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What a difference a week or two makes! The end of the year decline is well documented as one of the worse end-of-year periods in history. Read Full Post
Wow! What a roller coaster this year has been in the stock market. We have had two, 10% corrections this year. This after an extended period of low volatility. We will not complain about low volatility again! Read Full Post
A couple of years ago, I met Art. He was a kind and gentle man, with a rust-belt resume and a quick smile. Art was tall and lean, clearly an athlete. He was still playing tennis and fly-fishing. By the way, he was 92! Read Full Post
“When I drive that slow, you know it’s hard to steer. What used to take two hours now takes all day.”-Sammy Hagar Read Full Post
The original reference to the Dog Days of Summer is the “sultry part of the Summer, supposed to have occurred during the period that Sirius, the dog star, rises at the same time as the sun now often recognized from July 3rd to August 11th , a period marked by lethargy, inactivity or indolence”. 
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Sunday morning is one my favorite times at our home.
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With so many people thinking that we are near the end of the Bull market, it has become the popular belief. Vista Investment Partners indicators are not Bearish however.

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Championship teams that I have been fortunate to be a part of, had that “killer instinct.” These teams just seemed to know how to break the will of their opponent.

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Sun, beach, gentle waves coming in caressing the shore, surf fishing…By the way, surf fishing is fishing within a few hundred yards of the shore where the waves roll on to the shore and many species of fish come to feed. Back to dreaming… watching the whales frolic in the Sea of California, a beautiful view from our room at the hacienda, great food…my engagement, a beautiful moment for Dina and me at brunch.

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“You know we are in a bull market?” One of my favorite quips that originally came from “Reminiscences of a Stock Operator” originally published in 1923. The statement by Old Turkey was the backdrop for the answer to whatever question a young gun was asking. I have used this to preview our quarterly and annual calls since May of 2013 when the market first closed about the high of the 1982-2000 Bull market. That is how I mark it the beginning of this Bull Market.

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