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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – September 2020

September 1, 2020 |

“Bull markets begin in pessimism and end in euphoria.” This statement from legendary investor, John Templeton, many decades ago has a ring of potential truism today. August has closed with its best performance since 2000 as upward momentum continued for most sectors. While the news flow for August may have been exhausting (two political conventions, the…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – August 2020

August 4, 2020 |

“Let them eat cake!” Whether or not Marie Antoinette actually said these words in 1789 is historically open to question, although the quote is often attributed to her. 1789 was a year during the reign of her husband, Louis XVI. The French Revolution was in full swing, and there a major famine in the country.…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – July 2020

July 2, 2020 |

“Just the facts ma’am”… these were the signature words of Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday on the 1960’s TV police drama, Dragnet. The role was reprised decades later by Dan Aykroyd in the movie of the same name, but without Webb’s lack of panache. The TV show was remarkable for the fact that Webb…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – June 2020

June 1, 2020 |

“Tryin’ to make it real, compared to what?”  One of the greatest live albums ever recorded was Swiss Movement by Les McCann and Eddie Harris. It was culled from a performance in Montreux, Switzerland in June 1969. Some of the album was instrumental, with hits like “Cold Duck Time”, featuring Harris’ funky tenor saxophone backed…

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The CARES Act – How Latest Legislation May Affect You

May 20, 2020 |

By Bill Schiffman & Rc Arseneau We understand that there is an overwhelming amount of information and emotions that you may be processing right now and have intentionally chosen not to overwhelm you with messages simply for the sake of activity. However, the recently passed CARES Act does include some financial provisions to provide timely…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – May 2020

May 20, 2020 |

“Minute by minute by minute by minute… I’ll be holding on”… a very timely hook/lyric from the Doobie Brothers circa 1978. As an aside, I wasn’t crazy about the addition of new lead singer, Michael McDonald, to the band. They morphed from a fun, entertaining bunch of rock and rollers to a homogenized group tailor made…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – April 2020

April 2, 2020 |

“Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain… we all have sorrow… but if we are wise, we know that there’s always tomorrow… lean on me, when you’re not strong… and I’ll be your friend… I’ll help you carry on… for it won’t be long… ‘til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on…” A rather…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – March 2020

March 20, 2020 |

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change… courage to change the things I can… and wisdom to know the difference… The great American theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr, began using the serenity prayer in his sermons in 1934. It has since been adopted in many forms by various institutions and self-help groups.…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – February 2020 (Update)

February 25, 2020 |

“M-m-m-m-m-m-my Corona!” A little twist on the catchy 1979 song “My Sharona” by one-hit wonders The Knack. Given what the stock market is doing today, it’s a rather obvious choice for this month’s song title. Because many of us are rightfully concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus on our investments, I thought that I’d get…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – February 2020

February 3, 2020 |

“Home is where the hatred is… home is nothing but pain… and it might not be such a bad idea… if I never went home again.” The late Gil Scott-Heron wrote and performed these haunting lyrics in 1971. The song “Home is Where the Hatred Is” has been re-worked by many diverse artists, from Esther…

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