The Difficulty in Market Timing

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We live in uncertain times.  Domestically, we are confronted with a divided Congress, impeachment of our President, an annual deficit that is now greater than $1 trillion and a national debt that has topped $23 trillion.  Overseas, we are engaged in a trade war with China, we are under a constant nuclear threat with Russia, … Continued

The Next Recession?

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One of the few things that investors can absolutely count on is that there will be a next recession.  Currently, recession talk has completely taken over the discussion on Wall Street and CNBC.  Economists and other prognosticators seem to be constantly competing with each other to be the first to predict the next downturn in … Continued

The Trend is Your Friend

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“The trend is your friend” is one of Wall Street’s best-known sayings, although the message is incomplete.  A more accurate version would be, “The trend is your friend, until the end, when it bends.” If you are market timing, which we do not recommend, the trick to investing is to be patient through small fluctuations … Continued

TMI

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Investors may want to consider the affect of too much information (TMI) on investment decisions.  With CNBC broadcasting more than 12 hours every business day, it is easy to binge watch an endless flow of “news” which is often only someone’s opinion and frequently almost immediately contradicted by another commentator. Over the last several years … Continued

Backseat Driving Your Portfolio

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With many of the world’s stock indices hitting all-time record highs, it comes with no surprise that many investors are wondering if now may be the time to lock in profits, sit on cash and attempt buying into the next market downturn. This is defined as market timing. Sigma’s belief is that it is very … Continued