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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Whatever it takes

Dalton -- The stock market should pull back. It always does, by some magnitude. However, on the morning of Thursday, April 9, the Federal...

CAPITAL IDEAS: Observe and react

I don’t know how the coronavirus will play out and what the right amount of fear is. I’ll continue to observe and let you know if you should react.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Correction or bear market?

We humans like a narrative, a story we can relate to, because it helps us make sense of things, and that makes us feel more comfortable. The fact that the stock market was up about 19% over the previous four months, based on very little improving fundamentals, set us up for a tumble.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Did it even happen?

Maybe an average-ish return, to you, is like getting gym socks in your stocking. But it’s better than losing your shirt.


I’m not going to deter anybody from getting invested to fund their retirement, but I will try to steer you away from using rules of thumb that are likely to be contrary to your ultimate goal of living your best possible retirement.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Smarter than the average bear

Overconfidence leads investors to believe that they will be one of the few who succeed. It turns out that people who trade the most, presumably due to misplaced confidence, produce the lowest returns.

CAPITAL IDEAS: The Bank of Mom and Dad

The Bank of Mom and Dad, I bet, is not a new concept to you. But what might be less familiar to you is the Bank of Junior, which has an obligation to pay the cost of elder care for aging parents.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Buffett-stock and China gets rocked

Dalton -- Berkshire Hathaway, the multinational conglomerate headed by famed investor Warren Buffett, held its annual shareholder meeting this past weekend. It’s like Woodstock for...

CAPITAL IDEAS: Suck it up, buttercup

According to my colleagues, 44 percent see a recession hitting in 2020, and 32 percent in 2021. That’s two-thirds who think the U.S. will see a recession within the next two years. You can count me among them.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Mid-term concern is so last week

You can see the yin and yang between the dangers of an international trade dispute and a U.S. economy so strong the Fed has its sights set to slow it down.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.