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Can You Beat The Market?

Posted by Timothy Caban on Aug 21, 2015 10:00:00 AM


You may have heard your neighbor say he can.  Or a family member.  Or a co-worker.  It may be a question that you kick around in your head once in a while.  Especially when it seems "obvious" that it is time to buy or sell in the market. 


Maybe there is a secret rule out there that you could find, if only you knew the right person?  With all of the "smart" people that claim to have a special strategy to beat the market, how do you know who's right?  

What if there is a better way to answer the question? 

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Topics: Market Timing, Investments

What Happened to Greece?

Posted by Timothy Caban on Jul 30, 2015 10:02:00 AM

As the summer temperatures fade in and out of the hot zone, so too does Greece fade in and out oGreek_Flagf the news.  Constant headlines about the possibility of a Greek default are accompanied by an equal number of predictions about what that might mean for world markets.

Some interesting facts about Greece.  Did you know that the economy of Greece is about half the size of the state of Ohio?  Further, while its debt is large at 180% of its GDP, Greek debt represents about one quarter of 1% of the overall world debt markets.  Everyday, markets are digesting the latest news almost instantaneously, as reflected in current prices.

The question then becomes, what to do about it? 

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Topics: Market Timing, Investments, Greece