Omicron COVID variant has Wall Street on edge just as hopes for normalcy were taking shape. We’ve been watching this movie off and on for the last 22 months, and we’re all more than tired of it. Some of us have gotten…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – November 2021

 “Trick or treat?” Halloween is this weekend, and the dentistry profession is gearing up for its busy season. Children of all ages will be donning costumes and accumulating toothsome sweet delicacies. It’s honestly a terrific holiday as normal boundaries are lifted. Folks can assume the identity of someone (or something) that they’ve longed to be.  …

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – October 2021

 IRONY – noun – the use of words to express something other than and especially opposite of the literal meaning. (Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary). As I predicted last month, September 2021 turned out to be the worst month for stocks since – wait for the reveal –September 2020. Lots of factors other than historical seasonality played a role…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – September 2021

“Must be the season of the witch…” This line comes from a brooding song written and sung by Donovan in 1966. It’s also an apt description of the historical September-October performance in the stock market. According to Birinyi Associates, volatility generally returns after traders come back to work following the Labor Day holiday. On average,…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – August 2021

 “Ain’t nothing gonna break my stride… nobody gonna slow me down, oh no… I got to keep on movin…”     I can honestly say that I never liked this 1983 mega-hit by Matthew Wilder, but it was catchy if nothing else. It’s also particularly applicable for the stock market these days. July marked the sixth consecutive…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – July 2021

 “Keep on truckin’ baby…” We go back to Motown circa 1973 for this Eddie Kendricks hit, recorded about two years after he left his front man position with The Temptations. The lyrics were catchy in their simplicity and Kendricks’ lilting tenor carried the day. I guess that we can hope that the stock market keeps on truckin’ through the rest of…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – June 2021

“People all over the world… join hands… start a love train, love train…”       We go back almost a half-century for this classic rhythm and blues chestnut. “Love Train” was only one of the smash hits on the 1972 “Backstabber” album by Canton Ohio’s very own O’Jays. I know that my old Philips turntable got worn out…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – May 2021

“Tired of waiting, tired of waiting, tired of waiting for you…” We’re heading way back to 1965 for this great old chestnut from Ray Davies and his vastly underrated band, The Kinks. The British invasion of rock and roll was in full swing, and this song was a smash both here and across the pond.…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – April 2021

  “Well they call me the breeze… I’m just blowin’ down the road…”       This song probably wasn’t the most popular of the innovative catalog of legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, but it’s quite appropriate for the stock market right now. The first quarter of 2021 ended yesterday with the S & P 500 at an all-time high, the Dow Jones Industrials…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – March 2021

“In like a lion, out like a lamb … ”  This old saying generally refers to the weather in March. It infers that February often ends with rain, snow, and cold temperatures that tend to ameliorate as Spring arrives. The adage also could have applied to stock market performance in February. Last month began in a…

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