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Thursday, September 22, 2022

On the first day of Economics class as a Freshman at The Wharton School of Business, Prof. Levine wrote on the big chalkboard in a lecture hall full of about 200 other students: Y = C + I + G. (It was too early to introduce X –...

Monday, September 12, 2022

After a nice rebound in the stock market, in terms of the S&P 500 (SPX) from mid-June to mid-August of about 17%, we appeared to hit a brick wall in mid-August and fell just over 9% through September 6 after which buyers stepped back...

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

When I wrote last, I outlined the earnings and economic calendar that the markets were about to face. It was, as I described to my daughter Carly, Stock Market Hell Week. We had a slew of corporate earnings reports...

Monday, July 25, 2022

The markets are set to experience a busy and volatile week. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will be meeting and making another decision as to its monetary stance. All indications are that a Fed Funds rate hike of 75 basis...

Friday, July 15, 2022

BUYERS STEPPING UP Green Shoot #1 - Wednesday’s report of 9.1% year-over-year increase in the Consumer Price Index and 5.9% increase in Core CPI...

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Here we stand with half of 2022 in the rear-view mirror. Typically, I prepare a full length ‘My Gut Feeling for 2022’ to begin the year. However, given our issues with relaunching the LakeView website, I was unable to do...

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM THE FOMC TODAY? Today the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee or FOMC will be releasing the decision of its voting members as to changes in Monetary Policy. It is almost unanimous amongst economic analysts...

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Economic and finance are behavioral sciences, which rely on quantitative analysis as a basis of forming opinions. In the current economic environment, there appears to be ignorance which drives dysfunctional behavior. Let me lay out a...

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago I launched, with the help of family and friends my registered investment advisory business, LakeView Asset Management. At the time, our oldest of five children, with my beautiful wife Layni,...

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

I have been in this business an exceptionally long time, all but the early years of my post-college professional career when I worked at Price Waterhouse. Every time we have a major sell-off as we are now engaged in, there is a moment...

Thursday, April 28, 2022

The current market is more representative of the Invasion of Kuwait. Growth investors do not want to panic and should look forward to new highs in the future.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

It has been several months since I was able to publish My Gut Feeling, but now I’m back. There are a few reasons as to why I was on the sidelines, as it relates to writing - but not managing money, for which I have been as active...

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

It’s a Fake World I can remember walking down the streets in Manhattan with street vendors selling fake Burberry scarfs, fake Rolex watches and fake sports team apparel. They had a catch phrase for those products ...

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Normally “My Gut Feeling” is where I espouse my thoughts on the markets and economy with clients, family, client hopefuls and the media. Today however, LakeView Asset Management has some important announcements that I will...

Thursday, May 13, 2021

One of my biggest fears heading into 2021, as I wrote in My Gut Feeling For 2021 was economic stagflation. Furthermore, I was fearful of surging energy prices from 1) cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project and 2) an...

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Sixty years ago today, my grandfather, father, uncle, and first cousin were watching the Yankee game in the family home on Miller Ave. in Brooklyn. Yogi Berra hit a home run as Ralph Terry bettered Jim Perry and the Cleveland Indians...

Monday, April 19, 2021

I know that it has been about a month since I last published “My Gut Feeling” and plenty has taken place in the financial markets over that course of time. Behind the scenes at LakeView Asset Management, plenty is also...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Friday, January 22, 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Every year since 2002, I have closed out the year with my satirical look at the world through the eyes of a professional investor/writer poking fun at what has transpired in our global society during the year about to end. 2020 was the...

Thursday, December 17, 2020

As I discussed in my last installment of My Gut Feeling, you were going to have a golden opportunity to sell vaccine related trades when the first person was administered a COVID injection. That occurred on Monday. And, to no surprise,...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

I was prepared to write an installment of My Gut Feeling (MGF) in time for Thanksgiving, but I had my hands full with the LakeView office renovation. So far, the walls were painted, and new floors were installed.  So, I moved my...

Monday, November 9, 2020

The national elections have taken place. Politically, it appears that expectations for a “Scenario 2” outcome is most likely – Joe Biden winning the White House and the Republicans holding the Senate. There are some...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

As expected, in the month of September, the markets experienced their first significant correction since those dire days of the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. This correction especially hit the red-hot growth technology stocks the...

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Professionals often say that in bull markets, stocks go up on an escalator and fall in an elevator. By that we mean that stocks will rise gently and then pullbacks are sharp and swift. That is exactly what occurred last week.Last...

Monday, August 31, 2020

Growing up, I recall watching several kids shows produced or designed by Sid & Marty Kroftt. There was Land of the Lost, H.R. Pufnstuf and of course The Banana Splits, to name a few. All of them were silly shows, nevertheless...

Thursday, July 23, 2020

I have taken some time off from writing for many good reasons. I have been working twice as hard these past two to three months to concentrate more time and energy on LakeView Asset Management and client accounts. The need to do more...

Monday, May 4, 2020

In my 36 years in this business, I have never experienced the type of tumultuous behavior in financial markets as we have undergone in March and April of 2020. I am expecting that May will bring some stability to markets; though it did...

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Financial markets around the globe are suffering from a bad case of leptokurtosis. This is not a viral disease but a statistical condition. Leptokurtosis is what is known as “fat-tailed” returns. Put another way, market...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

When winter turns to spring, we look for green shoots of plants and grass to emerge as a welcoming to the new season of growth. For financial markets when we have suffered an economic winter, we look for green shoots as a sign of...

Monday, April 13, 2020

The markets have caught a flu of their own. While I have quarantined myself in front of my computer console battling the market’s woes, I have also had the opportunity to speak to many of you on an individual basis as to my...

Monday, March 9, 2020

Let me begin by thanking all of you who read my last My Gut Feeling on Deconstructing the Correction as it was the most opened and most read My Gut Feeling of all time. Furthermore, thank you for sharing that commentary on...

Friday, March 6, 2020

The entire process, from the time I begin to compose My Gut Feeling to when I send out that email which you receive, takes three to four hours. Since the equity markets began to cascade lower on Monday February 24, I set out to write...

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The big question last week was: “Was That THE Bottom?” The reason that I look for A Bottom and THE Bottom is that after a dramatic panic sell-off and rebound, sometimes a reversal of the rebound, or a retest of the panic...

Friday, January 31, 2020

For all the market volatility and hysteria with the Kinahora virus, January has been a good month for the equity markets. I call it the Kinahora virus for a good reason. Kinahora in Yiddish means “not to cast the evil eye.”...

Sunday, January 26, 2020

It has been nearly six years since the Ebola scare in the fall of 2014. Recall that 1) early-mid October that year, we had a nasty panic driven sell-off in the markets and 2) we were all supposed to die from Ebola as it was destined to...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

We have an expression in my business that “trees don’t grow to the sky.” With the exception of perhaps Jack’s beanstalk; that is true. What the expression means to say is that stocks can’t rise too far...

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Another year has come and gone. 2019 was a breakout year for the US economy and global stock markets.  Heading into last year, investors and analysts were guarded given the Federal Reserve’s blunder in 2018’s fourth...

Sunday, January 5, 2020

As 2019 began, I published My Gut Feeling For 2019. Now that 2019 is in the books, I want to look back at how my expectations and predictions fared in 2019. Recall these predictions were made in the spirit of the...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

My Gut Feeling For Today, December 28, 2015: The Force Awakens – In the Theaters Not the MarketThe bipolar market activity continued over the past two weeks. Two weeks ago, following the FOMC decision, in light of ever lower...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

10 Things I Won't Miss About 2014Every year since 2002 I have closed out the year with my satirical look at the world through the eyes of a professional investor poking fun at what has transpired in our global society during the year...