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Is Market Timing a Smart Investment Strategy?
Submitted by Edward Jones,
03:06PM / Thursday, January 02, 2020

You may have heard that timing is everything. And in many walks of life, that may be true – but not necessarily when it comes to investing.

To understand why this is so, let's look at three common mistakes investors make:

* Selling investments and moving to cash when stocks are predicted to drop: If you follow the financial news on cable TV or the internet, you're eventually bound to discover some "experts" who are predicting imminent, huge drops in the stock market. And on rare occasions, they may be right – but often they're not. And if you were to sell some of your stocks or stock-based investments based on a prediction and move the money to cash or a

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Biz Briefs: Gordmans Hiring for Upcoming North Adams Location
01:29PM / Thursday, January 02, 2020
Now hiring

The North Adams Peebles Department Store, located in the Steeple City Plaza, is converting to a Gordmans off-price store. The apparel and home decor retailer is now hiring with the goal of opening Feb. 18.

Gordmans, which has been delighting shoppers for more than 100 years, is part of the Stage community of stores. Stage is converting its Peebles and other department store name plates to Gordmans in 2020, an off-price concept offering everyone's favorite brands at prices way lower than department stores.

Gordmans offers a variety of positions in an energetic and engaging work environment. Positions, which vary by store location, include store manager, assistant store

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Williams Libraries Receives Collections from Celebrated Poet, Scholar
01:39AM / Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams Libraries has received collections of books, manuscripts and record albums documenting the life and work of one of America' most influential poets and scholars: Sterling Allen Brown, a Class of 1922 graduate of Williams College.

Brown's family made the donation to the Williams College Archives, where the materials will be preserved, cataloged and made accessible to researchers in Special Collections. The gift includes Brown's personal library, manuscripts, photographs and sound recordings, providing deeper insight into his legacy, especially his devotion to the development of a

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College Notes: Late Summmer & Fall 2019
04:23PM / Monday, December 30, 2019

Abby Jamros of North Adams, was among 45 business students welcomed into Western New England University's chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society on Nov. 1. Jamros is majoring in Accounting.   Noah Chicoine of North Adams was among 15 students who participated in a pilot mathematical consulting class in the spring semester at Clarkson University that allowed them to research the campus' electrical needs and analyze and optimize the joint operation of the two hydropower plants in Potsdam, N.Y.   Taught by Marko Budisic, assistant professor of mathematics, the class is a part of a nation-wide Mathematical Association of America program,

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Pittsfield's Plastic Bag Ban Begins With the New Year
01:44PM / Monday, December 30, 2019
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Single-use plastics will be in short supply beginning New Year's Day.    The City Council back in March passed an ordinance that bans use of thin-film plastic bags within the city effective Jan. 1.    Pittsfield retail establishments will have to utilize reusable checkout bags, recyclable paper bags, or compostable plastic bags. Thin-film, single-use plastic bags are defined as bags with a thickness of 3 mils or less; those that are thicker are considered reuseable.    The ban had been proposed in 2013 through a petition by local attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo and had been working its way through the City Council process for years. It

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Rain, Sleet Will Make Icy Mess and Difficult Travel for Monday
03:29PM / Sunday, December 29, 2019
A messy mix of rain, sleet and snow is about to fall over the Berkshires, covering the last days of 2019 in an icy sheet that may make travel "impossible," according to the National Weather Service.    The NWS office in Albany, N.Y., has posted an ice storm warning for the Berkshires and northern Connecticut from 5 p.m. Sunday into 7 a.m. Tuesday.    Significant icing is expected from freezing rain, especially after midnight Sunday night. This icing may cause power outages from tree damage and travel "could be impossible. The hazardous conditions will impact the Monday morning and evening commutes," according to the NWS.    The freezing rain

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@theMarket: Will This Year Be Like the Last One for Stocks?
By Bill Schmick,
03:58PM / Friday, December 27, 2019
It is that time of the year when fortune telling becomes a popular past time in the financial markets. Every Wall Street strategist releases their projections for the economy, the markets, and earnings for the New Year. What strikes me about 2020's crop of predictions is their similarity.   My own informal survey of analyst's forecasts seems to converge around a 1.8 percent-2.0 percent prediction for economic growth in the U.S. Earnings, for the most part, hover around the unchanged mark, or slightly better. These professional forecasters are looking for no more than average gains in the rate of return (ROR) for stocks based on the equity benchmark index, the S&P 500. What

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Ventfort Hall Plans Trip to See Sargent Charcoals
03:41PM / Friday, December 27, 2019

LENOX, Mass. — Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum is offering a day trip to New York for an exclusive viewing of the exhibit titled "John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal" at the Morgan Library & Museum slated for Wednesday, Jan. 8.

This is a rare opportunity to view with an art specialist 53 charcoal portraits by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), America's greatest portrait painter of his time. These drawn works of art represent a substantial, yet often overlooked, part of his practice – they number more than 750 in total - and demonstrate the same sense of immediacy, psychological insight and mastery of light and shade that animate

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The Independent Investor: Investors Ignore Impeachment
By Bill Schmick,
04:47PM / Thursday, December 26, 2019
Abuse of power, obstruction of Congress; these are accusations that ordinarily evoke sharp emotions among Americans. Yet, the financial markets have barely blinked, if they have paid attention at all. Why?   The short answer is that investors have done the numbers and calculated that Donald Trump has less than a snowball's chance in hell of being impeached by the U.S. Senate. For those who don't follow the actual political process of impeachment, once the Congress voted to impeach the president, the next step is up to the Senate. They are required to hold a trial to decide whether to remove him from office. A two-thirds majority is required to convict and then remove the

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Lenox Woman Wins Pittsfield Photo Challenge
03:35PM / Thursday, December 26, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Lenox woman's photograph of this summer’s Tanglewood in the City at the Pittsfield Common won the Downtown Pittsfield photo challenge.

The challenge, held this past fall, asked photographers to capture why downtown Pittsfield is the "Heart of the Berkshires". Entrants were encouraged to capture photos that showcased the beauty and personality of downtown Pittsfield.

The first-place winner, as determined by a panel of local judges, was Susan Geller of Lenox. Geller won a prize package donated by local downtown businesses, and her photo will be featured in Pittsfield’s 2020 Downtown Guide and a Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., social

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Merry Christmas from iBerkshires
07:46AM / Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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Guest Column: Jesus Brought Hope to the Forgotten
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04:25AM / Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Bishop Mitchell Rozanski   Isaiah 9: 1-6 Titus 2: 11-14 Luke 2: 1-14 During these past few months, I have noticed a very clever television commercial that has been running in the shopping preparation for Christmas. A little girl tells her parents that she wants to be a princess. The parents go out and search for all sorts of toys that will satisfy the girl's wishes. After they finish all that shopping, the girl then tells her parents that she wants to be a movie producer!   The store that is advertising implies that they have all the toys to make every child's wish come true. As I viewed that commercial a few times, I reflected on the message that

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