Philippe Berthoud |

The longest bull market in history lasted almost 11 years before coronavirus fears and the realities of a seriously disrupted U.S. economy brought it to an end

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The Markets (as of market close February 28, 2020)

With a growing number of countries reporting new cases of the coronavirus, the obvious spread of this

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Overview

The year began with the government stymied by a shutdown, and ended with articles of impeachment levied against the president. In between, both

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Key Dates/Data Releases

  • 12/2: Markit PMI Manufacturing Index, ISM Manufacturing Index
  • 12/4: ISM Non-Manufacturing Index
  • 12/5: International trade
  • 12/6
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Key Dates/Data Releases

11/3: Employment situation, Markit PMI Manufacturing Index, ISM
Manufacturing Index

11/5: International trade, ISM Non

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Philippe Berthoud |

Go out into your yard and dig a big hole. Every month, throw $50 into it, but don’t take any money out until you’re ready to buy a house, send your child to

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Philippe Berthoud |

Key Dates/Data Releases

  • 9/3: Markit PMI Manufacturing Index, ISM Manufacturing Index
  • 9/4: International trade
  • 9/5: ISM Non-Manufacturing Index
  • 9/6
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Philippe Berthoud |

You may have heard that IRAs and employer-sponsored plans (e.g., 401(k)s) are the best ways to invest for retirement. That’s true for many people, but what if

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