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John Lounsbury

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John B. Lounsbury is a financial planner and investment adviser, providing comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services to a select group of families on a fee-only basis. He worked for 34 years with IBM, and spent 25 years in R&D management and corporate staff positions. He also was a Series 6, 7, 63 licensed representative with a major insurance company brokerage for nine years.

Specific interests include political and economic history and investment strategy analysis. He holds degrees from the University of Vermont, Columbia University and the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he studied chemistry, physics and mathematics. He is a contributor to Seeking Alpha and his own blog, PiedmontHudson.

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Housing Market Enters Crucial Phase

By John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

The housing outlook could be bleak in 2010 if housing sales and prices remain weak in March and April.

12:33PM 03/25/10

IBM Stops Reporting U.S. Employment Numbers

By John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

Big Blue has stopped reporting the number of workers it has in the U.S. as it increasingly becomes a global company.

08:51AM 03/19/10

Jobless Rate Won't Get Better in 2010: Opinion

By John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

Despite a growth in the number of employed, the jobless rate won't improve much in 2010.

02:44PM 02/05/10

Data Says Don't Ignore the January Effect

By John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

The myth of the January effect -- that how goes January so goes the year -- has some foundation in fact. Here I take a look at more than 80 years of data.

01:20PM 02/05/10

Job Recovery Cycle Intact

By John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

In spite of all the hand wringing about how slowly jobs will recover, we are proceeding exactly as would be expected, based on historical precedent.

12:36PM 01/28/10

Housing Market Has a Way to Go

By John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

It's still too early to say from today's housing report whether the housing market has stabilized with another wave of foreclosures this year.

05:34PM 01/26/10

Reviewing Winter's Contrarian Ideas

By John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

Buying silver has proved the best idea so far, while selling oil has been the worst.

12:58AM 01/19/10

Jobs Recovery Will Be a Long Slog

By John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

The high number of such discouraged workers not being counted is making the reported unemployment rate much better than it actually is.

01:13PM 01/08/10

Tracking Winter's Contrarian Ideas

By John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

Here's how the winter contrarian portfolio has performed since its inception on Dec. 21. The top performer is the iShares MCSI Brazilian Index.

07:30AM 01/04/10

Winter's Contrarian Trading Ideas

By John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

This trading portfolio follows specific strategies to limit losses, usually with trailing stop-loss orders.

10:17AM 12/21/09

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