Dollars & Sense

Financially Speaking

Recession(s)

“So, I went back and made the calculations, and the return on stocks from February the 1st of 2020 (just days before the pandemic started) to the end of this dismal September (a few weeks ago)…stocks were up a total of 14%. Yes, in spite of all of that – stocks are still up. – BARRY M. CORKERN

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Recession(s)

“So, I went back and made the calculations, and the return on stocks from February the 1st of 2020 (just days before the pandemic started) to the end of this dismal September (a few weeks ago)…stocks were up a total of 14%. Yes, in spite of all of that – stocks are still up. – BARRY M. CORKERN

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Bear Markets

“Part of what makes bear markets so unbearable is that no one, absolutely nobody, knows when they’re going to end. But, that doesn’t keep the talking heads on financial news from telling, explaining, exhorting: measures, hunches, folklore; purporting when stocks will finally stop falling. – BARRY M. CORKERN

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Processing the Current Economy

“Sometimes it takes awhile to wade through all of the financial information, to get a grasp of what is going on. The past four months has been one of those times; an extraordinary time.” – BARRY M. CORKERN

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Patience

“I think eventually the market will kind of focus on where we are with the economy. We've got good numbers this week. We're going to see the Fed...

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Behavioral Economics

“In the 1980s we saw the emergence of behavioral economics. This body of research was conducted by psychiatrists and economists. It's really good...

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Celebrating 40 Years!

“My last comment for you is that as we enter the 40th year of being in business, I am so excited -- for many of you have sent notes and cards. I am...

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Thanksgiving

“Well, it's Thanksgiving. Thanks and giving. I want to thank you for the opportunity to work for you. It is a privilege and an honor to do so. I...

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Too Many Choices

I buy my groceries at Kroger.  Often times I drive directly in front of the store on the way home from work.  So it’s not unusual to get a message...

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Inflation

“[And] during the month of September, if you ‘opened your account statement, you could see that stocks were down for the first time in 7 months....

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Market Changes

“At the beginning of the year, I told you that | expected stocks to outperform bonds and have an extraordinary year. At the end of August, the...

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