When I’m in my sales role, I view every prospective client as falling into one of two broad baskets: those looking for a reason to say yes, and those looking for a reason to say no. I always try to focus on the former and spend little time on the latter. Likewise, last week’s market was dominated by those looking for a reason to sell. And so they did. Good news in the jobs and unemployment reports spooked investors on Friday, and stocks fell hard. So, for the moment we are back to a Fed-driven good-news-is-bad-news story line, or so it would seem.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope all of you have a Valentine and already know what love is on a personal level.  At 48, I am still searching but “can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far, to change this lonely life.” And that is all the mush allowed in this article about stocks.

There is a good lesson to be shared here about investment. No good comes from expressing love when it comes to successful investing because, if you do, there will only be “heartache and pain.”  Investors have to analyze and reanalyze the reason to be in or out of a position almost daily, and yet, never fall in love with the company.  “This mountain I must climb” of not falling in love with any stock should be one of your top investing rules.  The best advice I can give any investor is “gotta read between the lines” and leave love for your personal life.

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