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Retailer: Frugal Economy 

February 20, 2024, 10:04 am EST Frugal Economy  Frugal economy would appear when most people are struggling to survive. Instead of buying expensive smartphones or shoes frequently, every dollar has to...

Bond Market: The Strengthening of the Yields (10 Years) 

February 18, 2024, 9:53 pm EST The Strengthening of the Yields (10 Years)  The sudden rally of the stock markets has been strong and impressive. It started in late October 2023 and has continued stron...

Personal Finance: More Debts and Higher Debts

February 15, 2024, 10:33 am EST More Debts and Higher Debts Both the US government and US households or individuals are spending like crazy overall in the past 5-10 years. The charts of US Federal Deb...

History: Amazon Journey

February 13, 2024, 10:19 am EST Amazon Journey Sometimes, it is interesting to look back at history. Sometimes, we could learn useful lessons that we can apply to today.  Let’s use Amazon (AMZN) as an...

Opinion: The Wars and Markets

February 7, 2024, 5:05 pm EST The Wars and Markets The US stock markets behave consistently with the wars. The more wars, the higher the markets.  From the Russia-Ukraine war (starting 02/24/2022) to ...

Opinion: The Big Bursts

January 31, 2024, 10:13 am EST The Big Bursts It takes time for a bubble to blow bigger and then burst. When it happens, its power would be massive and unpredictable.  Let’s take an example to explain...

Global Perpective: The Falling Stars

January 17, 2024, 11:41 am EST The Falling Stars Hong Kong was once the shining star as the Pearl of the Orient that dominated as the financial center in Asia. Shanghai has also been among the shining...

Strategy: Happy New Year

January 2, 2024, 11:05 am EST Happy New Year Happy New Year to all of you for the first trading day of 2024.  The pullback was overdue after the strong finish of 2023. Nasdaq gave up more portions as ...

Opinion: Surprised Ending of 2023: +14% +24% +43%

It should be a big surprise for most market participants to see this scorecard: Dow Jones +14%, S&P 500 +24%, Nasdaq +43% performance for 2023...