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The Weekly Update for 3/11/2022

| March 11, 2022

“Every decade or so, dark clouds will fill the economic skies, and

they will briefly rain gold.”

~Warren Buffett


Well, here are a few dark clouds in the sky!

Chart #1 is our old friend, “The Fear & Greed Index”!  All the way back down to 16, “extreme fear” level!

Note on the bottom right that just one year ago we rested at 48!

Now here is the same Fear & Greed Index over the last few years.


Note: In the box, at the “darkest clouds” of the pandemic, the Fear & Greed Index hit 1.

Now, here is the “briefly rain gold” moment…

Back in 2020, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was at 18,800 versus today’s 33,000+!

Yes, there is bad news out there, i.e., dark clouds.  If you have been reading these updates, you know all about what I call “Five Year Money”.  We are now investing for 2027.  Raining gold now, in my opinion.

Is your glass half full or half empty?

I’m interested in your thoughts, comments and observations. Feel welcome to call email or stop by the office and say Hi.


James O. Lunney, CFP®



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