The Dow Jones Industrial Average today

The current moves of the Dow Jones Industrial Average are being watched by the world. There is no index that is more studied and analyzed then the Dow Jones. Started in 1896 it has become the bell weather index for the health of the US stock market.  It’s also been driving the overall market direction…

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The US is Saving Negative 1% a Year… How Will That End?

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in March 2007. Two months ago, for the first time in this country’s history, a news story came out reporting that we are spending more than we are earning. This letter is not going to be about the pros and cons of that spending…

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The Real Estate Market… Is It At the Edge of Collapse?

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in February 2007. Have you heard? We are in a housing slump. A housing bubble. A housing correction. Or a housing craze. Fill in the blank, and you will find someone who will agree with your point of view. If you talk to a…

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The Tortoise (Gold) or the Hare (SP-500)… Who Will Win?

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in January 2007. I’m writing today about two charts: the S&P500 and gold. I think the real story is not being told on the CNBC’s of the world. The market is going up right now, but if looked at since 2000 it hasn’t grown…

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The Fall of Greenspan and What

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in October 2006. As world affairs have become increasingly volatile (Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, inflammatory cartoons, Hamas in charge, huge US deficits, etc) it is curious that the U.S. stock market has continued to rise over the past 36 months. The market typically does not…

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The Pain of Falling in Love [With a Stock]

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in July 2006. Have you ever fallen in love… with a stock? Stayed with it even when it was treating you badly? It didn’t do what you asked of it? Have you ever held onto false hope that your stock would make all your…

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The Year Ahead in the Stock Market… 2006

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in the 1st Quarter 2006. Warren Buffet said, “Predictions are pointless and a waste of time” … While financial predictions for the New Year are kind of dumb to do, making “educated guesses” about what might happen in the next eleven and a half…

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Leverage Your Taxes!

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in November 2005. Tax Time! Tax time starts way before April 15th each year. Here are five suggestions to consider before the end of the year. Sell Your Losers. The IRS allows you to offset realized capital gains each year with realized losses, and…

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Investment Professionals Built The Titanic

This article was originally published for RC Peck’s Fearless Wealth Newsletter in April 2005. The markets are making people happy this week because, typically, the markets rise just before a holiday. I’m not sure why this happens, but you could probably pay some economist a big bag of money and be told what you want…

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Delete This Article on Investing

Delete This Article on Investing! was written by RC Peck, CFP for Fearless Wealth’s Newsletter in January 2005. The word on the street is that everybody is smart again … because stocks are going up. This has always baffled me. What does the market have to do with any one person being smart? Nothing. The…

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