Long Awaited Correction has Begun

Long Awaited Correction has Begun

Today’s market reversal was a change in character we haven’t seen in quite some time. We opened with a sizable gap higher and very quickly saw selling come in and take over. While the frenzied action has had me on guard and more concerned of late, this...
Intel, an overnight success….2 years in the making.

Intel, an overnight success….2 years in the making.

Intel was the best performing Dow stock during October helping to propel the index to a 4% return during the month.* Due to an exceptional quarterly report, the company has garnered new love from Wall Street with many analysts jumping aboard the bull train and...
KTRS Pension Changes and Their Impact

KTRS Pension Changes and Their Impact

By now, almost everyone in the state of Kentucky has likely heard that changes are in store for the state’s struggling pension system. One of the pensions heavily affected by these changes is the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System (KTRS). When Governor Matt Bevin...
5 Kentucky State Pension Facts

5 Kentucky State Pension Facts

On our recent show, we reviewed the perilous state of pensions today, especially those right here in Kentucky. The Kentucky Retirement System (KRS) provides retirement benefits for a wide array of state employees. Many of these individuals are relying on their pension...
IRA vs Roth IRA

IRA vs Roth IRA

The question of whether to use a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA is sometimes spoken of with a level of mystique behind the forces at work for each option. The fact is, the benefits of each of these plans is quite straightforward. However, the long-term effect of those...
Five US Debt Misconceptions

Five US Debt Misconceptions

The National debt is rarely a riveting topic that one looks forward to as part of, say, your average dinner table conversation. When the topic comes up it seems to stir the passions of even the most typically genial conversationalist. However, many of the ideas we...
Equifax Hack & Cyber Security

Equifax Hack & Cyber Security

Odds are that by now many of you have checked your personal information on the Equifax website to see if in fact you’ve been impacted by the recent hack. Odds also favor that the information you received said you were. I too followed this protocol and learned I was...
A Lopsided Index

A Lopsided Index

Over the last few years the popularity of index / passive investing has absolutely exploded. It is hard to argue with the data which clearly shows how active management has failed to keep pace with a simple broad market, non-managed basket of stocks such as the...
Steel is for Real

Steel is for Real

All around us trends are developing. By the time the general public learns of a trend, more often than not, it is in the later stages and close to its conclusion. I have spent over 20 years attempting to identify trends early, particularly in the stock market. Over...
Pre-Market Morning Thoughts on Missile Launch

Pre-Market Morning Thoughts on Missile Launch

August 29, 2017 – 05:30 It only took a few minutes after the launch of yesterday’s missile over Japan by N. Korea for the news to flow through the interwebs. I was sitting in a parent meeting for my child’s school when my phone started to buzz and I received the...