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Today, as I write this introduction, Wall Street and Washington are telling investors that things will improve by the end of this year. Fed Governor Laurence Meyers recently assured the financial markets that because...

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In the fall of 1991, three storm fronts were gathering off the North American continent. A cold front was building off the Canadian Shield, a major tempest was forming over the Great Lakes, and a hurricane was...

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The worst is over. The Federal cavalry has arrived. The Fed has lowered interest rates. The President and Congress are going to cut taxes with Greenspan's blessing. The Nasdaq had rebounded. Relief is on the way.

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It is apparent to me that financial storms and perhaps "The Perfect Financial Storm" may be heading towards the US economy. For unseasoned investors, any sort of financial storm - whether a bear market or recession...

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When I sat down to write "Train, Planes & Dot Coms" on January 2nd of this year, I felt the stock market was approaching a peak. With twenty years in the business, I had never witnessed stock market gains...

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The “powers that be” are intervening in just about every market. The Plunge Protection Team is active in coaxing a floor underneath a dipping market. Their fingerprints can be observed in the market for the last three...

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Severe storm fronts have been buffeting the financial system since the stock market crash of 1987. We've seen rogue waves hit in the peso crisis of 1994 and the Asian and Russian Debt crisis of 1997 and 1998.

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Indian summer. Clear skies. Light winds. It's a good time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Like the weather forecast these days, the economic forecast calls for nothing but good times. The economic expansion that...

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For those who plow the seas either for pleasure or for profit, the element of weather is a constant companion. When plying the ocean, weather can turn any sail into a pleasant memory or a hazardous journey.

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On the home front, times are good. It just doesn't get any better than this. People have jobs. Incomes are rising and the unemployment rate is the lowest in three decades. Signs of prosperity are everywhere.

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