The Rise in Stock Prices is Put on Hold in Light of Concerns Regarding Future Economic Growth.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

Just when it seemed safe to relax about the global economic outlook, along come two jarring economic reports. One shows Europe sinking deeper into recession, which is no surprise. The other shows China slowing sharply, which also isn’t a surprise except that it shows outright … Read More »


Can the Stock Market Continue It’s 2012 Run?

Posted by Mark Pettinga

The investment business traffics in too many pat stories and unexamined assertions. Note all the spreadsheet-enabled dividend-discount models purporting to arrive at the perfect price for a stock, inter-market relationships held to be as inexorable as celestial movements, “important” technical-index levels taken two places beyond … Read More »


March Madness is Here.

Posted by Mark Pettinga

March madness is here a little early this year. And it’s no longer confined to the great game of hoops. Like basketball itself, which inspired the label, the condition has spread to the far corners of the earth and its bizarre symptoms are visible across … Read More »