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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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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – January 2020

January 1, 2020 |

“Faster than a speeding bullet… more powerful than a locomotive… able to leap tall buildings at a single bound…Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s the 2019 stock market!” What a year for equity investors! 2019 will go down as a banner one, with overall performance not seen since 1997.…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – November 2019

November 6, 2019 |

“You can’t always get what you want… you can’t always get what you want… you can’t always get what you want… but if you try sometimes… well, you might find… you get what you need.”  It’s hard to believe that this Rolling Stones classic from the “Let It Bleed” album is fifty years old. Drummer…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – October 2019

October 1, 2019 |

“Yesterday…all my troubles seemed so far away…now it looks as though they’re here to stay…so now I long for yesterday…” These slightly altered classic Beatles lyrics might just be today’s theme song for the White House. President Trump is now faced with perhaps the most difficult trial of his tumultuous career. The transcript of his…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – September 2019

September 4, 2019 |

“Dear Mr. Fantasy, play us a tune…something to make us all happy…do anything, take us out of this gloom…sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy…” It’s hard to believe that Traffic recorded this song over 50 years ago. It was a combined 1967 effort with Stevie Winwood and Chris Wood writing the music, and…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – August 2019

August 1, 2019 |

“Help me make it through the night…” Kris Kristofferson wrote this country classic around half a century ago… the hit record performance was by Sammi Smith, although it’s been covered many times, including by the powerhouse duo of Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. The song reference for this month’s missive refers to Federal Reserve Chairman…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – July 2019

July 1, 2019 |

“Take it to the limit…one more time…” This month’s lyric is from one of the Eagles’ monstrous hits. It’s got an interesting story behind it since it resulted in bassist Randy Meisner being replaced by Poco’s Timothy B. Schmitt. As you might recall, the end of the song has some incredibly high notes to sing…

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Monthly Market Insights from Bill Schiffman – May 2019

May 30, 2019 |

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign… Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind… Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” The year was 1971, and the little known Canadian group Five Man Electrical Band released their one and only hit. The song was a typical anti-establishment paean, but the chorus lyrics above resonate…

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