Monthly Archives: December 2018

A Trump Christmas

Alan Zendell,  December 24, 2018 Our Christmas present from the world of investing is that on the average, for every eight dollars we had invested at the beginning of 2018, we now have only seven. If you’ve been building a … Continue reading

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A Slow-Motion Trainwreck

Alan Zendell, December 21, 2018 Events have been so dynamic, so confusing, with everything seeming to change by the hour, I must have missed it. Apparently, the president’s cabinet and national security advisers have all been replaced by three television … Continue reading

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Danger Signs

Alan Zendell, December 20, 2018 Occasionally, someone you know starts behaving erratically and unpredictably. Maybe he or she always behaved that way, but now the pendulum swings are becoming extreme. Actions appear more dramatic and frantic, and facial expressions take … Continue reading

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Trillion Dollar Stock Buybacks

Alan Zendell, December 17, 2018 With a couple of business weeks still to go in 2018, corporate stock buybacks have already passed $1,000,000,000,000 (that’s one trillion dollars) for the year. That’s the same amount that our national deficit is predicted … Continue reading

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Obamacare Coup

Alan Zendell, December 15, 2018 The people have consistently made their opinion clear in poll after poll. A Kaiser Health Tracking Poll published at the end of November showed the largest gap ever between people who view the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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The End is Near

Alan Zendell, December 11, 2018 As 2018 lurches to a close and the news media binge over indictments and irrational tweets, each with its own spin added, it’s important to not be swept up in their hysteria. Try to screen … Continue reading

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Downward Spiral

Alan Zendell, December 10, 2018 I was as wrong as everyone else who predicted Donald Trump couldn’t possibly win in 2016. I could rationalize being wrong by reasoning that the combination of the incompetence of Hillary Clinton’s campaign advisers and … Continue reading

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