John B. Lounsbury, Senior Contributor

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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Is the Bond Rally Over?

The massive rally in Treasuries that has occurred over the past five months mirrors the six-month rally in the second half of 2008. Both were flight to safety rallies.

Brace for Disappointing Existing-Home Sales

Brace for Disappointing Existing-Home Sales

Analysis of pending home sales data from the National Association of Realtors leads to a projection for a low number of existing-home sales for June.

Stocks Could Follow Employment This Summer

If there is little change in employment levels this summer, stocks may go nowhere. If there is any negative news about employment, the market is especially sensitive and could react badly.

Is Employment Improvement Stalling?

Looking at the employment data, there are some worrisome details. Specifically, some early signs indicate that the employment trends of the past year may be weakening.

Where in the World to Go for Gains?

Of the 24 countries examined, only Malaysia, with a 4.8% gain, is up year to date.