Some Common Cents for November 4th, 2016

November 7, 2016, by John Norris

This week, a client told me my recent newsletters have taken the tone of a frustrated poet. I laughed and told them there was an element of truth to that. After all, the markets seem to be paying attention to only two things at present: 1) the Federal Reserve, and; 2) the Presidential election. How much more insight can any one individual provide over the reams of paper commentators, including yours truly, have already devoted...

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Some Common Cents for July 1st 2016

July 1, 2016, by John Norris

I suppose it would be appropriate to write about what I learned from the fallout due to last week’s referendum on the European Union in Britain, the Brexit. Here goes: British political leaders resign when things don’t go their way. That about sums it up. Other than that, it is hard to glean too much insight other than the world doesn’t seem to think the long-term economic impact is meaningful, at least as I type. After...

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Some Common Cents for March 11th 2016

March 14, 2016, by John Norris

Now that cooler heads have prevailed in the markets, the news, if you want to call it that, has shifted decidedly towards the Presidential campaigns. Although Bernie Sanders has performed better than most people would have dared imagine this time last year, he is poised for a brutal beating on March 15. So much so, he will likely throw in the proverbial towel the next day. Things on the Republican side are a little different....

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