Posts by Don


“Lord, what fools these mortals be!” –Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream As a young investment advisor, I got my first taste of what psychologist’s call, very appropriately, Fear Of Missing Out, (FOMO) with the Beanie Babies craze.  In 1995 a new and novel tool, the internet, became widely available to Americans.  This new technology, which encourages and fosters crowd behavior, no matter how irrational, created the first internet...

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“History had no lessons or rules to offer the student, it could only broaden his understanding and strengthen his critical judgments.” – Carl von Clausewitz, On War. After our last report on the market’s response to the Russian attack on the Ukraine, I had a number of clients reach out regarding my thoughts on the current military and geopolitical issues surrounding the invasion in the Ukraine.  I certainly appreciate clients...

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Job growth is surging despite the deleterious impact of the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, or for that matter, the supply chain issues brought on by demand skyrocketing.  Americans are going back to work rapidly.  The US Economy is adding nearly half a million jobs a month in 2021.   Fear of stagflation is officially dead.  Good news.  Recent data from Bloomberg reports total dividend payments from...

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Timing the Market


Posted By on Jul 30, 2020

Timing the Market from Don Nalls,The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear Friends, It is not uncommon, especially during times of excessive market volatility that some investors feel the temptation to try and “time the market.” Certainly, readers of the Nalls Sherbakoff blog know that market timing is impossible, but as my profession and most of the major brokerage houses attempt to “sell” their ability to do it, investors are often...

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The Scandal Of Prediction

The Scandal Of Prediction


Posted By on Jul 13, 2020

Don Nalls, CFP®

The Scandal Of Prediction From Don Nalls,The Nalls Sherbakoff Group, LLC. Dear Friends, If you are remotely interested in the stock market, chances are your email is filling up with mid-year stock and market forecasts. These are the same prognosticators that misread the impact of Covid-19, the subsequent market sell off, and the stunning recovery in the 2nd Quarter in the first half of 2020. One could reasonably ask, “why do so many...

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