“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine”
Wed, 05/25/16 | One Comment

Fresh off the second huge stock market rally from a frightening decline in the past year, I thought it would be timely to do a bit of reflecting.
For those with very short memories (or news …

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