Archive for August, 2010

A Faltering Economy: Good for Stocks?

By • Aug 24th, 2010 • Category: Jack Bowers, Mutual Funds, Personal Investing, The Economic Scene

Investing in the stock market is always a glass half full/ glass half empty proposition. On any given day you can find basketfuls of reports painting a rosy picture for say, the next six months, and a roughly equal number expressing the opposite opinion. It’s never easy. But rarely have I seen as big a […]

One Stop Shopping for ALL Your Financial Needs!! (Sure)

By • Aug 10th, 2010 • Category: 401K, Mutual Funds, Personal Investing

Specialists are better than generalists.  Almost always. Whether for home repair, medical needs or legal advice, the person or firm that specializes is more likely to give satisfaction than the jack-of-all trades. It’s the same in my profession. Here’s an on-line ad I came across.  I’ve seen similar ads many times, in many places, and […]

Time to Swim Against the Tide?

By • Aug 3rd, 2010 • Category: Mutual Funds, Personal Investing, The Economic Scene

Is now a good time to invest, or a bad time? We’re asked that question just about every day. The truth is, no one knows for sure, but that doesn’t stop the media from inundating us with opinions. Right now, the normal cloud of uncertainty appears even murkier than usual, thanks to all the headlines […]