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President/Founder, Sidoxia Capital Management

Mr. Slome is a CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst), a CFP®certificant (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®), and a member of the CFA Institute and the FPA® (Financial Planning Association®). Mr. Slome has worked in the investment industry since 1993, and Bloomberg ... more

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Rising Tide Lifts All COVID Boats
Although the economic tide may be lifting all boats, there is a small leak spreading in the boat in the form of inflation. Rising prices can slowly sink all boats by eroding away income and wealth creation.
Return To Rationality?
As the worst pandemic in more than a generation is winding down in the U.S., people are readjusting their personal lives and investing worlds as they transition from ridiculousness to rationality.
April Flowers Have Investors Cheering Wow-sers!
Normally April showers bring May flowers, but last month the spring weather was dominated by sunshine that caused stock prices to blossom to new, all-time record highs across all major indexes.
Consumer Confidence Flies As Stock Market Hits New Highs
Although the economy appears to be on solid footing and stock prices have marched higher to new record levels, there are still plenty of potential factors that could derail the current bull market advance.
Investors Ponder Stimulus Size as Rates Rise
Stock prices rose again last month in part based on passage optimism of a government stimulus package (currently proposed at $1.9 trillion).
Market Drops As GameStop Pops
The stock market started with a bang this year with the S&P 500 index at first climbing +3% in January before ending with a whimper and a monthly decline of -1%.
New Year’s Resolutions And Vaccine Distributions
Many people were ready to flush 2020 down the toilet after the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic dominated the daily headlines, but panic eventually turned into optimism.
GDP Figures & Election Jitters
Ever since the beginning of 2020, it’s been a tale of two cities.
Politics & COVID Tricks
Thanks to a global epidemic, trillions of dollars instantly disappeared during the first quarter of this year, and then, abracadabra… the losses turned into gains and magically reappeared in the subsequent two quarters.
Technology: Let The Good Times Roll
Investing in technology, including the likes of the FAANG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) has been a lucrative strategy over the last two decades, especially since the end of the bursting dot-com technology bubble in 2002.
Pedal To The Metal Leads To Record Rebound
Like a race car pushing the pedal to the metal, the stock market sped to its best quarterly stock market gains in decades. The +20% rebound in the 2nd quarter S&P 500 index was the best result achieved since 1998.
What The Heck & What Now?
The COVID-19 viral pandemic that hit our shores in early 2020 shut down the economy to a virtual halt, and unemployment has skyrocketed to an estimated 19%. All this destruction has investors asking themselves, “What the heck, and what now?
Movie Deja Vu – Coronavirus
The damaging economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate rapidly on a daily basis as governments, global health agencies, corporations, and individuals respond.
A Tale Of Two Years: Happy & Not-So-Happy
If you look at the stock market, 2019 was indeed a happy one. The S&P 500 index rose +29% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up +22%. Spectacular, right?
Investors Scared Silly While Stocks Enjoy Sugar High
For the month of October, the S&P 500 index climbed another +2.0% and set a new monthly-high record. The same can be said for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which also set a new monthly record at 27,046, up +0.5% from the previous month.
Missing The Financial Forest For The Political Trees
As many investors fall prey to the mesmerizing, but inconsequential headlines, financial markets have not fallen asleep or gotten distracted.
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