Russell Wayne, CFP®

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Not So Fast!

SOUND ADVICE: March 27, 2020

After months of denial, efforts to contain, and more recently the widespread (and largely followed) directive to maximize social distancing, it appears that some progress is being made to slow the devastation caused by the coronavirus.  The availability of tests has increased, the rate of new infection has slowed, and, so […]

Where Are We Now?

More than a few times over the last few years, I have commented on the looming possibility of daily changes in the market averages well above the relatively mundane moves of 100 to 200 points that have become commonplace.  What we had been used to was a variation of less than 1% per day.  But […]

Sound Advice – March 27, 2020

SOUND ADVICE: March 27, 2020

Quite frequently, I have been asked for my thoughts on the markets and other things so here they are. This is not meant to be the script to the future, but instead some food for thought for those looking for perspective.

Let me begin by saying I hope you all are healthy […]

Is It Time To Get Nervous?

With 10 months to go before the November election, it appears that the recent market euphoria may be beginning to fade. Expectations of a more robust pace of business activity are one thing, but there’s a considerable lag time between the talk about changes that may have a favorable impact on corporate profits and the […]

Breaking News: Volatility Ahead

The combination of exceptional investment returns registered last year and rising heat in the geopolitical arena suggests that this year will see an increase in day-to-day price volatility.  Although seasonal volatility tends to increase during late summer and early autumn, it seems likely that we’ll be seeing wide fluctuations much sooner.

These days, when we see […]

Don’t Expect Another Big Gain

As has often been the case after the market has turned in an unusually broad advance, the gurus of Wall Street continue to build their cases for more of the same.  This most certainly is a replay of a recent film entitled Dumb and Dumber.

Successful investors are best served by planning for the worst while […]

What’s Ahead for 2020

As we wind down what will soon be the old year and complete our plans for the holidays, it’s always a good idea to take stock of where we’ve been and what we have to look forward to. 2019 has been an interesting year, especially so for the financial markets, which have provided returns […]

Fasten Your Seat Belts

Given the acceleration of important developments in the U.S. and abroad, it’s no wonder that investors have been girding themselves against the impact of nonstop breaking news.  Although over time the stock market is primarily a reflection of changes in underlying fundamentals, day-to-day price action tends to be more of a psychological response than a […]

Rocky Road Ahead?

These days, it has become increasingly difficult to disconnect and turn aside from the nonstop barrage of news, some of which is exceedingly unpleasant.  What’s more, the level of business uncertainty has risen, a happenstance that never sits well with Wall Street.  That’s not a good sign for what lies ahead.

As summer arrives, folks tend […]

Much Ado, Little Progress

Not that long ago, the media often had to scratch around for developments that might hold the interest of its audience. Days and weeks would go by and from time to time we’d tune in to find out what was going on throughout this country and abroad.

That was then and this is now. Fast forward […]