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One Heck Of A Reality Television Fight
A simple investment in a low-cost S&P 500 Index fund has delivered 4X returns over the last decade.
The Three Stages Of Modern Monetary Theory
After a decade of increasing wealth inequality, the masses have reached a moment of certain hopelessness. Maybe the $1.6 trillion student loan crisis has something to do with the despair.
Why Fed Chair Powell’s A Laughingstock
Clarity. Simplicity. Elegance. These fundamentals are all in short supply. But are they in high demand?
What Were They Thinking?
The popular delusion of many of today’s stock buyers is that risk has been eliminated and that the Fed can propel stocks higher forever.
Unsolicited Advice To Fed Chair Powell
American businesses over the past decade have taken a most unsettling turn
As The Madness Turns
GDP for the quarter, as estimated by the March 29 update to the New York Fed’s GDP Nowcast, grew at an annualized rate of 1.3 percent. For perspective, annualized GDP growth of 1.3 percent is akin to getting a 1.3 percent annual raise.
Is Inflation Beginning? Are You Ready?
Many investment gurus in the early 1980s were predicting the future while projecting the past. After a decade of raging price inflation, the popular dogma was to pack one’s portfolio with gold coins, fine art, and antiques.
Why Government Control Is Overrated
Reliable New York Stock Exchange data dates back to 1871. From then, through 1958, a period of roughly 87 years (and likely predating much earlier), with the exception of three brief reversals, stock yields exceeded bond yields.
Why Warren Buffett Should Buy Gold
Warren Buffett bought his first shares of stock at 11 years old. He saved up $114.75 and “went all in,” purchasing three shares of Cities Service preferred stock. The day was March 11, 1942 – nearly 77 years ago.
"The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be"
Earlier this week the official national debt eclipsed $22 trillion.
The Big Government Show Must Go On
Another week. Another week of distractions.
The Categorical Insanity Of Central Banking
Currency debasement. Asset price inflation. Booms, bubbles, and busts. Yes, folks, central bankers have succeeded at making full hash of the world at large. This goes for the Federal Reserve too.
An Honest And Easy Solution To Wealth Inequality
Silent Cal didn’t have much tolerance for government intervention into schools, healthcare, agriculture, industry, toothpaste producers, or any other segment of the economy. He was also opposed to policies of taxation and forced philanthropy.
Kicking Xi Jinping While He’s Down
Reports out of China this week are of an economy that’s slowing. In fact, China’s December exports fell 4.4 percent year-on-year. At the same time, China’s December imports fell 7.6 percent over this same period.
Washington’s Latest Match Made In Hell
One of the more enticing things about financial markets is not that they’re predictable. Or that they’re not predictable. It’s that they’re almost predictable…or at least they seem they should be.
The Downside Of Mindless Investing
High inflection points in life, like high inflection points in the stock market, are both humbling and instructive. One moment you think you’ve got the world by the tail. The next moment the rug’s yanked right out from under you.
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