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The Griswold Family Vacation

Most people aim to relax when they go on vacation.  Insane people, like my family, choose to rent one big house and invite every person who even remotely resembles a family member.  Some have a blast, others are stressed out, but all the while we grin and bear it as it is our one, true family vacation.

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Quarterly "Sweet Spot"

This week marks the end of the period leading up to the deadlines for oil-related sanctions on Iran, for the countries in Europe to ratify the permanent bailout fund known as the European Stability Mechanism, and for the Supreme Court to rule on the Affordable Care Act. This week also marks a beginning. It is the start of a six-week period that has been the best for the stock market in each quarter of recent years.

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The Summer Blockbuster

For movie buffs like me, summertime is the best season of the year because normally Hollywood chooses to release the large “blockbuster” films during the warm months.  One can speculate about the possible reasons for this, but it is a phenomenon that has existed since Jaws debuted in the summer of 1975.