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Is This A Bull Or Bear Market?

Learn what history suggests, but with one big difference today: Fed policy. Key takeaways Historically, what we see in the S&P 500 today—big price gains combined with a large retracement after a decline, and strong market breadth—has nearly always indicated the beginning of a bull market. 1929 and 1937 are the big exceptions. Despite the

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Posted by Mascoma Wealth Management on June 29, 2020

The COVID-19 Risks of Trying to Time the Market

Success is achieved by time in the market, not in trying to time the market For the past two months, the market declines and market rallies have been historic, as COVID-19 introduced a level of uncertainty that was difficult to quantify, let alone predict. And if the stock markets hate one thing, it’s uncertainty.

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Posted by Matt Dattilio on May 5, 2020

A Bear Market Doesn’t Mean Run and Hide

Coronavirus quickly turned the market Bull to Bear. Take stock of what that means. A “bear market” occurs when stock prices in general are falling, and then widespread pessimism sustains the continued drop in prices. 

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Posted by Mike Hemingway on April 15, 2020