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BULL versus BEAR Market self talk

A True Funny Self Talk about Bull/Up Markets and Bear/Down Markets!

Happy Monday !

Hat tip Barry Ritholtz and Ben Carlson:

 

  • Bull Markets: Fear of missing out.
  • Bear Markets: Fear of being in.

 

  • Bull Markets: Everything I buy is going up — I’m a genius.
  • Bear Markets: Everything I buy is going down — I’m an idiot.

 

  • Bull Markets: I knew I should have had more of my portfolio in stocks.
  • Bear Markets: I knew I should have had more of my portfolio in bonds.

 

  • Bull Markets: That guy’s been calling for a crash for years — he’s an idiot.
  • Bear Markets: That guy just called the crash — he’s a genius.

 

  • Bull Markets: I want to be a long-term buy and hold investor.
  • Bear Markets: I want to be a short-term trader.

 

  • Bull Markets: I’ll sit tight when the market falls.
  • Bear Markets: Dear Lord, get me out of stocks NOW!

 

  • Bull Markets: Time to buy stocks?
  • Bear Markets: Time to sell stocks?

 

  • Bull Markets: Warren Buffett is washed up.
  • Bear Markets: Wait, Buffett is buying here?

 

  • Bull Markets: Buy & hold works.
  • Bear Markets: Buy & hold is dead.

 

  • Bull Markets: I’ll be greedy when other are fearful.
  • Bear Markets: I lied — I’m fearful when other are fearful.

 

  • Bull Markets: Why didn’t I invest earlier in my life?
  • Bear Markets: I’ll never invest again.

 

  • Bull Markets: Why would I want to diversify?
  • Bear Markets: Why was I so concentrated?

 

  • Bull Markets: I’m just waiting for a healthy correction to put more money to work.
  • Bear Markets: This market action is not healthy at all.

 

  • Bull Markets: It feels like markets will never fall again.
  • Bear Markets: It feels like markets will never rise again.

 

My Favorite in Red… Hope you laughed at some of these !

Have a Great Monday!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

http://www.jkfinancialinc.com
http://www.street-cents.com
8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225

Brief Friday Update … The Future …

Today I will be out at an event, however, Rich is finally back at the office and Cathy will return from her beach trip on Monday. It has been a very interesting week here. My family has noticed an extra amount of words from me each evening do to the void.

The Future of J.K. Financial, Inc.

Bulls are good and bears bad in the investing world …… Following in his father’s footsteps “Donald the Brain” …. “Isaac the Brain Jr.”

A picture worth a thousand words ! He is growing fast and already working on regression models … maybe!!

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Have a great weekend and see you next week at full power!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

PS Get ready for Interest Rate Talk. 10 year Treasury…WOW!

http://www.jkfinancialinc.com
http://www.street-cents.com
8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225

The Technology Week that was…..Are the Bulls in Trouble??

Just after pushing the send button earlier in the week about our new fancy dancy server the wheels started to wobble. Being about 90% there Monday afternoon, Tuesday we back pedaled to 20% – 30%.

Worst quote from the IT department

“I have never seen that before!”

On a good note going into the weekend we are 99% there now and running super fast and productively.

Have the Bulls given up some strength?

We think, maybe a little, but not too much…we are still skeptical of the enthusiasm, but it is too early to tell if the bears have the bulls in their cross hairs…..and it is summer!

Here is an interesting record notation from the Wall Street Journal’s Morning Money Beat

…..the blue-chip average has gone 108 trading days without a three-day losing streak, a string that dates to New Year’s Eve. It is the longest-ever streak in the Dow’s history….

Unfortunately it doesn’t really work in a straight line as you can see the statistical rareness of the current market trend from this new record above.

Please remember, if/when the record above may be broken in the other direction (most consecutive down days) that this too may change…..

But hey…these worries are for another day far from our fun summer weekend we are all about to hit.summer weekend

Have a Great Friday and a Super weekend!

John Kvale

http://www.jkfinancialinc.com
http://www.street-cents.com
8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225